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Priority date current, case not complete, petitioner going to be a citizen! Advice needed

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Okay so technically my priority date is current. My case is not complete yet. Delays occurred due to the website issue and i could not pay iv fee and fill form DS 260. I finally did that on 8th july. Now im just waiting...

My husbands oath ceremony is on 22nd july and then he will become a citizen!! Now im not sure whether to continue with my F2A process or should my husband upgrade it? I read that it takes 2 months to upgrade? But im already done with all NVC steps.. would it still take that much time? If any one of you has been in this situation please share your experience. I just want to know what would be better and what option would get my interview scheduled faster. Thanks in advance

NOTE: please read my signature below, if you need to see my case history


My F2A Journey

07/16/2013: I-130 package sent

08/22/2013: Package received by USCIS, informed through an automated message
12/05/2013: Receipt number received (NOA1) P.D - 12/02/2013

02/06/2014: Petition approved (NOA2)

02/20/2014: Case received by NVC

04/26/2014: Called NVC, they said they have sent an email on March 28th. No further processing can be done till priority date is current.

02/25/2015: Welcome letter sent, Invoice ID number included
05/04/2015: DS-261 completed

05/05/2015: AOS Fee paid; status “in process”
05/07/2015: AOS Payment status “PAID”

05/21/2015: AOS & IV Package mailed to NVC *Fingers crossed*

05/29/2015: NVC received our documents (SCAN DATE) - Notified through email on 6/4/2015
06/09/2015: DS261 reviewed (found out by calling NVC)

06/14/2015: IV fee bill generated (received email) *cant pay - ceac portal having issues*

06/26/2015: Checklist received for not paying IV fee *waiting to pay online*

07/05/2015: IV fee paid finally website is fixed! *Showed as PAID 7/8/15*
07/08/2015: DS260 submitted

09/22/2015: Case completed finally (over the phone with NVC)
09/29/2015: CC confirmation email received

10/22/2015: Interview scheduled
12/03/2015: Interview (approved!!!)

Husband's N400 Time-line

31st Oct 2014 – N400 application submitted------ 14th Nov 2014 – Delivered to USCIS Phoenix AZ------ 18th Nov 2014 – Text message from USCIS that case is received. Given a receipt number.------ 18th Nov 2014 – Email notification indicated case is accepted and forwarded to NBC------ 24th Nov 2014 – NOA1 hard copy received in mail------- 28th Nov 2014 – Biometric appointment letter received in mail. Dated : 8/12/14------ 03rd Dec 2014 – Early walk in biometrics------ 10th Dec 2014 – Yellow letter received------- 15th Dec 2014 – Online status: Case in-line for interview------ 11th May 2015 – Interview letter received------ 17th June 2015 – Interview at Santa Ana (APPROVED!!) ------- 22nd June 2015 – In line for Oath (E-notification)--------- 30th June 2015 - Oath ceremony notice mailed (Received in mail = 5th July)------- 22nd July 2015 - OATH CEREMONY!! *US CITIZEN*

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hi

at this point it doesn't matter, you will complete the case and get the interview, it won't matter if he is a USC or LPR, it doesn't make it any faster

but he should update his status anyway.

thank you for ur reply.

You mean that once he naturalizes, he should call NVC and inform them that he is USC now?


My F2A Journey

07/16/2013: I-130 package sent

08/22/2013: Package received by USCIS, informed through an automated message
12/05/2013: Receipt number received (NOA1) P.D - 12/02/2013

02/06/2014: Petition approved (NOA2)

02/20/2014: Case received by NVC

04/26/2014: Called NVC, they said they have sent an email on March 28th. No further processing can be done till priority date is current.

02/25/2015: Welcome letter sent, Invoice ID number included
05/04/2015: DS-261 completed

05/05/2015: AOS Fee paid; status “in process”
05/07/2015: AOS Payment status “PAID”

05/21/2015: AOS & IV Package mailed to NVC *Fingers crossed*

05/29/2015: NVC received our documents (SCAN DATE) - Notified through email on 6/4/2015
06/09/2015: DS261 reviewed (found out by calling NVC)

06/14/2015: IV fee bill generated (received email) *cant pay - ceac portal having issues*

06/26/2015: Checklist received for not paying IV fee *waiting to pay online*

07/05/2015: IV fee paid finally website is fixed! *Showed as PAID 7/8/15*
07/08/2015: DS260 submitted

09/22/2015: Case completed finally (over the phone with NVC)
09/29/2015: CC confirmation email received

10/22/2015: Interview scheduled
12/03/2015: Interview (approved!!!)

