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Their site claims two weeks for expedient service, time will tell, last time, some BS about a FBI background check, you would think with a hot off the press certificate of citizenship that will assume the USCIS is doing their job, and my wife is clean. Getting so sick of these government agencies, we didn't have these 30 years ago, and what we had back then was good.

Ha, wife is talking about getting a government job for the benefits, but told her she would never meet the requirements. First and foremost, she is way to considerate for the feelings of other people, they want the meanest most inconsiderate people in the world for these high benefit positions. And if you feel a little authority makes you a god, more the better. Second, her IQ is way too high and she is way too conscientious to learn her job, know all the rules, and just apply those rules. They are looking for people that love to make up their own rules.

I knew I was wasting my time, but did have to drive by the SS office yesterday, brought in a perfectly scanned copy of my wife's certificate, a photo of the USCIS district manage handing her that certificate where you could clearly read the certificate, proof of her interview, her driver's license, valid SS card, her oath letter, and a receipt from the DOS that they are fooling around with her certificate. First off the gal I was dealing with was no longer there, she retired, hmm, couldn't be much older than 40 years old, maybe they lowered that work requirement. A guy replaced her and informs me that my wife has to be present for the citizenship change. Couldn't help buy ask him where he got that rule from, but a woman in the background said I was correct, the applicant need not be present. And this guy could barely speak English, how did he pass his citizenship test?

Went over all my proof, said I been coming in here for 30 years now, and when I do bring in the originals only get a 1/4 second glance, no argument there, the ton of money wife is paying into FICA taxes she probably will never get back, but still no go. Ha, said I knew I was wasting my time, but not very much of it as I was the only person in there, one advantage of living out in the sticks. Took all of 3 minutes, so just said thanks, and I WILL BE BACK, using that Arnold accent. I did show my veteran of a foreign war photo ID and did ask, exactly what was I fighting for. The last four major wars this country has had, we were fighting for the freedom of other countries that didn't even want it, our boys should be here fighting for our own freedom. And this is my country, so don't give me any BS that it isn't, feel our leaders are the true traitors.

Did see that one armed guard in there, something new since 9/11, God, that has to be the most boring job in the world. Sure our forefathers are turning over in their graves the way this country has become. Just getting sick of it.

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Good rant! I will give it a 10!

More seriously, I am sorry that not dealing with USCIS didn't alleviate you of your headaches with bureaucracy.

On an aside, your wife should work for the government. Some jobs are VERY nice! :)


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

In this tedious process, we tend to forget that this is all worth it.

I love my hubby beyond anything in this world.

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LOL, USCIS is just one less but still leaves the DHS for travel, in case you are interested in the governmental agencies, here they are.

* Boards, Commissions, and Committees

o Accounting and Auditing Policy Committee (AAPC)

o Administrative Committee of the Federal Register

o Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

o American Battle Monuments Commission

o Appalachian Regional Commission

o Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)

o Arctic Research Commission

o Armed Forces Retirement Home

o Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee

o Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

o Broadcasting Board of Governors

o Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

o Chief Financial Officers Council

o Chief Information Officers Council

o Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

o Commission of Fine Arts

o Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

o Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements

o Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

o Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

o Delaware River Basin Commission

o Endangered Species Committee

o Export Administration Review Board

o Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)

o Federal Executive Board

o Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

o Federal Financing Bank

o Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weed

o Federal Interagency Committee on Education

o Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer

o Federal Library and Information Center Committee

o Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

o Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission

o Indian Arts and Crafts Board

o Information Security Oversight Office

o J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

o James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

o Japan-United States Friendship Commission

o Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries

o Marine Mammal Commission

o Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

o Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

o Mississippi River Commission

o Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation

o National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare

o National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

o National Council on Disability

o National Indian Gaming Commission

o National Invasive Species Council

o National Park Foundation

o Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council

o Panama Canal Commission

o President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency

o President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

o Presidio Trust

o Regulatory Information Service Center

o Social Security Advisory Board

o Susquehanna River Basin Commission

o U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

o United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

o United States Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

o Veterans Day National Committee

o White House Commission on Presidential Scholars

* Executive

o Executive Agencies

+ Department of Agriculture

# Administration

* Board of Contract Appeals

* Civil Rights

* Ethics Office

* Human Resources Management

* Procurement

* Property Management

* Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

# Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services

* Farm Service Agency

* Risk Management Agency

* Foreign Agricultural Service

o Administration

+ Compliance Review Staff

o Commodity and Marketing Programs

+ AgExport Services Division

+ Cotton, Oilseeds, Tobacco and Seeds Division

+ Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Division

+ Forest & Fishery Products Division

+ Horticultural and Tropical Products Division (H&TP)

+ Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division

# Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services

* Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

* Food and Nutrition Service

# Food Safety

* Food Safety and Inspection Service

* Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

# Marketing and Regulatory Programs

* Agricultural Marketing Service

* Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

* Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

# Natural Resources and Environment

* Natural Resources Conservation Service

* Forest Service

o Fire and Aviation Management

o Minerals and Geology Management

# Research, Education and Economics

* Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

* Economic Research Service

* National Agricultural Statistics Service

* Agricultural Research Service -ARS

o National Arboretum

o National Arboretum

o Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Lab (PSWMRL)

o Subtropical Agricultural Research Laboratory

o Water Management Research Laboratory (WMRL)

o National Agricultural Library

+ Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

+ Animal Welfare Information Center

+ Food and Nutrition Information Center

+ Food Safety Information Center

+ Rural Information Center

# Rural Development

* National Rural Development Partnership (NRDP)

* Office of Community Development

* Rural Business-Cooperative Service

* Rural Housing Service

* Rural Utilities Service

# Staff Offices

* Office of Budget and Program Analysis

* Office of Communications

* Office of Executive Secretariat

* Office of Inspector General

* Office of Chief Financial Officer

o National Finance Center

* Office of Chief Information Officer

o National Information Technology Center

* Office of the Chief Economist

o Agricultural Labor Affairs Coordinator

o Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis (ORACBA)

o World Agricultural Outlook Board

+ Department of Commerce

# Bureau of Industry and Security - (formerly Bureau of Export Administration)

# Economic Development Administration

# Minority Business Development Agency

# Office of the Inspector General

# Office of the Secretary

# Administrative Offices

* Herbert C. Hoover Building Library

* Human Resources Management

* Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

# Economics and Statistics Administration

* Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

* Bureau of the Census

* STAT-USA (formerly Office of Business Analysis)

# International Trade Administration

* Import Administration (IA)

* Trade Information Center

* Market Access Compliance (MAC)

o Trade Compliance Center

* U.S. Commercial Service

o Women in International Trade

# National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

* Coastal Ocean Program (COP)

* High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC)

* National Ice Center

* National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

* National Ocean Service (NOS)

* National Weather Service (NWS)

* NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

* Office of Global Programs

* Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA)

* National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

o GeoSpatial Data and Climate Services (GDCS) Group - Previously known as Environmental Information Services (EIS)

o National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

o National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

o National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)

o Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution

* Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

o Environmental Research Laboratories

+ Aeronomy Laboratory

+ Air Resources Laboratory

+ Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

+ Climate Diagnostics Center

+ Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory

+ Environmental Technology Laboratory

+ Forecast Systems Laboratory

+ Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

+ Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

+ National Severe Storms Laboratory

+ Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

+ Space Environment Center

# National Telecommunications and Information Administration

* Institute for Telecommunications Sciences

# Patent and Trademark Office

* U.S. Patents Database at CNIDR

# Staff Offices

* Office of Business Liaison

* Office of General Counsel

# Technology Administration

* National Institute of Standards and Technology

o Advanced Technology Program

o Manufacturing Extension Partnership

o National Quality Program

o Research Facilities

o Measurement and Standards Laboratories

+ Building and Fire Research Laboratory

+ Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory

+ Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory

+ Information Technology Laboratory

+ Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory

+ Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory

+ Physics Laboratory

+ Technology Services

* National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

o Office of Technology Policy

o FedWorld Information Network

+ Federal Job Announcement Search

+ Department of Defense (DefenseLINK)

# Department of Defense Libraries

# National Guard

# National Reconnaissance Office

# Defense Agencies

* Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)

* Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

* Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

* Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

* Defense Courier Service

* Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

* Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

* Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

* Defense Legal Services Agency

* Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) - (formerly Defense Security Assistance Agency)

* Defense Security Service (DSS) - (formerly Defense Investigative Service)

* Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

* Missile Defense Agency

* National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - (formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA))

* National Security Agency/Central Security Service

* Pentagon Force Protection Agency

* Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

o Defense Contract Management District East (DCMDE)

o Defense Contract Management District International (DCMDI)

o Defense Contract Management District West (DCMDW)

* Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

o Corporate Administration

+ DLA Environmental and Safety Policy Office (CAAE)

+ DLA Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis (DORRA)

o Defense Automated Printing Service Center

+ Defense Administrative Support Center

+ Document Automation and Production Service

o Defense Logistics Support Command (DLSC)

+ Automatic Identification Technology Office

+ Defense Distribution Center (DDC)

+ Inventory Control Points

# Defense Energy Support Center (DESC)

# Defense Industrial Supply Center (DISC)

# Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC)

# Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP)

# Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR)

+ Service Centers

# Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS)

# Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC)

# Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)

o Information Operations

* Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

o On-Site Inspection Operations

# Department of the Air Force

* Air Force Office of Survivor Assistance

* Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)

