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Some may have seen this already, but my wife and I will be filing our N-400 in 9 days. For once, it seems living in a sparsely populated state (Montana) works in our favor. This updated .pdf says Helena MT is taking 5.0 months to process applications for naturalization.

Office******************Months

Agana, Guam ........................8.6

Albany, NY...........................7.2

Albuquerque, NM .................8.7

Anchorage, AK .....................8.7

Atlanta, GA...........................9.9

Baltimore, MD....................14.0

Boise, ID .............................14.2

Boston, MA...........................9.9

Buffalo, NY ..........................6.4

Charleston, SC ...................14.1

Charlotte Amalie, VI.............7.9

Charlotte, NC ......................14.4

Chicago, IL ...........................8.6

Cincinnati, OH ......................7.5

Cleveland, OH ......................7.5

Columbus, OH ......................7.4

Dallas, TX...........................13.7

Denver, CO ...........................8.2

Des Moines, IA.....................5.8

Detroit, MI ............................8.0

El Paso, TX .........................14.2

Fort Smith, AR......................8.6

Fresno, CA ..........................12.6

Harlingen, TX .......................6.5

Hartford, CT........................14.3

Helena, MT ...........................5.0 <--- YAY!

Honolulu, HI .........................6.8

Houston, TX........................14.0

Indianapolis, IN ....................5.7

Jacksonville, FL ....................7.6

Kansas City, MO.................10.4

Las Vegas, NV....................14.1

Los Angeles, CA.................14.3

Louisville, KY ......................7.1

Manchester, NH ..................14.6

Memphis, TN ........................9.8

Miami, FL ...........................14.2

Milwaukee, WI .....................6.8

Mount Laurel, NJ................11.6

New Orleans, LA ................14.5

New York, NY....................10.1

Newark, NJ ......................... 10.3

Norfolk, VA........................ 14.6

Oklahoma City, OK.............. 8.6

Omaha, NE ........................... 5.8

Orlando, FL ........................ 14.4

Philadelphia, PA ................. 11.8

Phoenix, AZ........................ 14.4

Pittsburgh, PA....................... 6.0

Portland, ME......................... 7.3

Portland, OR ......................... 9.7

Providence, RI .................... 14.2

Reno, NV.............................. 7.3

Sacramento, CA.................... 7.8

Salt Lake City, UT................ 8.6

San Antonio, TX................... 9.8

San Diego, CA...................... 9.1

San Francisco, CA ................ 8.6

San Jose, CA....................... 14.2

San Juan, PR ....................... 13.0

Seattle, WA........................... 9.8

Spokane, WA........................ 6.9

St Albans, VT ....................... 8.3

St Louis, MO ...................... 10.8

St Paul, MN .......................... 8.6

Tampa, FL .......................... 11.3

Tucson, AZ ......................... 14.4

Washington, DC ................. 14.7

West Palm Beach, FL ........... 9.0

Yakima, WA....................... 14.1


May 27, 2009: N-400 Window Opens

June 2, 2008: N-400 Sent

June 3, 2008: N-400 Received at Nebraska Service Center

June 13, 2008: NOA1

June 16, 2008: Biometrics letter

June 24th, 2008: Biometrics Appointment

July 7th, 2008: Called FBI, verified that biometrics check has been completed and returned to USCIS

August 26th, 2008: N-400 Interview Passed

September 18th, 2008: Swearing in, Billings Montana

Send Expedited 14-day passport paperwork???

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Some may have seen this already, but my wife and I will be filing our N-400 in 9 days. For once, it seems living in a sparsely populated state (Montana) works in our favor. This updated .pdf says Helena MT is taking 5.0 months to process applications for naturalization.