Husband's N400 Time-line

31st Oct 2014 – N400 application submitted------ 14th Nov 2014 – Delivered to USCIS Phoenix AZ------ 18th Nov 2014 – Text message from USCIS that case is received. Given a receipt number.------ 18th Nov 2014 – Email notification indicated case is accepted and forwarded to NBC------ 24th Nov 2014 – NOA1 hard copy received in mail------- 28th Nov 2014 – Biometric appointment letter received in mail. Dated : 8/12/14------ 03rd Dec 2014 – Early walk in biometrics------ 10th Dec 2014 – Yellow letter received------- 15th Dec 2014 – Online status: Case in-line for interview------ 11th May 2015 – Interview letter received------ 17th June 2015 – Interview at Santa Ana (APPROVED!!) ------- 22nd June 2015 – In line for Oath (E-notification)--------- 30th June 2015 - Oath ceremony notice mailed (Received in mail = 5th July)------- 22nd July 2015 - OATH CEREMONY!! *US CITIZEN*

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You should not rush into informing NVC about citizenship. If you wait untill first week of august then your visa interview will be in. Then inform them so that they can not delay or cancel interview. There is no rule to inform them about citizenship right away. Its just my opinion but your husband can not call nvc and tell them that he is us citizen because without oath ceremony or naturalization certificate, you can not call yourself citizen.


11/27/2013 - Priority Date

04/01/2015 - I-130 Approved

04/21/2015 - NVC received Case

04/29/2015 - DS261 filled

05/02/2015 - Case under CSPA review

06/04/2015 - Supervisor review Initiated-Wait 42 days

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You should not rush into informing NVC about citizenship. If you wait untill first week of august then your visa interview will be in. Then inform them so that they can not delay or cancel interview. There is no rule to inform them about citizenship right away. Its just my opinion but your husband can not call nvc and tell them that he is us citizen because without oath ceremony or naturalization certificate, you can not call yourself citizen.

Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes im thinking to just wait and see how things go. Probably that will be faster route as my date is current now. And i do know that without oath he isnt a citizen. If we were to upgrade, we were going to that the very next day of his oath ceremony.


My F2A Journey

07/16/2013: I-130 package sent

08/22/2013: Package received by USCIS, informed through an automated message
12/05/2013: Receipt number received (NOA1) P.D - 12/02/2013

02/06/2014: Petition approved (NOA2)

02/20/2014: Case received by NVC

04/26/2014: Called NVC, they said they have sent an email on March 28th. No further processing can be done till priority date is current.

02/25/2015: Welcome letter sent, Invoice ID number included
05/04/2015: DS-261 completed

05/05/2015: AOS Fee paid; status “in process”
05/07/2015: AOS Payment status “PAID”

05/21/2015: AOS & IV Package mailed to NVC *Fingers crossed*

05/29/2015: NVC received our documents (SCAN DATE) - Notified through email on 6/4/2015
06/09/2015: DS261 reviewed (found out by calling NVC)

06/14/2015: IV fee bill generated (received email) *cant pay - ceac portal having issues*

06/26/2015: Checklist received for not paying IV fee *waiting to pay online*

07/05/2015: IV fee paid finally website is fixed! *Showed as PAID 7/8/15*
07/08/2015: DS260 submitted

09/22/2015: Case completed finally (over the phone with NVC)
09/29/2015: CC confirmation email received

10/22/2015: Interview scheduled
12/03/2015: Interview (approved!!!)

Husband's N400 Time-line

31st Oct 2014 – N400 application submitted------ 14th Nov 2014 – Delivered to USCIS Phoenix AZ------ 18th Nov 2014 – Text message from USCIS that case is received. Given a receipt number.------ 18th Nov 2014 – Email notification indicated case is accepted and forwarded to NBC------ 24th Nov 2014 – NOA1 hard copy received in mail------- 28th Nov 2014 – Biometric appointment letter received in mail. Dated : 8/12/14------ 03rd Dec 2014 – Early walk in biometrics------ 10th Dec 2014 – Yellow letter received------- 15th Dec 2014 – Online status: Case in-line for interview------ 11th May 2015 – Interview letter received------ 17th June 2015 – Interview at Santa Ana (APPROVED!!) ------- 22nd June 2015 – In line for Oath (E-notification)--------- 30th June 2015 - Oath ceremony notice mailed (Received in mail = 5th July)------- 22nd July 2015 - OATH CEREMONY!! *US CITIZEN*

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Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes im thinking to just wait and see how things go. Probably that will be faster route as my date is current now. And i do know that without oath he isnt a citizen. If we were to upgrade, we were going to that the very next day of his oath ceremony.

Sorry i overlooked that you did mention about informing nvc after oath. You are lucky that you have only couple of steps left whereas in our case(my wife's sister), no welcome letter yet. Luckily my wife and daughter are citizen so least worry. Otherwise it would be so hard to live without your love ones. I am not sure how lot of you stay positive for so long..

11/27/2013 - Priority Date

04/01/2015 - I-130 Approved

04/21/2015 - NVC received Case

04/29/2015 - DS261 filled

05/02/2015 - Case under CSPA review

06/04/2015 - Supervisor review Initiated-Wait 42 days

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