* Civil Air Patrol

* Eleventh Wing

* Headquarters United States Air Force

* United States Air Force Academy

* Field Operating Agencies

o Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation

o Air Force Audit Agency

o Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence

o Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency

o Air Force Communications Agency

o Air Force Historical Research Agency

o Air Force History Support Office

o Air Force Inspection Agency

o Air Force Legal Services Agency

o Air Force Medical Operations Agency

o Air Force Medical Support Agency

o Air Force News Agency

o Air Force Office of Special Investigations

o Air Force Personnel Center

o Air Force Real Property Agency

o Air Force Safety Center

o Air Force Services Agency

o Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency

o Air Force Technical Applications Center

o Air National Guard

o Air Weather Service

* Major Commands

o Air Force Space Command

o Air Force Special Operations Command

o Air Mobility Command

o Pacific Air Forces

o U.S. Air Forces in Europe

o Air Combat Command

+ Air Force Information Warfare Center

+ Air Intelligence Agency

o Air Education and Training Command

+ Air Force Institute of Technology

+ Air University

o Air Force Materiel Command

+ Air Force Office of Scientific Research

+ Air Force Research Laboratory

o Air Force Reserve Command

+ Air Force Reserve Personnel Center

# Department of the Army

* Army Financial Management

* Army Medical Department (AMEDD)

* Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA)

* Directorate of Integration - Formerly the Army Digitization Office

* Eighth U.S. Army

* United States Military Academy

* White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)

* Army Materiel Command

o Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

o Divisions

o Laboratories

# Department of the Navy

* Department of the Navy Environmental Program

* Information Management and Information Technology

* Naval Criminal Investigative Service

* Office of Information

* Office of the Naval Inspector General

* United States Naval Academy

* Chief of Naval Operations

o Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

o Bureau of Naval Personnel

* Office of Naval Research

o Acquisition Department

o International Field Office

o Naval Research Laboratory

o Technical Departments

+ Engineering Materials and Physical Science

# Materials Science and Technology Division

# Mechanics and Energy Conversion Science and Technology Division

# Navy Science and Technology Ship Office

# Physical Sciences Science and Technology Division

# Ship Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Systems Science and Technology Division

+ Human Systems Department

# Cognitive, Neural and Biomolecular Science and Technology Division

# Medical Science and Technology Division - (formerly Biomedical Division)

+ Industrial and Corporate Programs

# Corporate Programs Division

# Manufacturing Technology Division

# Product Innovation Division

# Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Division

+ Information Electronics and Surveillance Department

# Electronics Division

# Mathematical, Computer, and Information Sciences Division

# Surveillance, Communications, and Electronic Combat Division

+ Naval Expeditionary Warfare

# Strike Technology Division

* Aircraft Technology

* Weapons Technology

+ Ocean Atmosphere and Space Department

# Naval Space Science & Technology Program Office

# Processes and Prediction Division

# Sensing and Systems Division

* United States Marine Corps

o Commandant of the Marine Corps

o Headquarters, United States Marine Corps

o Marine Corps Combat Development Command

o Marine Corps Uniform Board

o Marine Expeditionary Units

o Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

o Staff Agencies

+ Administration and Resource Management

+ Command, Control, Communications, Computers

+ Director, Marine Corps Staff

+ Division of Public Affairs

+ Health Services

+ History and Museums Division

+ Inspector General

+ Installations and Logistics Department

+ Manpower and Reserve Affairs

+ Marine Corps Recruiting Command

+ Marine Corps Systems Command

+ Office of Legislative Affairs

+ Plans, Policies and Operations

+ Programs and Resources

+ Safety Division

+ Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant

# Field Activities

* American Forces Information Service

* Defense Human Resources Activity

* Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

* Department of Defense Education Activity

* Office of Economic Adjustment

* TRICARE Management Activity

* Washington Headquarters Services

# Joint Chiefs of Staff

* Joint Staff

o Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer System (J-6)

o Directorate for Intelligence (J-2)

o Directorate for Manpower and Personnel (J-1)

o Directorate for Operations

o Directorate of Management

o Force Structure Resources and Assessment Directorate (J-8)

o Logistics Directorate (J-4)

o Operational Plans and Interoperability Directorate (J-7)

o Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5)

# Joint Service Schools

* Defense Acquisition University

* Joint Military Intelligence College

* Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

* National Defense University

o Industrial College of the Armed Forces

o Information Resources Management College

o Joint Forces Staff College

o National War College

# Office of the Secretary of Defense

* Office of General Counsel

* Office of Inspector General

* Office of the Executive Secretariat

* Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

* Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology(ACQWeb)

* Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

o Department of Defense National Performance Review Activities

* Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

# Unified Combatant Commands

* Central Command

* European Command

* Joint Forces Command

* Northern Command

* Pacific Command

* Southern Command

* Strategic Command

* Transportation Command

+ Department of Education

# Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance

# Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

# National Assessment of Educational Progress

# Office of Indian Education

# External Relations

* Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs

* Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs

o Information Resource Center

o Presidential Scholars Program

# Operations

* Office of the Chief Financial Officer

* Office of the Chief Information Officer

* Office of Management

o Family Policy Compliance Office

o Office of Hearings and Appeals

# Programs

* Office for Civil Rights

* Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students

* Office of Federal Student Aid

* Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)

* Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

* Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE)

* Institute of Education Services

o National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE)

o National Center for Education Research

o National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

o National Library of Education

o National Research and Development Centers

* Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)

o Office of Migrant Education

* Office of Innovation and Improvement

o Office of Non-Public Education

* Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Service

o National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

o Office of Special Education Programs

o Rehabilitation Services Administration

+ Department of Energy

# Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

# Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

# Facilities

* Fernald Environmental Management Project

* Hanford Site

* Kansas City Plant (Allied Signal Inc)

* Miamisburg Environmental Management Project (Mound)

* Nevada Test Site

* Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

* Oak Ridge Operations' Environmental Management Program

* Pantex Plant: Nuclear Weapons Assembly and Disassembly Facility

* Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site

* Savannah River Site (Westinghouse)

* Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

* Y-12 Plant

# Field and Operations Offices

* Albuquerque Operations Office

* Carlsbad Area Office

* Golden Field Office

* Idaho Operations Office

* Nevada Operations Office

* Oak Ridge Operations (ORO)

* Oakland Operations Office

* Ohio Field Office (OH)

* Richland Operations Office (RL)

* Savannah River Operations Office

* Yucca Mountain Project Office

* Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site

o Rocky Flats Field Office (RFFO)

# Headquarters Program Offices

* Departmental Representative to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

* Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

* Energy Information Administration (EIA)

* Federal Energy Management Program

* Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management(RW)

* Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

* Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

* Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH)

* Office of Environmental Management (EM)

* Office of Fossil Energy

* Office of General Counsel

* Office of Hearings and Appeals

* Office of Independent Oversight & Performance Assurance (OA)

* Office of Inspector General

* Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology (NN)

* Office of Policy and International Affairs

* Office of Public Affairs

* Office of Security and Emergency Operations (SO)

* Office of the Chief Financial Officer

* Office of the Chief Information Officer (CR)

* Office of Worker and Community Transition (WT)

* Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

* Office of Counterintelligence (CN)

* Office of Intelligence (IN)

* Office of Management and Administration (MA)

* Office of Science (SC)

o Fusion Energy Sciences Program

o Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research OCTR

+ Office of Scientific and Technical Information

o Office of Biological and Environmental Research

+ William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

# Laboratories

* Ames Laboratory (AMES)

* Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)

* Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory

* Brookhaven National Laboratory

* Environmental Measurement Laboratory (EML)

* Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

* Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)

* Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL)

* Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

* Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

* National Renewable Energy Laboratory

* New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL)

* Oak Ridge National Laboratories

* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNL)

* Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

* Sandia National Laboratories

* Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

* Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

* Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

* Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

o National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

# National Nuclear Security Administration

* Office of Defense Programs (DP)

* Office of Fissile Materials Disposition

* Office of Nonproliferation and National Security (NE) - Currently unavailable

# Special Purpose Offices

* National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

* National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO)

* Naval Petroleum Reserve

* Strategic Petroleum Reserve

* Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

+ Department of Health and Human Services

# Administration for Children and Families

# Administration on Aging

# Center for Faith-Based Initiatives

# Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - (formerly Health Care Financing Administration)

# Departmental Appeals Board

# Health Resources and Services Administration

# Indian Health Service (IHS)

# Office for Public Health Emergency Preparedness

# Program Support Center

# Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

# Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

* Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets

* Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends

* Center for Outcomes and Evidence

* Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships

* Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

* Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer

* Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations

* Office of Performance, Accountability, Resources, and Technology

* Office of the Director

* Center for Practice and Technology Assessment

o Evidence-based Practice Centers

o National Guideline Clearinghouse

o U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

# Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

* Division of Health Education and Promotion

* Division of Health Studies

* Division of Toxicology

* Office of Policy and External Affairs

* Office of Program Operations and Management

* Office of Regional Operations

* Administrative Offices

o Office of Children's Health

o Office of the Associate Administrator for Science

o Washington, D.C. Office

* Division of Health Assessment and Consultation

o Tribal Affairs Office

# Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

* Epidemiology Program Office

* National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

* National Center for Health Statistics

* National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

* National Center for Infectious Diseases

* National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

* National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

* National Immunization Program

* National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

* Office of the Director

* Public Health Practice Program Office

* National Center for Environmental Health

o Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention

# Food and Drug Administration

* Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

* Center for Devices and Radiological Health

* Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

* Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

* Center for Veterinary Medicine

* National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)

