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Had my citizenship interview on May 13th 2015, I was told by the officer and got a document saying that I was recommended for approval, haven't heard anything from USCIS since. Based on what I've seen that might happen if you haven't been recommended for approval, I haven't seen on this forum taking longer than 3 weeks after the interview to get an oath letter or something. I have a felling my case got stuck or lost somewhere, when should I make an infopass or reach out to my congressman?

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120 days after interview for a decision.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Agree with Nancy.

Way to early to be worrying.

At this point, i wouldn't even waste time calling.

Read through some of the monthly threads... there are dozens of people on here who have waited 2 or 3 months to be scheduled for an oath or even get an inline for oath update.

Edited by JimmyHou

For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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Agree with Nancy.

Way to early to be worrying.

At this point, i wouldn't even waste time calling.

Read through some of the monthly threads... there are dozens of people on here who have waited 2 or 3 months to be scheduled for an oath or even get an inline for oath update.

Jimmy,

Are you saying you have seen people waiting for 2-3months to hear anything back from USCIS after they were recommended for approval?

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Jimmy,

Are you saying you have seen people waiting for 2-3months to hear anything back from USCIS after they were recommended for approval?

What do you mean by "hear anything back"?

They really don't do anything after the interview except place you inline for oath (sometimes) and schedule the oath.

Have I seen people wait 2-3 months to be scheduled for an oath ceremony after being recommended for approval? Absolutely... all the time.

The worst case I've seen was 19 months, but that was a major exception and required further action.

I would schedule an Infopass for after it's been 4 months since your interview. You can do it sooner, but you many not get a useful response. If you've waited the 120 days and scheduled an Infopass and still have no response, then you could contact your representatives for help. That's jsut my advice.

Edited by JimmyHou

For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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What do you mean by "hear anything back"?

A letter, email, status update about my case. Just cus I've been recommended for approval, doesn't mean I'm automatically approved, I can still be denied, RFEd or something else.

They really don't do anything after the interview except place you inline for oath (sometimes) and schedule the oath.

Have I seen people wait 2-3 months to be scheduled for an oath ceremony after being recommended for approval? Absolutely... all the time.

The worst case I've seen was 19 months, but that was a major exception and required further action.

I would schedule an Infopass for after it's been 4 months since your interview. You can do it sooner, but you many not get a useful response. If you've waited the 120 days and scheduled an Infopass and still have no response, then you could contact your representatives for help. That's jsut my advice.

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As I said, if you are approved, your first notification will be being placed inline for the oath ceremony or in some cases being scheduled for the oath ceremony. That can take several months or a few days.

If you're not approved, you'll get an RFE or a denial letter. That can also take a few days or several months.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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I can relate to your situation, Been waiting as well. My interview was May 5th placed inline May 11th. And nothing since then. I have been a tiny bit worried because a few people around me that have about the same interview time are already scheduled for the interview and my local office is known to be fairly fast, so I am imagining a scenario where my oath letter is lost and by the time I realize it they've already closed my case or something! I know it's rare, but can't help to think that way

My case is further complicated by the fact that I will be out of the country and if it comes when I am not here I don't know how to reschedule it

Oh well! I have decided not to worry about it for now

Hang in there

Best wishes


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I can relate to your situation, Been waiting as well. My interview was May 5th placed inline May 11th. And nothing since then. I have been a tiny bit worried because a few people around me that have about the same interview time are already scheduled for the interview and my local office is known to be fairly fast, so I am imagining a scenario where my oath letter is lost and by the time I realize it they've already closed my case or something! I know it's rare, but can't help to think that way

My case is further complicated by the fact that I will be out of the country and if it comes when I am not here I don't know how to reschedule it

Oh well! I have decided not to worry about it for now

Hang in there

Best wishes

If you miss your oath ceremony you will be sent a letter asking you to provide a reason. If you reply within 30 days, you'll be rescheduled for another ceremony. If you fail to reply, your application will be denied and you will be able to reapply.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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