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Will I be naturalized by March 15, 2009?

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I have a deadline that I would like to meet (job application with government), and in order to meet that deadline, I must be a citizen by March 15, 2009. I filed my naturalization paperwork in the middle of November, I've already had my fingerprints taken, and now I'm waiting for an interview notice.

I need to get from application to naturalization in 4 months or less. The field office is Norfolk, VA.

What are my chances? I'm seeing that many naturalization cases recently are taking about 4 months from start to finish. Some are about 3 months, and a few are far longer. But the government seems to shut down over Christmas and through New Year.

Fingers crossed, and your thoughts on this situation would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


Application for Naturalization

11/14/08 - sent off N-400 to Vermont Service Center

11/18/08 - NOA stating app sent to National Benefits Center

11/24/08 - NOA giving fingerprinting appointment

12/18/08 - fingerprinting appointment

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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It all depends. There are no guarantees.


Drew (St. Louis, MO) + Lyuba (Moscow, Russia)

December 1, 2003 - met and fell in love in Moscow, Russia

K-1

June 24, 2004 - NOA1

September 14, 2004 - NOA2

December 2, 2004 - Interview

December 24, 2004 - Arrival to the USA

January 14, 2005 - Wedding

AOS

January 25, 2005 - applied for AOS, EAD and AP in person

June 29, 2005 - AOS interview

August 8, 2005 - Green card arrived

Lifting of conditions

April 17, 2007 - NOA1 (extension letter)

April 2, 2008 - case transferred to CSC

May 8, 2008 - 10 year Green card arrived

Naturalization

July 24, 2008 - NOA1

November 19, 2008 - Interview

January 9, 2009 - Oath

January 17, 2009 - applied for US passport

January 26, 2009 - US passport arrived

DONE WITH IMMIGRATION

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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yea it really depends by every Local Office and by country you are from.

I applied for my Naturalization last Nov of 2007 and had my interview in May 2008...

Good Luck!!!

Edited by vitalik+tatyana

7-22-2008 Sent I129F to CSC

7-31-2008 NOA1

12-8-2008 checked case status online.. APPROVED!!!

12-12-2008 received hard copy NOA2 !!!!!

12-17-2008 received NVC Case # !!!!!

1-5-2009 received Packet 3!!!!!

1-22-2009 Interview Date!!!!! Please pray for us!

2-5-2009 US here we come :)

4-19-2009 Wedding Day!!!

AOS

6-4-2009 AOS Filed!!!

6-25-2009 Fingerprints appt!!!

7-9-2009 email: "EAD card production ordered"

7-14-2009 email: "EAD card production ordered"

7-15-2009 email: "Approval Notice Sent"

7-17-2009 EAD Card received

9-15-2009 AOS Interview

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I guess you have to see it. But it may take more time than you think.

Real holding point will be FBI namecheck process.

More than 80% will be fine with that, but if you are belong to 20% or less, it may hold up your case for your background check and other things.

Besides, you are one of whom are in the middle of NBC transition.

Since it is new process kicked in, it may delay from one week to a couple of weeks for initial process than other people who filed before that transition.

Also USCIS is trying to stop doing weekend N400 application processing.

That's another delay point.

Plus we have a couple of Federal holidays such as Christmas, New Year's day, president day, MLK's day.

So it may delay a little bit.

So I think the chance will be slim, but you never know with Federal Government workflow.

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What kinds of names are delayed in a FBI name check? Common names (e.g. Joe Smith) that might have lots of hits, or unusual names (e.g. Assad Hussein Chong, IV) that might be difficult to check? Or is it something else that slows the process?


Application for Naturalization

11/14/08 - sent off N-400 to Vermont Service Center

11/18/08 - NOA stating app sent to National Benefits Center

11/24/08 - NOA giving fingerprinting appointment

12/18/08 - fingerprinting appointment

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What kinds of names are delayed in a FBI name check? Common names (e.g. Joe Smith) that might have lots of hits, or unusual names (e.g. Assad Hussein Chong, IV) that might be difficult to check? Or is it something else that slows the process?

I believe they use name, DOB, and nationality for any match in FBI record for not only suspect, but witness and reference, too.

They use similar spelling, and first/last name mixing.

If you have any hit, it will delay a little bit.

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You can check "k & j" from September filers.

They did file from Norfolk, VA.

They have interview scheduled for 1/21/2009 or something like that and they had filed on 09/09/2008.

You case may be differ from theirs since every cases are unique.

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