* Office of Regulatory Affairs

* Office of the Commissioner

# National Institutes of Health

* Center for Information Technology

* Center for Scientific Review

* Clinical Center

* Fogarty International Center

* National Cancer Institute

* National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

* National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities

* National Center for Research Resources

* National Eye Institute

* National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

* National Human Genome Research Institute

* National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

* National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

* National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

* National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

* National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

* National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

* National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

* National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

* National Institute of General Medical Sciences

* National Institute of Mental Health

* National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

* National Institute of Nursing Research

* National Institute on Aging

* National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

* National Institute on Drug Abuse

* National Library of Medicine

# Office of Public Health and Science

* Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

+ Department of Homeland Security

# United States Secret Service

# Border and Transportation Security

* Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

* Transportation Security Administration

* U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

* U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

* United States Customs and Border Protection

# Coast Guard

* United States Coast Guard Academy

* Operations Directorate

o National Response Center

o Navigation Center

o Office of Boating Safety

o Office of Law Enforcement

o U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

# Emergency Preparedness and Response

* Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA

* Nuclear Incident Response Team

* Office for Domestic Preparedness

# Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection

* Critical Infrastructure

* Federal Computer Incident Response Center

* National Communications System

* National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)

* Office of Energy Assurance

# Science and Technology

* Plum Island Animal Disease Center

+ Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

# Office of Inspector General

# Secretary's Representatives

# Headquarters Program Offices

* Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)

* Office of Community Planning and Development

* Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

* Office of Housing/Federal Housing Authority (FHA)

* Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring

* Office of Public and Indian Housing

# Headquarters Support Offices

* Chief Procurement Officer

* Enforcement Center

* Local Offices

* Office of Administration

* Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

* Office of Field Policy and Management

* Office of General Counsel

* Office of Policy Development and Research

* Office of the Chief Financial Officer

* Real Estate Assessment Center

# Office of the Secretary

* Administrative Law Judges

* Board of Contract Appeals

* Chief Information Officer

* Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination

* Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

* Office of Labor Relations

* Office of Lead Hazard Control

* Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

+ Department of Justice

# Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

# Community Relations Service

# Criminal Division

# Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

# Executive Office for Immigration Review

# Justice Management Division

# National Drug Intelligence Center

# Office of Information and Privacy

# Office of Intelligence Policy and Review

# Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison

# Office of Legal Counsel

# Office of Legal Policy - (formerly Office of Policy Development)

# Office of Legislative Affairs

# Office of Professional Responsibility

# Office of Public Affairs

# Office of the Federal Detention Trustee

# Office of the Inspector General

# Office of the Pardon Attorney

# Office of the Solicitor General

# Professional Responsibility Advisory Office

# U.S. Trustee Program

# United States Marshals Service

# United States National Central Bureau (USNCB) of INTERPOL

# United States Parole Commission

# Bureau of Prisons

* National Institute of Corrections

# Executive Office for United States Attorneys

* United States Attorneys

# Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

* FBI Academy

* FBI Laboratory

* Field Offices

* Infrastructure Protection and Computer Intrusion Squad (WFO IPCIS)

# Office of Justice Programs

* Office for Victims of Crime

* Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinqunecy Prevention

* Bureaus

o Bureau of Justice Assistance

o Bureau of Justice Statistics

o National Institute of Justice

+ Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety - (formerly the Crime Mapping Research Center)

+ National Criminal Justice Reference Service

# Justice Information Center

+ Office of Science and Technology

# National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (JustNet)

* Program Offices

o American Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Desk

o Executive Office for Weed and Seed

o Office on Violence Against Women

* Support Offices

o Equal Employment Opportunity Office

o Office for Civil Rights

o Office of Administration

o Office of Budget and Management Services

o Office of Congressional and Public Affairs

o Office of the Comptroller

o Office of General Counsel

+ Antitrust Division

+ Civil Division

+ Civil Rights Division

+ Tax Division

+ Environment and National Resources Division

# Office of the Attorney General

* Office of the Deputy Attorney General

o Office of the Solicitor General

o Office of the Associate Attorney General

+ Community Relations Service

+ Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

+ Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

+ Office of Dispute Resolution

+ Department of Labor (DOL)

# Administrative Review Board

# Benefits Review Board

# Bureau of International Labor Affairs

# Bureau of Labor Statistics

# Employee Benefits Security Administration - (formerly Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration)

# Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)

# Employment and Training Administration

# Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

# Office of Administrative Law Judges

# Office of Disability Employment Policy - formerly President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

# Office of Small Business Programs

# Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

# Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

# Office of the Chief Financial Officer

# Office of the Chief Information Officer

# Office of the Inspector General

# Office of the Secretary

# Office of the Solicitor

# Veterans' Employment and Training Service

# Women's Bureau

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Wow, I had no idea there were so many.