Office******************Months

Agana, Guam ........................8.6

Albany, NY...........................7.2

Albuquerque, NM .................8.7

Anchorage, AK .....................8.7

Atlanta, GA...........................9.9

Baltimore, MD....................14.0

Boise, ID .............................14.2

Boston, MA...........................9.9

Buffalo, NY ..........................6.4

Charleston, SC ...................14.1

Charlotte Amalie, VI.............7.9

Charlotte, NC ......................14.4

Chicago, IL ...........................8.6

Cincinnati, OH ......................7.5

Cleveland, OH ......................7.5

Columbus, OH ......................7.4

Dallas, TX...........................13.7

Denver, CO ...........................8.2

Des Moines, IA.....................5.8

Detroit, MI ............................8.0

El Paso, TX .........................14.2

Fort Smith, AR......................8.6

Fresno, CA ..........................12.6

Harlingen, TX .......................6.5

Hartford, CT........................14.3

Helena, MT ...........................5.0 <--- YAY!

Honolulu, HI .........................6.8

Houston, TX........................14.0

Indianapolis, IN ....................5.7

Jacksonville, FL ....................7.6

Kansas City, MO.................10.4

Las Vegas, NV....................14.1

Los Angeles, CA.................14.3

Louisville, KY ......................7.1

Manchester, NH ..................14.6

Memphis, TN ........................9.8

Miami, FL ...........................14.2

Milwaukee, WI .....................6.8

Mount Laurel, NJ................11.6

New Orleans, LA ................14.5

New York, NY....................10.1

Newark, NJ ......................... 10.3

Norfolk, VA........................ 14.6

Oklahoma City, OK.............. 8.6

Omaha, NE ........................... 5.8

Orlando, FL ........................ 14.4

Philadelphia, PA ................. 11.8

Phoenix, AZ........................ 14.4

Pittsburgh, PA....................... 6.0

Portland, ME......................... 7.3

Portland, OR ......................... 9.7

Providence, RI .................... 14.2

Reno, NV.............................. 7.3

Sacramento, CA.................... 7.8

Salt Lake City, UT................ 8.6

San Antonio, TX................... 9.8

San Diego, CA...................... 9.1

San Francisco, CA ................ 8.6

San Jose, CA....................... 14.2

San Juan, PR ....................... 13.0

Seattle, WA........................... 9.8

Spokane, WA........................ 6.9

St Albans, VT ....................... 8.3

St Louis, MO ...................... 10.8

St Paul, MN .......................... 8.6

Tampa, FL .......................... 11.3

Tucson, AZ ......................... 14.4

Washington, DC ................. 14.7

West Palm Beach, FL ........... 9.0

Yakima, WA....................... 14.1

Where are you getting this information. The USCIS websit gives processing times for N-400 last update was on 4/15/08. Most are about 10 month away. Where is this PDF file?

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May 27, 2009: N-400 Window Opens

June 2, 2008: N-400 Sent

June 3, 2008: N-400 Received at Nebraska Service Center

June 13, 2008: NOA1

June 16, 2008: Biometrics letter

June 24th, 2008: Biometrics Appointment

July 7th, 2008: Called FBI, verified that biometrics check has been completed and returned to USCIS

August 26th, 2008: N-400 Interview Passed

September 18th, 2008: Swearing in, Billings Montana

Send Expedited 14-day passport paperwork???

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Thank You, I knew it was on the USCIS websit but I could not find it. The processing times for the a local office shows this numbers which is about double than the PFF file. I bet alot people did not know the true processing times, thanks for all the information.

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Take the official processing times with a grain of salt...in almost 5 years of immigration not one time they actually corresponded to the truth, at least in my personal experience. As a matter of fact, in your list Baltimore states 14 months...I filed last year in july and despite being one of those disgraced files caught up in the monester backlog it took less than that to complete everything (see my timeline in my siggy). I also just checked on the uscis website and as of april 15th it said they were working on may 7th 2007...once again not true, I received my interview letter at the end of march, someone who filed the same day I did had their interview a month before me in Baltimore.

I have no idea why they post wrong dates, but as I said they rarely are reliable.

Good luck to you for a speedy process though! Chances are your office takes way less than those 5 months claimed anyway :star:

Edited by churipu

U.S. CITIZEN SINCE MAY 8TH 2008

NATURALIZATION

28th july 2007 - N-400 mailed to VSC

(exactly on the 90th day mark...applications NOT returned although some scared me into thinking they could have!)

