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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Hong Kong
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This is super fast. I just received the Interview Letter yesterday. However I have planned a trip to go back Hong Kong next week because my mother will undergo a surgery. My question is - can I call immigration to postpone my interview one month later because I was told that after filing the n400, we are not suposed to travel abroad. Or do I have to cancel my trip? Please advise..thanks everyone.


N-400 Timeline

N400 send 2/26/2008

N400 NOA1 3/3/2008--cheque cashed

N400 biometrics 4/1/2008

N400 interview 6/16/2008(rescheduled)

Two A files, need to wait them to combine it then can take the oath ceremony

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Filed: Other Country: Thailand
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This is super fast. I just received the Interview Letter yesterday. However I have planned a trip to go back Hong Kong next week because my mother will undergo a surgery. My question is - can I call immigration to postpone my interview one month later because I was told that after filing the n400, we are not suposed to travel abroad. Or do I have to cancel my trip? Please advise..thanks everyone.

It's up to you if you to decide. If it's important for you to be back to HK, then you should go.

However, I can tell you that requesting them to reschedule your interview may delayed your process. You're very lucky to get such a quick respond to your application. You won't be able to decide when you can go in.. they actually will tell you when is the next available date is.

Good luck!!


I'm going to travel the world when I get my US passport

Arrived to the US: 09 Jul, 1997

Permanent Resident since: 09 Jul, 1997

Mailed N-400: 07/24/07

NSC Received N-400: 07/26/07

Date Green Domestic Return Receipt Request returned: 08/01/07

Check cashed: 08/01/07

NOA1 date: 09/10/07

Recieved NOA1: 09/14/07

FP notice received: 09/14/07

FP date: 10/03/07

Interview letter received: 03/15/08

Interview date: 04/15/08

Oath date: 05/07/08

It took 288 days for me to complete my journey

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You CAN travel internationally after filing the N-400. The only issue is that you must still meet the requirements for continuous residence and physical presence at the interview. A long trip could present a problem, especially if you were only just barely meeting the physical presence requirement. But for most people, a short trip abroad won't cause a failure to meet the requirements, so it's not a problem. At the interview, the officer will ask about any international trips you've taken since you filled out the N-400, so you should have your travel dates ready for him.

If you can arrange your trip so that you can return before the interview, it shouldn't be a problem at all.

If you need to reschedule the interview, that should also be possible. I'm not sure of the exact procedure, but I believe the interview letter contains instructions for rescheduling.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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This is super fast. I just received the Interview Letter yesterday. However I have planned a trip to go back Hong Kong next week because my mother will undergo a surgery. My question is - can I call immigration to postpone my interview one month later because I was told that after filing the n400, we are not suposed to travel abroad. Or do I have to cancel my trip? Please advise..thanks everyone.

Yes you can travel and yes you can post-pone the interview. The thing is you don't get to determine when the re-schedualed interview is, they'll re-schedual that for you. People have gotten it weeks to over a year later or more. So that will be a risk you will have to take. Generally from what I've heard, is you get re-shuffeled back into the mix of INS and some people have gotten lost back in there.

So hope that helps...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Hong Kong
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Thanks for everyone's replied, I decided to reschedule the interview and go back to HK for about one month, hope my application won't lost when it re-shuffeled again.


N-400 Timeline

N400 send 2/26/2008

N400 NOA1 3/3/2008--cheque cashed

N400 biometrics 4/1/2008

N400 interview 6/16/2008(rescheduled)

Two A files, need to wait them to combine it then can take the oath ceremony

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Filed: Country: Canada
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This is super fast. I just received the Interview Letter yesterday. However I have planned a trip to go back Hong Kong next week because my mother will undergo a surgery. My question is - can I call immigration to postpone my interview one month later because I was told that after filing the n400, we are not suposed to travel abroad. Or do I have to cancel my trip? Please advise..thanks everyone.

Under urgent circumstances you can reschedule the interview ,do explain them your valid reason so that they know .Good luck!!

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