Key ones of I have to deal with, are the IRS, but that is for everybody, DNR, EPA, DOE, OSHA, DOE, DOT, FCC, FAA, NSF, and NASA. Typically when a new president is elected, the heads of these agences are history and new people, basically people he owes favors to for the campaign help are put in charge. And the majority are unqualified for these positions like the head of the EPA that doesn't know basic chemistry or the FAA/FCC that are highly technical where they can really make a mess out of things. Not to mention any names, but Emilio Gonzalez really had no business running the USCIS and really caused a lot of aggravation for us plus the major delays. A Cuban refugee that didn't even master the English language which is why so many people have questions here reading the N-400 form. Did find an older one on the internet, but all the questions made sense.

Also typical of these agencies is to fine or criticize rather than to help a person or a business probably explaining why many of our businesses have gone offshore. You will quickly learn your congressman or senator has very little knowledge about these agencies, but yet they provide the funds to support them. And can suspect some corporate influence as to why trichlorethylene is used in the manufacture of R-134A by DuPont when it was outlawed in 1976 for just about everyone else. It is a very dangerous chemical. Or why our state is turning their heads for the many chemicals the corporate farmers are using or why they have a no touch policy on each individual farm that can have as many as three illegals working for them.

Agencies were started in the turn of the last century in a purely advisory capacity to aid congress with technical means. But somehow have grown into groups of authority creating rules of their own that conflict with other agencies or even go against the Constitution of the United States of America. A line was never drawn in that respect. It's a mess.

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:star: Congratulations, NickD for your wife achieving US Citizenship! Wish you all the best too with the rest of your immigration journey... :star:

Sorry that you had problems in getting your wife's passport. I do hope that you got that sorted out and your wife has her new US passport now. Happy travels to her as a new US Citizen with a new US passport!

By the way, do they really only accept originals and not photocopies of the citizenship certificate when one applies for a US passport? What does one do when they need and don't have their certificate while they are waiting for the original to be returned back from the passport office?

Ant

P.S. Don't let the government agencies get to you too much, as all government agencies are like that in all countries and in all situations.....

Their site claims two weeks for expedient service, time will tell, last time, some BS about a FBI background check, you would think with a hot off the press certificate of citizenship that will assume the USCIS is doing their job, and my wife is clean. Getting so sick of these government agencies, we didn't have these 30 years ago, and what we had back then was good.

Ha, wife is talking about getting a government job for the benefits, but told her she would never meet the requirements. First and foremost, she is way to considerate for the feelings of other people, they want the meanest most inconsiderate people in the world for these high benefit positions. And if you feel a little authority makes you a god, more the better. Second, her IQ is way too high and she is way too conscientious to learn her job, know all the rules, and just apply those rules. They are looking for people that love to make up their own rules.

I knew I was wasting my time, but did have to drive by the SS office yesterday, brought in a perfectly scanned copy of my wife's certificate, a photo of the USCIS district manage handing her that certificate where you could clearly read the certificate, proof of her interview, her driver's license, valid SS card, her oath letter, and a receipt from the DOS that they are fooling around with her certificate. First off the gal I was dealing with was no longer there, she retired, hmm, couldn't be much older than 40 years old, maybe they lowered that work requirement. A guy replaced her and informs me that my wife has to be present for the citizenship change. Couldn't help buy ask him where he got that rule from, but a woman in the background said I was correct, the applicant need not be present. And this guy could barely speak English, how did he pass his citizenship test?

Went over all my proof, said I been coming in here for 30 years now, and when I do bring in the originals only get a 1/4 second glance, no argument there, the ton of money wife is paying into FICA taxes she probably will never get back, but still no go. Ha, said I knew I was wasting my time, but not very much of it as I was the only person in there, one advantage of living out in the sticks. Took all of 3 minutes, so just said thanks, and I WILL BE BACK, using that Arnold accent. I did show my veteran of a foreign war photo ID and did ask, exactly what was I fighting for. The last four major wars this country has had, we were fighting for the freedom of other countries that didn't even want it, our boys should be here fighting for our own freedom. And this is my country, so don't give me any BS that it isn't, feel our leaders are the true traitors.

Did see that one armed guard in there, something new since 9/11, God, that has to be the most boring job in the world. Sure our forefathers are turning over in their graves the way this country has become. Just getting sick of it.

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**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Hey, NickD

One good example of government BS is following from your list.

- Minerals and Geology Management

Who knows what?

I'm paying for high tax for last 9 years without representation, and pay for another fee for USCIS N400 application. :angry:

Instead of waiving my fee for N400 processing, they dumped my tax money to where ?

I don't want to know the details.

That will bring my blood pressure level high again, and cause my health problem if I know the details. :(

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By the way, do they really only accept originals and not photocopies of the citizenship certificate when one applies for a US passport? What does one do when they need and don't have their certificate while they are waiting for the original to be returned back from the passport office?

