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CocoG

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About CocoG

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  • City
    Atlanta, Goergia

Immigration Info

  • Immigration Status
    Naturalization (pending)
  • Place benefits filed at
  • Country
    Canada
  • Our Story
    My children and I arrived from Canada in 2004 on K-3 and K-4 Visas. We were granted permanent resident status in June 2007. Our next step is obtaining U.S. Citizenship.

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  1. I arrived at the Atlanta USCIS field office today at 11:45 am for 12:00 noon oath ceremony appointment and after clearing security proceeded to the 2nd floor and stood in line for check in. An officer greeted me and requested the oath ceremony notification letter, ID and green card. N-400 applicants were seated on the second floor, while immigration officers confirmed the information declared on the back of the oath ceremony letter. Note the back of the form is supposed to be completed and signed on the day of the oath ceremony and the city below the signature is the city where the ceremony is taking place and not the applicant's city. Many of us were asked to change the city to Atlanta. Family members and friends of N-400 applicants were instructed to wait on the 3rd floor and were assured they would be permitted to return to observe the citizenship ceremony. Applicants were called into the ceremony room row by row beginning at the front of the room. Once inside the ceremony room, applicants stood in a line and 2 immigration offers reviewed the oath letter, took the green cards and assigned each applicant a number which coincided with a seat number. Applicants were instructed to sit in their assigned seat. There was a package on each chair containing, a congratulations on becoming a U.S. Citizen letter, voting information, a copy of "The Citizen's Almanac", copy of the Declaration of Independence, a U.S.flag, passport application, etc. Once all 149 applicants were seated, the officiator discussed rights and responsibilities of citizenship and a volunteer group discussed voter registration and said they would be available following the ceremony to assist with registration. Applicants were then permitted to ask questions, then guests were permitted into the ceremony room and the ceremony began. At the end of the ceremony , guests were asked to wait outside the ceremony room while officers issued citizenship certificates to each applicant . Guests were told they could return after all certificates were issued could take photos around the room if they wished. The entire process took a little over 2 hours. There were 149 new Americans in today's ceremony representing 49 countries. My Visa Journey has finally ended. Again... I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who took time to complete timelines, post and share their experience, and offer advise, support and encouragement. My journey to citizenship would not have been so easy without all of you. Warm Regards and Best Wishes CocoG
  2. Don't worry. I had my interview in Atlanta on August 12th and was informed that my oath ceremony notice would be issued within 3 to 4 weeks. My oath ceremony is today, 9/1/2017. Be patient, as long as you were approved you have nothing to worry about. Congratulations!
  3. I submitted my citizenship application at the end of January 2017 with my 10 year green card about to expire at the end of June 2017. My citizenship interview was scheduled for 12:30 pm today. I was surprised that my appointment was scheduled for a Saturday. I arrived at the Atlanta USCIS office 12 noon and cleared security. I was then directed to the 3rd floor where I was given a ticket with a number and instructed on where to sit. My number was called by the immigration officer at approximately 1:05 pm. My officer was a middle age lady Black female with a serious, but professional demeanor. She asked for my interview letter and ticket number. Upon entering the room I remained standing from reading other posts. The officer instructed me to remain standing and to but my belongings on a chair. She then asked me to raise my right hand and swore me in. The officer had my immigration file opened on the table in front of her and asked me for my green card and driver's license. I told her that my green card was about to expire so I went to USCIS and received a stamp in my passport and my green card was taken from me by USCIS. The officer had me sign a "Record of Sworn Statement (Missing PRC)". The officer later said I would need to bring this form to the Oath Ceremony since I would not have a green card to turn in. After completing the form , I was photographed and my index fingers were finger printed. The officer then reviewed each question on the application form. I was divorced twice and apparently omitted to add a separate piece of paper with my first husband's information. The officer had me complete a form with my first husband's information. I for the life of me could not recall his year of birth, but it did not seem to matter. The officer then handed me a piece of paper with a list of written statements and asked me to read the statement on line 1. which was "what month is Columbus Day in?". She then handed the paper to me and asked me to write "Columbus Day is in October". I was then given the Civic Test and was asked the following questions: Name one branch or part of the government? What did the Declaration of Independence do? We elect a US senator for how many years? If both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President? What does the President's Cabinet's Cabinet do? How many justices are on the Supreme Court? The officer then had me sign some paperwork and handed me a piece of paper entitled "Naturalization Interview Results" with "You passed the English and US History and government tests checked and Congratulation! Your application is recommended for approval. The officer then said you should be notified of your oath ceremony date in 4 to 6 weeks. The officer gave me the Record of Sworn Statement (PRC) form to submit at the oath ceremony. I left the office at 1:45 pm. Today I am one step closer to the end of my Visa Journey and I could not have done so without the invaluable information obtained from this site. Thank you to all of you who take time to share and answer questions and offer assistance. You Rock!!!
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