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Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum, i hope to find some answers to my concerns.
So i had my citizenship interview yesterday, everything went smoothly, the officer was super nice and friendly. I passed my English test & civic test correctly and easily, after that, the officer went through my application she said just to update it if anything has been changed since then, like name, address, etc
After she finished she made me sign on my photos. And she said she recommend me for approval. However, when i checked the N-652 (Naturalization Interview Results) which indicated that I indeed passed the tests of English and U.S. history and government. It says "A decision cannot yet be made about your application" , instead of the "Congratulations! Your application has been recommended for approval."
I also, told the officer that i'm planning to go on vacation overseas this coming February,and i already booked my ticket, she said she can't guarantee anything but she will do her best and she took a note and stick it on my file. I asked her how long it would take ,she said that i should expect something by the end of January or the beginning of February.
I'm really getting frustrated, based on your experiences is this usual/normal? Anybody been through this? how long would it take usually till oath ceremony? mentioning my upcoming trip will possibly affect their decision? :unsure::(

Any advice/clarification would be highly appreciated.
Thanks

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This happens most of the time...more of a routine for the IO to pass on your file to their supervisor for a second review! You will receive a decision hopefully soon! Congrats on passing the interview! You only have one more step to be done with all this!

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Thank you KASH2011!

This happens most of the time...more of a routine for the IO to pass on your file to their supervisor for a second review! You will receive a decision hopefully soon! Congrats on passing the interview! You only have one more step to be done with all this!

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*** Thread is moved from the US Citizenship main forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Actually this happened because of the clog with the FBI and background checks. They found out that the FBI was not doing significant background checks that they were supposed to be doing. So that put a halt temporarily in any new approvals for US citizenship.

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Actually this happened because of the clog with the FBI and background checks. They found out that the FBI was not doing significant background checks that they were supposed to be doing. So that put a halt temporarily in any new approvals for US citizenship.

No, this has been happening routinely since before they found out about the FBI thing.

It happened to me in April 2015. It's routine, a supervisor has to sign off on it.

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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Congratulations on your recommendation for approval! We are also in Dallas and my husband has his interview tomorrow morning. I saw online that the Irving TX field office does same day oath ceremonies, so we were hoping that might happen tomorrow. It's definitely disheartening to hear that it could take another month or two, even with a successful interview. I hope you hear back from them much sooner than that! Good luck!


Husband's Naturalization Journey: (NBC number)

9/2/16: N-400 mailed to Dallas office via UPS Ground
9/6/16: Arrived to office per UPS tracking
9/14/16: NOA1 received in mail (dated 9/6/16)
9/21/16: Biometrics notification received in mail
10/6/16: Biometrics completed
11/10/16: Notification for interview received in mail
12/15/16: Interview ("Recommended for approval")
12/20/16: In line for oath ceremony (online status)
12/27/16: Received oath ceremony letter in mail
1/17/17: Oath ceremony
Hubby is now a US citizen! :) 133 days from NOA date to Oath Ceremony

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Congratulations on your recommendation for approval! We are also in Dallas and my husband has his interview tomorrow morning. I saw online that the Irving TX field office does same day oath ceremonies, so we were hoping that might happen tomorrow. It's definitely disheartening to hear that it could take another month or two, even with a successful interview. I hope you hear back from them much sooner than that! Good luck!

Thank you Okramango! I know it's frustrating! I wish you good luck for your husband's interview tomorrow.

Please keep us updated.

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Thank you Okramango! I know it's frustrating! I wish you good luck for your husband's interview tomorrow.

Please keep us updated.

Thank you! His interview today went really smoothly and he was "recommended for approval"! The N-652 that he was given also had the "recommended for approval" checked off, and he was told we should get a letter within 2-3 weeks with the final results and oath ceremony date. Hope you hear back from them soon too!


Husband's Naturalization Journey: (NBC number)

9/2/16: N-400 mailed to Dallas office via UPS Ground
9/6/16: Arrived to office per UPS tracking
9/14/16: NOA1 received in mail (dated 9/6/16)
9/21/16: Biometrics notification received in mail
10/6/16: Biometrics completed
11/10/16: Notification for interview received in mail
12/15/16: Interview ("Recommended for approval")
12/20/16: In line for oath ceremony (online status)
12/27/16: Received oath ceremony letter in mail
1/17/17: Oath ceremony
Hubby is now a US citizen! :) 133 days from NOA date to Oath Ceremony

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Thank you! His interview today went really smoothly and he was "recommended for approval"! The N-652 that he was given also had the "recommended for approval" checked off, and he was told we should get a letter within 2-3 weeks with the final results and oath ceremony date. Hope you hear back from them soon too!

That's awesome!!! Congratulations!! :dance:

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Hello Everybody

I just wanted to share my experience here. I had my interview on 12/14. That day the first thing the IO had me to do was to sign the photographs and the forms of the name change, after that he started asked me the 6 US History Questions and he only made me write one english sentence. After that he asked me all the questions. At the end he have given me the N-562 form marked that I have passed the US History and English test, but he also marked that "A decisition could not be ready made". I asked why I could not have the answer and he said that he could not tell me, at that point I was like freaking out and being very dissapointed. Was feeling so bad the only thing he told me is that I would receive the answer by mail. then I asked when.. then he said by the mid next week. So today I've got a phone call from him saying that I should go to the office to sign some paper so I went and I got the letter marked with "Congratulations you are recommended for approval" (yay!!), then he told me that it would be until January when they will send me Oath Ceremony date.

I know this could be so frustating. I just hope my experience could be helpful to anybody.

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***UPDATE***

So finally i got my oath ceremony scheduled. 

* January 4, my status has been changed to "We placed you in line for your oath ceremony ...etc" 

*January 6, my status changed to "Oath Ceremony notice was mailed " 

*January 9, I got the letter in the mail.

And my ceremony is scheduled for January 26. :D

 

Thanks everyone for your input and your help & Good luck for the rest.

 

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17 hours ago, Rany11 said:

***UPDATE***

So finally i got my oath ceremony scheduled. 

* January 4, my status has been changed to "We placed you in line for your oath ceremony ...etc" 

*January 6, my status changed to "Oath Ceremony notice was mailed " 

*January 9, I got the letter in the mail.

And my ceremony is scheduled for January 26. :D

 

Thanks everyone for your input and your help & Good luck for the rest.

 

Wow, congrats!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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