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I had my interview on Monday in ATL. It was scheduled for 1:05 pm. I drove over from Alabama and got there about 12 30 pm. The directions on the uscis site were spot on.

I proceeded through security, that was easy, empty all your pockets, etc, just like you are at the airport. They do not allow you to take cameras in until 1:30 pm. So I left all that in my car. The guard wanted a pic id and the appointment letter. Th eline was a bit long, but that was due to persons arriving for 1 pm for the oath ceremony. The guard diected me to the 2nd floor. I checked in at the reception window area, where I was told to wait on that floor. Some persons were sent to another floor. I clocked in at 12:28 pm..Now the longgggggggggg wait begins, so I kept observing what was happening.

Persons from last week's session were arriving at 1 pm for the oath ceremony which did not start until 2:30 pm. Others that were approved that morning were told to come back at 2pm. They all gathered up front for the oath ceremony. They sat at the front of the waiting room while all others who were waiting on interviews and their loved ones waited to the back.

Ok my name is called at 1:50 pm. The officer swore me in. Ask me basically the same thing on the N400 application. Then we took the test. I opted for the old one. She asked me just 6 questions, mostly about the consitution. I mean realllll EASY stuff, straight from the book. She also had me read a sentence and write one. She also asked me a few other questions on seving the US..alll of which I said yest to. Afterwards she asked me to sign and sign my pics. It's now about 1:57, she said it's too late for me to get in on the 2:30 oath cerememony (I was told there's only 1 per day).

I told her I was from out of town and I had no plans to overnight. She asked me to wait in the room and someone will let me know. She said they may be able to have a separate ceremony. I was out of her office at 2 pm. Then the long wait begins again.

I witnessed all the other folks going into the room for their oath ceremony. I saw folks and their loved ones all hapy, smiling and taking pics.

That was over in say 20 minutes..Everyone looked relieved that it was over. All this time I'm wondering what will happen. For about 40 minutes, me and 2 other guys from out of town sat there wondering what will happen, because the ceremony was over.

Then someone called my name, and he came up to me..naturalization certifcate in hand, asking me to check my stuff.. I WAS SOOOOOOOOO HAPPY, cause I knew I was leaving ATL as a US Citizen.

We continued to wait for another hour. Finally the time came and we were sworn in in a separate ceremony, just 3 of us. Finally I was out of there by 4pm. We were the last ones out.

Overall it was a very easy expereince except for the long waits. The place was packed, really packed. The officers and staff were courteous.

I was elated to that the entire USCIS experience was over, and I shed a couple of tears while taking my oath, tears of relief.

Hope this helps, please feel free to contact me if you have questions


DCF - Barbados

Apr 7th 05: Civil Wedding

Apr 11th 05: Filed I-130 in Barbados; Packets 3 & 4 given

May 3rd 05: Medical

May 5th 05: Visa Interview

CR-1 APPROVED*********** Visa in Hand (Day 25)

June 9th 05- Sweet home ALABAMA !!!

Aug 13 05 - Our U.S. Religious Wedding Ceremony

Removing Conditions @ TSC

March 30th 07: Mailed I-751 pkt to TSC

April 3rd 07: TSC received packet

April 5th 07: Check cashed

April 24th 07: Received I-797 and Biometrics letter

May 1st 07: Biometrics in Birmingham, AL

Jan 31st 08: Transfered to VSC

Feb 25th 08: Touched

May 09th 08: Email from CRIS - Card ordered !!

May 16th 08: 10 Year Green Card Received

US Citizenship

Aug 2 2008 : Mailed N-400 Citizenship Application pkt to TSC

Aug 5 2008 : TSC received packet

Aug 7 2008 : Check cashed

Aug 14 2008 : NOA1

Aug 26 2008 : Fingerprints

Oct 06 2008 : Yellow sheet received instructing me to bring originals to interview

Oct 24 2008 : Interview letter received

Dec 08 2008 : Interview Scheduled, Atlanta

******** Interview & Oath Ceremony...now a US citizen..********

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By the way I took lots of evidence and she asked to see none of it, she just asked if my hubby was present and I said "no". The only thing she asked to see was my passport. She never opened it. She did not even take that yellow sheet that they asked you ro bring..Just the interview's notice.


DCF - Barbados

Apr 7th 05: Civil Wedding

Apr 11th 05: Filed I-130 in Barbados; Packets 3 & 4 given

May 3rd 05: Medical

May 5th 05: Visa Interview

CR-1 APPROVED*********** Visa in Hand (Day 25)

June 9th 05- Sweet home ALABAMA !!!

Aug 13 05 - Our U.S. Religious Wedding Ceremony

Removing Conditions @ TSC

March 30th 07: Mailed I-751 pkt to TSC

April 3rd 07: TSC received packet

April 5th 07: Check cashed

April 24th 07: Received I-797 and Biometrics letter

May 1st 07: Biometrics in Birmingham, AL

Jan 31st 08: Transfered to VSC

Feb 25th 08: Touched

May 09th 08: Email from CRIS - Card ordered !!

May 16th 08: 10 Year Green Card Received

US Citizenship

Aug 2 2008 : Mailed N-400 Citizenship Application pkt to TSC

Aug 5 2008 : TSC received packet

Aug 7 2008 : Check cashed

Aug 14 2008 : NOA1

Aug 26 2008 : Fingerprints

Oct 06 2008 : Yellow sheet received instructing me to bring originals to interview

Oct 24 2008 : Interview letter received

Dec 08 2008 : Interview Scheduled, Atlanta

******** Interview & Oath Ceremony...now a US citizen..********

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congrats and welcome to citizenship hope all your dreams are realized and you find all the happiness you could wish for


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October 24, 2007 - we met online ( Cherry Blossoms)

February 24, 2008 - He came to the Philippines to finally meet me!

