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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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The appointment was scheduled for 1:30 pm, we checked in 15 minutes before (as recommended in the interview letter) and she was given the gray envelope with the passport application form in it, she got called in around 1:40 pm - I stayed in the waiting area with our daughter - she came out an hour later with the Immigration Officer who introduced himself and asked me if I was her husband, then he asked for the name of our child and my ID, after I complied he said: "congratulations, your presence here helped expedite the case, you will be getting a letter in the mail soon". Later on I found out that I could have been with her during the interview (did not know that).

My wife was carrying the Naturalization Interview Results letter in which the officer had checked the following:

You passed the tests of English and U.S. history and government.

USCIS will send you a written decision about your application.

Congratulations! Your application has been recommended for approval. At this time it appears that you have established your eligibility for naturalization. If final approval is granted, you will be notified when and where to report for the Oath Ceremony.

She was asked six (6) questions:

- What do the stars on the flag mean?

- Who is the Vice President of the USA today?

- How many states are there in the Union?

- Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?

- In what month do we vote for the President?

- What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?

She had read: "Who meets in the U.S. Capitol Building?" and write: "They are a happy family"

I think the interview also concentrated on our personal life as she was asked about my birth day, our home phone number, zip code, our marriage date, how did we meet, etc., questions that were asked when we went for our residency appointment, oh well, since there was nothing to hide she answered them correctly.

We are relieved that this "journey" is almost done, thank you very much for your support and for sharing your experiences along the way, it made the trip a whole lot less stressful, now we are on the look out for the Oath Ceremony letter which I believe will take place in the month of June.

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MIL's I-130 Timeline

03.10.2010: NOA-1 Notice Date

03.17.2010: $355.00 check for I-130 cashed

05.21.2010: $1,010.00 check for I-485 cashed

05.26.2010: I-797 Notice for Biometrics rcvd

06.17.2010: Biometrics taken

08.03.2010: Interview at USCIS San Francisco office

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congratulations!!!!!

thanks for the post, very encouraging.

keep us posted.


Lord blessed be Your name!

K1:

NOA 1 - March 31 2004

NOA 2 - July 7

to Manila - July 30

called embassy for interview date - Aug 17

Recvd K packet - Aug 24

CFO - Sept 7

Medical - Sept 15 & 16

Interview - Oct 8

Visa on hand - Oct 13 YES! thank You God!

POE - October 23

AOS & EAD:

Marriage at the beautiful St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands - Nov 6

SSN - Nov 29

State ID - Dec 1

AOS & EAD applied for - Dec. 6

NOAs for AOS & EAD - recvd mail on Dec 15 but receipt date is Dec 8

got TD shot for AOS - Dec. 15 paid $15

passd written exam for DL- Jan 03 2005

Biometrics for EAD & AOS - Jan 10

Biometrics AGAIN (???) - Feb 2

EAD recved - Jan 29

recved AOS interview letter - march 2

AOS interview - april 27 SUCCESS!! Thank You so much God! You never fail.

welcome to America letter - may 2

recvd "green" card - may 5 2005

got driver's license - may 20

removing conditions:

lifting of conditions on GC - jan 31 2007

NOA date - february 06

recvd NOA - february 26

recvd biometrics apptmnt letter - march 2

biometrics appt - march 12

citizenship:

sent N-400: february 25, 2008

recved: february 27

priority date: february 27

notice date: march 4

recved NOA1: march 6

recved biometrics letter: march 10

biometrics: march 19

intrvw letter rec'd: april 3

intrvw: may 13 - APPROVED!

Oath - Sept. 17

US Passport - Sept 26

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Brazil
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congrats! What are some of the answers, might need for my girl's eventual interview (only one I wonder about is important right = freedom of speech/press/belief/etc?)


12-14-07 Sent K-1 petition

12-17-07 Received NOA1

01-06-08 Got engaged!!!

02-21-08 NOA2 Approved

02-27-08 NVC processed petition

02-28-08 Received NOA2 in mail

03-03-08 Consulate in Rio de Janeiro received petition

03-21-08 Received packet for interview

04-22-08 Visa Interview and Visa APPROVED!

05-06-08 Visa received in mail

07-28-08 Wedding Date (Reception was 26th, but forgot to reigster for MC...oops)

10-04-08 Applied for AOS (EAD and AP also)

10-09-08 NOA1 for I-485

10-27-08 I-485 transferred to CSC

11-04-08 I-485 Biometrics appointment

11-13-08 NOA1 for EAD

12-09-08 EAD Biometrics appointment

01-08-09 AP Approved

01-13-09 AP Received

Cost of 3 roundtrip tickets to Brazil in last 3 years...... $2,900+

Cost of filing petitions for K-1 visa & AOS.................... $1,465+

Cost of monthly calling cards to Brazil........................$20

Cost of marrying the woman of my dreams.... PRICELESS

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Filed: Other Country: Thailand
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The appointment was scheduled for 1:30 pm, we checked in 15 minutes before (as recommended in the interview letter) and she was given the gray envelope with the passport application form in it, she got called in around 1:40 pm - I stayed in the waiting area with our daughter - she came out an hour later with the Immigration Officer who introduced himself and asked me if I was her husband, then he asked for the name of our child and my ID, after I complied he said: "congratulations, your presence here helped expedite the case, you will be getting a letter in the mail soon". Later on I found out that I could have been with her during the interview (did not know that).

My wife was carrying the Naturalization Interview Results letter in which the officer had checked the following:

You passed the tests of English and U.S. history and government.

USCIS will send you a written decision about your application.

Congratulations! Your application has been recommended for approval. At this time it appears that you have established your eligibility for naturalization. If final approval is granted, you will be notified when and where to report for the Oath Ceremony.

She was asked six (6) questions:

- What do the stars on the flag mean?

- Who is the Vice President of the USA today?

- How many states are there in the Union?

- Who is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government?

- In what month do we vote for the President?

- What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?

She had read: "Who meets in the U.S. Capitol Building?" and write: "They are a happy family"

I think the interview also concentrated on our personal life as she was asked about my birth day, our home phone number, zip code, our marriage date, how did we meet, etc., questions that were asked when we went for our residency appointment, oh well, since there was nothing to hide she answered them correctly.

We are relieved that this "journey" is almost done, thank you very much for your support and for sharing your experiences along the way, it made the trip a whole lot less stressful, now we are on the look out for the Oath Ceremony letter which I believe will take place in the month of June.

.

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Congrats!! :dance::dance: I'm happy for you both. Hopefully she will receive the notice to take oath soon =)

Edited by LovelyTena

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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congrats! What are some of the answers, might need for my girl's eventual interview (only one I wonder about is important right = freedom of speech/press/belief/etc?)

The study materials are Here on the USCIS site. There is a list of 100 questions; they'll choose up to 10. You have to get six right. They'll usually stop as soon as you get six right.

The most important right of a US Citizen may be subject to debate if you're asking in general terms. But if you're taking the citizenship test, the most important right of a US Citizen is the right to vote, because that's the answer they want to hear. (BTW, those other rights, freedoms of speech/press/belief etc. may be very important, but they are rights that the Bill of Rights gives to all the people, not just citizens, while the right to vote is reserved for only citizens).

And many congratulations to kamitoz! We hope to be following in your footsteps in late May.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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