Our city clerk is a designated agent of the Department of State, I did show her scanned copies of my wife's certificate, unacceptable. Only the original will do even though the copy I made was perfectly legible and the photo of my wife on the certificate of her.

I put her certificate in a heavy clear plastic bag with a very stiff by lightweight piece of cardboard behind it, she wanted to remove the certificate and staple it to the DS-11, said no way, do you have any idea what a replacement certificate costs? In preparation of knowing this was going to happen, printed off from the USCIS website the $380.00 fee, submitting two more passport photos, mailing cost, and the worse, takes a year to get that replacement. She had no idea it was that expensive or difficult to get. I did get her to staple the plastic bag to the form. I hope she left it that was.

Without that certificate, cannot change her status with SS, they also want to see the original. Did ask about a notarized copy, NO, they want to see the original.

Oh and while the instructions in the M-476 manual stated to write the name and A# in light pencil on the rear of the passport photo, wife's interviewer said that is all wrong, has to be written in ink on the front. She wrote it, looks terrible, if they wanted it that way, could have very neatly typed it in with my photo program, but the manual does not say to do that. More confusion.

We are hoping we get her certificate back in one piece. If the DOS does not trust their own agents, they are a hell of a lot more paranoid than I am. Mentioned before, they already lost my birth certificate, but that was only six bucks.

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Hi NickD,

Thanks for your helpful (as always on VJ) about the original copies of the citizenship certificate. You would think that they would accept a photocopy (or at least give you back the original right away on-the-spot, after they made a photocopy of it themselves, as the do for other documents for other agencies) of it. I guess not. It's too bad that you had to go through the extra effort/trouble to make sure the certificate didn't get lost and/or damaged. But luckily you were prepared for that beforehand. Yeah, it would be a lot more trouble and expenses if that were to (god forbid) happen and you had to get a replacement. Hmmm...maybe they should start giving citizenship certificates with clear plastic covers/bags for such situations? I'll have to keep that in mind when I do apply for such later on down the road (Note to self: bring the certificate in a baggie/cover, and a copy of the paper stating the lengthy process and the cost it takes to replace the certificate). Did you have the same type of trouble when you went to the SS office and/or other agencies where you had to update your wife's citizenship status? Did the passport office ever give you a receipt, or something like that, stating that they have your wife's certificate, and in the meantime they can use that receipt to prove citizenship status while they are still holding on to the certificate (kind of like a temporary driver's license). As for the passport photos, yeah, if the rules changed from what is stated in the manual, they should state that there (but then again, maybe you could have just had a very picky interviewer that day, that wanted the exception to the rule for the photos). I agree, the immigration process is confusing and frustrating. Oh well, think of it as "they are just doing their job" and don't know much better.

Hope too, that you get your wife's certificate back in one piece, along with your her new passport. By the way, how long does it take for them to process a passport and get a certificate back?

Ant (Thinking about baggies and lost certificates...)

P.S. It's too bad that you lost your birth certificate before. Luckily you got a new one back easily and it only costs $6 for a replacement. Lol...in my situation, I don't know what I would do if I lost my birth certificate, as I cannot get one of those back again, even if I wanted to. By the way, for the passport application, do they ask for foreign birth certificates and/or foreign ID or passports? Or is it just the US citizenship certificate and US ID that they ask for?

By the way, do they really only accept originals and not photocopies of the citizenship certificate when one applies for a US passport? What does one do when they need and don't have their certificate while they are waiting for the original to be returned back from the passport office?

Our city clerk is a designated agent of the Department of State, I did show her scanned copies of my wife's certificate, unacceptable. Only the original will do even though the copy I made was perfectly legible and the photo of my wife on the certificate of her.

I put her certificate in a heavy clear plastic bag with a very stiff by lightweight piece of cardboard behind it, she wanted to remove the certificate and staple it to the DS-11, said no way, do you have any idea what a replacement certificate costs? In preparation of knowing this was going to happen, printed off from the USCIS website the $380.00 fee, submitting two more passport photos, mailing cost, and the worse, takes a year to get that replacement. She had no idea it was that expensive or difficult to get. I did get her to staple the plastic bag to the form. I hope she left it that was.

Without that certificate, cannot change her status with SS, they also want to see the original. Did ask about a notarized copy, NO, they want to see the original.

Oh and while the instructions in the M-476 manual stated to write the name and A# in light pencil on the rear of the passport photo, wife's interviewer said that is all wrong, has to be written in ink on the front. She wrote it, looks terrible, if they wanted it that way, could have very neatly typed it in with my photo program, but the manual does not say to do that. More confusion.

We are hoping we get her certificate back in one piece. If the DOS does not trust their own agents, they are a hell of a lot more paranoid than I am. Mentioned before, they already lost my birth certificate, but that was only six bucks.

