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I have not been able to find a schedule for eastern district court. I could not figure out a pattern from Trackitt as well.
Does Dallas conduct judicial oath every month? I interviewed April 27 and still have no information about my oath. If I knew name change could cause so much trouble. I would not have requested one. I even approached congressman for help and no progress.

I'm so frustrated at this point.

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I considered asking for a name change (was going to make my maiden surname a 2nd middle name),so it would have been First, Middle, Maiden Surname, Married Surname but changed my mind for this exact reason. Left my name as it was (First, Middle, Married Surname). Had my interview on 17 April, oath on 2 June at Irving, TX. Are you in the N-400 October 2014 filers thread? Somebody was saying there that their co-worker also requested name change and had 4 months between "in-line for oath" and their oath date.


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That was my coworker :) I just asked her and she was at the Northern district court so that timeline was for that court, not for the Eastern district . I do know that asking for a judicial ceremony does lengthen the process but if you need a name change, it's best to wait because if you did it by yourself in a court of law, it's like $300 in Texas. So you'll save money, just gotta be patient. I dont think they have schedules, and even so, you wouldnt know if or how backed up they might be. I really depends on what court you are in.

Hang in there, soon you will be done FOREVER!


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Thank you both for your response. I'm from eastern district. At least northern district has a schedule posted online, but eastern district has no information. I wonder why name changes have too be judicial oath? USCIS is making it complicated for themselves.

I regret requesting name change.

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The USCIS website says Dallas conducts 3 judicial ceremonies a month. Are you sure you will be in the Eastern district? Maybe ALL judicial ceremonies are conducted in the Northern district? There are courts for the Northern District in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock and Amarillo. Do you live close to any of these cities?

It's just an idea/brain storming, I may very well be wrong.


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USCIS website is not accurate. I spoke to Senator Ted Cruz's office and the lady who deals with immigration confirmed that Dallas does not hold that many judicial oath ceremonies because of shortage of Judges. It is only based on Judge's availability oath ceremonies are scheduled. Easter district court conducts ceremonies in Irving office but does not have a schedule. It is viscous circle. Basically no one has an answer.

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Thank you both for your response. I'm from eastern district. At least northern district has a schedule posted online, but eastern district has no information. I wonder why name changes have too be judicial oath? USCIS is making it complicated for themselves.

I regret requesting name change.

USCIS is not allowed, by law, to change someone's name. Only the courts can do that. That's why you needed a judicial oath. Technically, all oaths should be judicial oaths, but in most areas the courts have partially delegated that authority to USCIS. That's why administrative oaths exist. However, the courts never delegated the name change authority. So USCIS has no more power to change your name than the the Social Security Administration does.


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USCIS website is not accurate. I spoke to Senator Ted Cruz's office and the lady who deals with immigration confirmed that Dallas does not hold that many judicial oath ceremonies because of shortage of Judges. It is only based on Judge's availability oath ceremonies are scheduled. Easter district court conducts ceremonies in Irving office but does not have a schedule. It is viscous circle. Basically no one has an answer.

All judicial oaths anywhere in the country are scheduled by the courts. USCIS May fas colitvare by renting out the space and they will send out the letters, but the ceremonies are always held according to the judges' schedules. Some courts are busier than others. Actually, in some smaller states judicial oaths can take over 6 months.


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USCIS website is not accurate. I spoke to Senator Ted Cruz's office and the lady who deals with immigration confirmed that Dallas does not hold that many judicial oath ceremonies because of shortage of Judges. It is only based on Judge's availability oath ceremonies are scheduled. Easter district court conducts ceremonies in Irving office but does not have a schedule. It is viscous circle. Basically no one has an answer.

I assume you've checked this and i could be wrong, but are you sure you're in the eastern district?

Irving isn't listed on the list of cities in the eastern district and the area immediately north of Dallas, where Irving is located is part of the northern district. See these links. One is the eastern district website and the other is a map of all federal court districts.

http://www.txed.uscourts.gov/index.shtml

http://www.lexadin.nl/wlg/pics/maps/usa.gif

As I said I could be wrong, but I want to make sure you're working with the right information.

Edited by JimmyHou

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Thank you so much for the info. I live in Collin county and that is part of eastern district. :(

Ah ok! You're right. Collin County is on the eastern district list. :-)

All judicial oaths anywhere in the country are scheduled by the courts. USCIS May fas colitvare by renting out the space and they will send out the letters, but the ceremonies are always held according to the judges' schedules. Some courts are busier than others. Actually, in some smaller states judicial oaths can take over 6 months.

Sorry for the typo here... "fas coltivare" was supposed to be "facilitate"! Edited by JimmyHou

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Agreed with the whole "why is this so complicated" idea.

Passed my naturalization interview 6/12/15 and still waiting for any update anywhere in the system. I think I have unrealistic expectations as my work colleague had his interview and oath ceremony in the same week.

I'm in Denton County so Irving is my field office. No name change either.

The opacity of the process is incredibly frustrating.

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Agreed with the whole "why is this so complicated" idea.

Passed my naturalization interview 6/12/15 and still waiting for any update anywhere in the system. I think I have unrealistic expectations as my work colleague had his interview and oath ceremony in the same week.

I'm in Denton County so Irving is my field office. No name change either.

The opacity of the process is incredibly frustrating.

i did on the same day with you. My scheduled appointment was 9 30. But got in the room at 10 50 am. And still waiting...

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