30th july 2007 - N-400 delivered to VSC

11th august 2007 - Delivery Confirmation receipt received

17th september 2007 - Money Order (FINALLY!) cashed

9th november 2007 - NOA! (notification period given 180 days)

21th november 2007 - Biometrics appointment letter

18th december 2007 - Biometrics appointment in Baltimore, MD completed

29th march 2008 - FINALLY received letter with interview date!

8th may 2008 H 8:40 AM - Interview in Baltimore-APPROVED!

8th may 2008 H 3:00 pm (yes same day, crazy!) Oath Ceremony in Baltimore

24th may 2008 - US Passport application mailed off

6th june 2008 - US Passport received in the mail!!!

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Well, it looks like your USCIS center reported time is 14 months, but yours took only 10 months.

So if my USCIS center has a reported time of 5 months, we should have ours done in 4...or something to that effect.


May 27, 2009: N-400 Window Opens

June 2, 2008: N-400 Sent

June 3, 2008: N-400 Received at Nebraska Service Center

June 13, 2008: NOA1

June 16, 2008: Biometrics letter

June 24th, 2008: Biometrics Appointment

July 7th, 2008: Called FBI, verified that biometrics check has been completed and returned to USCIS

August 26th, 2008: N-400 Interview Passed

September 18th, 2008: Swearing in, Billings Montana

Send Expedited 14-day passport paperwork???

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Well, it looks like your USCIS center reported time is 14 months, but yours took only 10 months.

So if my USCIS center has a reported time of 5 months, we should have ours done in 4...or something to that effect.

Not necessarily.

My center's reported time seems to be more accurate.

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My point being, of all the USCIS service centers, Helena MT has to lowest reporting time. Either way you cut it, early or on time, we should have it al done with by years end.

Like I said, for once, living in Montana pays off!


May 27, 2009: N-400 Window Opens

June 2, 2008: N-400 Sent

June 3, 2008: N-400 Received at Nebraska Service Center

June 13, 2008: NOA1

June 16, 2008: Biometrics letter

June 24th, 2008: Biometrics Appointment

July 7th, 2008: Called FBI, verified that biometrics check has been completed and returned to USCIS

August 26th, 2008: N-400 Interview Passed

September 18th, 2008: Swearing in, Billings Montana

Send Expedited 14-day passport paperwork???

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Congress really push Emilio to process N-400's last year in time for the November elections, will that happen again this year? First it was 3 million applications, than, 1.5 million, but believe the final count was more like 600,000. Those increased applications were contributed because the rates drastically increased last July, but shouldn't see that this year because there on no sales on N-400's this year.

Wife and I received an invitation to our senators fund raising campaign, will contribute a couple of bucks, meet the senator and see if he wants one more vote this year from my wife. But if not, no big deal, we are set for the next five years, that I-751 really drove me nuts with trying to explain to other government agencies why my wife's green card was expired.

Ha, what does Montana have in common with Wisconsin? This!

Nebraska Service Center

PO Box 87400

Lincoln, NE 68501-7400

As I stated before in our last visit to our local field office, only my wife was there, then me after I found a place to park with armed guards and officers standing around, doing nothing. It's Nebraska that has the hang ups with that required 1/4" of dust build up on our applications before they send them to the local field offices. So I wouldn't hold my breathe. Field offices can't process N-400's until they have them in their hands.

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I had worried about the whole Nebraska issue as well, and I do agree the illegals rushing in before the vote is a problem as well. But all things considered, it could be worse.


May 27, 2009: N-400 Window Opens

June 2, 2008: N-400 Sent

June 3, 2008: N-400 Received at Nebraska Service Center

June 13, 2008: NOA1

June 16, 2008: Biometrics letter

June 24th, 2008: Biometrics Appointment

July 7th, 2008: Called FBI, verified that biometrics check has been completed and returned to USCIS

August 26th, 2008: N-400 Interview Passed

September 18th, 2008: Swearing in, Billings Montana

Send Expedited 14-day passport paperwork???

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