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**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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With SS, have the option to bring the original in, show it and they will make a copy of it, but I bring that copy in, but you do leave with the original. The other option is to mail it in and pray you get it back. No such option with the DOS, insisted fanatically they had to have the original. Only other thing they wanted was to see my wife's driver's license for a photo ID, just kept my big mouth shut on that as her certificate also doubles as a photo ID.

Yes, we did get a receipt for the DS-11, but doesn't specially mention the certificate, rumor has it that the DOS knows how much they cost and will take care. If at least we get the passport back, that should be proof for citizenship, and I will be prepared for battle to get a new certificate if it leads to that.

Yes, I did bring in that receipt along with my wife's SS card, her driver's license, a perfectly clear but black and white copy of her certificate and a photo of the district manager handing her certificate to my wife. While you cannot read the print on the certificate, her passport photo on it came through perfectly clear in their photo, no doubt that the certificate is real and that photo identifies my wife. But it was no go with them, they want that quarter second glance of the original. Ever try using logic with a wall? Just said, I will be back.

Could be the USCIS thinks they are the only governmental agency, but would be nice is they provided certified copies for other agencies and it seems one agency does not trust another. One small example of that is the CIA trusting the FBI for possible terrorists attacks.

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Hi NickD,

Thanks for your reply again. Lol..you would think that the DOS has the same logic as the SSA, in terms of giving them the original, them photocopying it, and then you getting the certificate back right away. I guess not then. Gee, why are the DOS so picky about having originals? Can't they see that if one doesn't have their original certificate with them, that they would be "out of status" temporarily, which would cause inconvenience for the person applying. The least they could do is provide a receipt, stating that "this serves as a temporary certificate while we have your original certificate for passport processing". I don't understand either, with the additional proof that you provided with the photocopies and the photos, they still didn't accept that either. Not even a notarized and/or certified copy of the certificate they still won't accept. Oh well, that's government for you, insisting that they "want things done their rules by the books, no matter how inconvenient that may be". The "brick walls" and "bureaucratic red tape" indeed! I agree, that the USCIS should provide additional certified copies for such cases, in case there is a need for it for other government agencies who don't accept anything but the originals. Besides, one pays quite a bit of money for that certificate of citizenship, so at least the USCIS can go out of their way too with an additional letter/card for such purposes. For example, like they do when one becomes a citizen in Canada, both a citizenship certificate and a citizenship card is given, and only the card is needed to apply for passports and stuff like that. Oh well. In the meantime, again, I hope you do get your wife's passport in time, along with the citizenship certificate back. And yeah, if you don't get either of them back in time, I'm sure you'd be more than adequately prepared for a long DOS battle ahead....

Ant

With SS, have the option to bring the original in, show it and they will make a copy of it, but I bring that copy in, but you do leave with the original. The other option is to mail it in and pray you get it back. No such option with the DOS, insisted fanatically they had to have the original. Only other thing they wanted was to see my wife's driver's license for a photo ID, just kept my big mouth shut on that as her certificate also doubles as a photo ID.

Yes, we did get a receipt for the DS-11, but doesn't specially mention the certificate, rumor has it that the DOS knows how much they cost and will take care. If at least we get the passport back, that should be proof for citizenship, and I will be prepared for battle to get a new certificate if it leads to that.

Yes, I did bring in that receipt along with my wife's SS card, her driver's license, a perfectly clear but black and white copy of her certificate and a photo of the district manager handing her certificate to my wife. While you cannot read the print on the certificate, her passport photo on it came through perfectly clear in their photo, no doubt that the certificate is real and that photo identifies my wife. But it was no go with them, they want that quarter second glance of the original. Ever try using logic with a wall? Just said, I will be back.

Could be the USCIS thinks they are the only governmental agency, but would be nice is they provided certified copies for other agencies and it seems one agency does not trust another. One small example of that is the CIA trusting the FBI for possible terrorists attacks.


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Nick, they might have cashed the check but already processed your wife's paperwork.

Couple of months ago, I needed an apostille from the Secretary of State. They cashed the check a week after I already got my paperwork back. It is possible that your wife's paperwork is already on its way to you.


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Nick, they might have cashed the check but already processed your wife's paperwork.

Couple of months ago, I needed an apostille from the Secretary of State. They cashed the check a week after I already got my paperwork back. It is possible that your wife's paperwork is already on its way to you.

LOL, still no listing on the DOS application status, but her passport just arrived here a few minutes ago, took eleven days. Wife teases me about suing her for opening her mail, but had to open it to make sure it was correct, it was and had to call her that all is okay. Ha, do have standing permission to open her bills and pay them.

Now to receive the certificate of citizenship back, but can take her passport to SS and get that done with a copy of course, I don't let them touch our original documents, no telling what kind of germs they are carrying, LOL.

Just one more step to being done.

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