February 26, 2008 - He proposed to me and I said YES!

March 4, 2008 - Flew back home ( US )- sad

K1 timeline:

April 7, 2008 - sent I-129f to VSC

April 10, 2008 - VSC received petition

April 18, 2008 - NOA1 hard copy received

May 9, 2008 - touched

July 14, 2008 - touched

July 15, 2008 - NOA2 (99days)

Aug.14-15,2008-Medical PASSED

Aug.22,2008- Interview PASSED (Pink Slip Only)

Aug.29,2008- VISA ON HAND

Sept.3,2008- POE Houston TX

October 25, 2008 - Officially Mrs. Eaton

AOS Timeline:

March 10, 2009 - AOS package sent to USCIS via FedEx

March 12, 2009 12:21pm - AOS package delivered to USCIS

March 20, 2009 - Check cashed

March 21, 2009 - NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765

March 24, 2009 - Received Biometrics Appointment

April 4, 2009 - Case transferred to CSC

April 7, 2009 - Biometrics appointment is done

May 4, 2009 - AP approval notice received

May 8,2008 - EAD received

June 3, 2009 - Welcome notice from CRIS via email

June 8, 2009 - Receive hard copy of welcome notice on the mail

June 15, 2009 - Card production ordered

June 27, 2009 - Green Card on hand ( 2 years )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
Timeline

Congratulations!


N400 at California SC, Field office- Los Angeles

Sep 3, 2007 Application Mailed

Sep 12, 2007 - Priority date

Nov 9,2007 - check cashed

Nov 20,2007 - NOA1: "expect to be notified within 425 days of this notice",

Jan 10, 2008 - fingerprints appointment (letter lost due to mailing address receipted incorrectly)

Feb 7, 2008 - fingerprints done (took about 10 min - as a walk-in)

Sept 8, 2008 - Interview date (letter received Jul 18) - rescheduled at my request

Jan 6, 2009 - Interview date

Feb 26, 2009 - Citizenship Oath

*online status "case received Oct 29", no touches showing.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
Timeline
Congratulations!

12:30 to 4:00 PM, is only 3 1/2 hours for both your interview and oath ceremony, not bad at all and you didn't have to make a second very long trip like we did, would have been happy if ours went like that. Too bad they couldn't throw in biometrics as well, what an FBI check? Already had two of those done before USC. A total of 1320 miles of driving, no other way to get there, 26.5 hours on the road, six days of pay lost between my wife and me, didn't want her making those long drives with possibility of ice and snow plus detours with road construction and an actual 5.5 hours waiting for a total of what only took them about 30 minutes to do with us.

Recall when my active duty was extended, said for the convenience of the government, that occurred again trying to get my wife her USC, was at the convenience of the government, certainly wasn't at our convenience. You were lucky.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nigeria
Timeline

Congratulations


N 400 Journey

Sent Package-12/13/2008 VSC

Biometrics - 01/07/09

Original Interview Date - 04/07/09 (File has not arrived)

Interview Date - 05/13/09

Oath Letter Received - 06/11/09

USC - 07/02/09

Passport/PC (Expedited) -07/02/09

Passport/PC Received - 07/11/09

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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congratulations..wow, interview and oathtaking happening in just one day?? i envy you lol..well congratulations again.. :dance::dance:


I-R5 at USCIS California Service Center

Consulate: Manila Philippines

5/19/09 Filed I-130 at Chicago Lockbox

5/22/09 USCIS rcvd I-130

6/01/09 Checks cashed

6/03/09 NOA1 rcvd for both parents

8/12/09 Email approval for Dad

8/17/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Dad

8/20/09 Rcvd RFE email for Mom

9/08/09 Email approval for Mom

9/12/09 Rcvd NOA2 for Mom

NVC

8/19/09 NVC rcvd dad's case

9/18/09 NVC rcvd mom's case

9/22/09 Emailed DS3032

9/28/09 Paid AOS/ I-864 fee of $70 for both

10/08/09 rcvd emails: DS3032 accepted

10/08/09 sent I-864

10/09/09 IV bill generated for both cases

10/10/09 Paid IV bill $800 for both

10/13/09 I-864 rcvd by NVC

10/15/09 DS230 mailed to NVC

10/16/09 I-864 accepted & entered into the system

10/19/09 DS230 rcvd by NVC

11/02/09 rcvd checklist emails

11/09/09 sent RFE to NVC via UPS

11/12/09 NVC received RFE

11/19/09 AVR: checklist response rcvd 11/18/09

11/28/09 Log-in failed for both

12/01/09 Case complete as of 11/30/09

12/14/09 rcvd emails of interview date

01/04-05/09 medical @ St.Lukes done

01/11/10 Interview @ USEmbassy Manila 6:30am

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
Timeline

Congrats, and thanks for sharing!!


Shortened timeline:
Oct 18, 2003 - 129F Package sent to VSC
Feb 18, 2004, 4PM Eastern Europian time - VISA IN HAND smile.png))
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JUNE 25, 2004 - We are MARRIED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/19/05 - I-485 approved. CPR status granted!!!!!!!!!!
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Jan 2007 - AOS - Permanent GC Holder
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March 24, 08 - NOA for naturalization
April 08, 08 - Biometrics
November 18, 2008 - Interview Notice for December 17, 08
December 17, 08 - Interview passed
January 14, 2009 - Oath

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Jan 29, 2014 - NSC - NOA-1 - I-130 for husband's mom

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