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Filed: IR-5 Country: United Kingdom
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Does anyone who has taken the test have any flash cards for the test that they want to sell second-hand?

If not, can someone tell me where I can buy a set of flash cards? I looked on the uscis website and can't find anywhere that I can buy them(then again it may be because my brain is fried as I've had precious little sleep with being up with my baby most of the night!!) :)


I-130 for both parents

March 28th 2013 - Priority date/ NOA 1
November 14th 2013 - Transferred to Nebraska Service Center

January 7th 2014 - Case changed online to approved for both

January 8th 2014 - case changed to shipped to NVC

January 9th 2014 - case changed to NOA 2 mailed

January 10th 2014 - Received the hardcopy of the NOA 2 stating that NVC would issue a case number in 30 days approx.

January 21st 2014 - Case Received at NVC

February 26th 2014 - Case numbers and IIN number received - Wrong embassy code assigned...now waiting for new case numbers.

March 3rd 2014 - Filled in DS-261 for both parents

March 5th 2014- AOS available, paid and submitted AOS packet.

March 6th 2014 - USPS shows packet was delivered at NVC

March 10th 2014 - AOS shows as paid in the CEAC portal/AOS logged into system as being received by NVC.

March 11th 2014 - New case number assigned for my Dad.

March 20th 2014 - Paid IV fee for my Mum.

March 25th 2014 - AOS accepted by NVC with no checklist.

March 26th 2014 - Filled in and submitted DS-260 for my Mum

March 31st 2014 - AOS found in my Mum's file for my Dad - accepted and placed into his file/IV fee available for my Dad and Paid.

April 1st - Mailed all civil documents to NVC for both parents.

April 3rd: IV fee shows as paid in portal/submitted DS-260 for my Dad.

April 22nd: checklist issued for civil documents - NVC error ...

April 23rd: sent another certified copy of my marriage certificate

April 24th: Case complete! :)

April 30th 2014 - Medical scheduled for parents at Knightsbridge in London

June 11th: Interview at London Embassy - Approved :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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list of study material including a link for some flash cards

USCIS has a list of all the study material and some flashcards you can print for each section i believe, if you scroll down to the bottom all the links are there on that page. just look for the ones that say " flash cards " an there you go =)


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I got mine on Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/Civics-Flash-Cards-N...1586&sr=8-2 I'm only a month ahead of you, but I'm happy to pass mine along to you if the dates work out. You can also download a copy at the bottom of this page: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00048f3d6a1RCRD


AOS: ND - June 5 2006 | RFE - June 15 2006 | FP Notice - June 30 (Rescheduled to Sept 16) | AP ND - August 14 2006| Walk-in FP - Sept 5 (FP cleared next day!) | Interview - Sept 8 2006 (Approved!) | Welcome Letter - Sept 13 | EAD received - Sept 19 (kinda moot since I'm waiting for GC) | GC received - Sept 23 2006 - Woohoo!!

I-751: 06/10/08 Mailed package to VSC direct (per memo instructions) not TSC. The wait begins... | 06/11/08 Package received at VSC (12.12pm) | 06/19/08 Check cashed | 06/20/08 Received NOA1 in the mail - ND is 06/17/08 | 07/10/08 Received Biometrics Appt Letter - ND is 7/7/08 | 07/22/08 Biometrics (had to do ink & paper also...) | 07/22/08 Touched | 07/23/08 Touched | 02/11/09 Transferred to CSC (got email)... | 02/12/09 Touched | 02/20/09 Touched (but no email) | 03/24/09 Approval letter arrives in the mail! Approval date is 3/18/09 from VSC | 04/03/09 Received card, postmarked 3/31 from CSC

N-400: 06/11/09 Mailed to Lewisville Lockbox | 06/12/09 Package received at Lockbox and signed for at 1.31pm | 06/18/09 Check Cashed | 06/19/09 NOA, PD 06/12/09 | 07/06/09 Biometrics letter received, ND is 07/02/09 | 07/24/09 Biometrics appointment | 08/06/09 IL received, ND 08/03/09 | Interview 09/14/09 at 9.30am (approved!) | Oath 10/21/09 | USC

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The uscis website led me to their store, where I bought my civics flash cards.

http://bookstore.gpo.gov/actions/GeneralSearch.do

Look at the clickable links on the right side of this url directly from uscis, you will find the link to the store there, Government Printing Office Bookstore

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/men...00048f3d6a1RCRD

Edited by ~krakatoa~

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Filed: IR-5 Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks everyone. I really must have been half asleep when I looked at the website because now I see it clear as day :thumbs: . Thats cool that you can print them out too.


I-130 for both parents

March 28th 2013 - Priority date/ NOA 1
November 14th 2013 - Transferred to Nebraska Service Center

January 7th 2014 - Case changed online to approved for both

January 8th 2014 - case changed to shipped to NVC

January 9th 2014 - case changed to NOA 2 mailed

January 10th 2014 - Received the hardcopy of the NOA 2 stating that NVC would issue a case number in 30 days approx.

January 21st 2014 - Case Received at NVC

February 26th 2014 - Case numbers and IIN number received - Wrong embassy code assigned...now waiting for new case numbers.

March 3rd 2014 - Filled in DS-261 for both parents

March 5th 2014- AOS available, paid and submitted AOS packet.

March 6th 2014 - USPS shows packet was delivered at NVC

March 10th 2014 - AOS shows as paid in the CEAC portal/AOS logged into system as being received by NVC.

March 11th 2014 - New case number assigned for my Dad.

March 20th 2014 - Paid IV fee for my Mum.

March 25th 2014 - AOS accepted by NVC with no checklist.

March 26th 2014 - Filled in and submitted DS-260 for my Mum

March 31st 2014 - AOS found in my Mum's file for my Dad - accepted and placed into his file/IV fee available for my Dad and Paid.

April 1st - Mailed all civil documents to NVC for both parents.

April 3rd: IV fee shows as paid in portal/submitted DS-260 for my Dad.

April 22nd: checklist issued for civil documents - NVC error ...

April 23rd: sent another certified copy of my marriage certificate

April 24th: Case complete! :)

April 30th 2014 - Medical scheduled for parents at Knightsbridge in London

June 11th: Interview at London Embassy - Approved :)

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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are the questions being asked during naturalization interview all in the 100 items that's found in the uscis website or they ask questions that's not there?


10-27-2005 Arrived in US

12-03-2005 got married

01-06-2006 submitted AOS/EAD

02-17-2006 biometrics appt in NEWARK (30 days from date of NOA)

03-17-2006 receipt Notice of transfer of AOS petition to CSC thru letter dated 03-10

03-21-2006 CSC approved AOS petition (only 2 months & 3 days from receipt & ahead of EAD)

04-08-2006 EAD card received

05-02-2006 PERMANENT resident card received

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

12-28-07 sent I-751-VSC

01-10-08 NOA/receipt notice/Extension letter

02-15-08 Biometrics

04-11-08 NOA/Receipt Notice/extension letter the 2nd time

10-29-08 Approved/Card production ordered

APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

06-27-09 Application submitted

07-25-09 Biometrics appt in Elizabeth,NJ

10-21-09 Interview & Oath

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: China
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I beleive they only ask questions from the cards. They only asked me 2 questions and they were right from the cards.

If you know the card questions you will be fine. They also asked me to write a simple sentence "The White House has a big tree" - the sentences vary but are not hard. The whole interview took under 5 minutes.


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I'd recommend going to an office supply store, getting a stack of 100 index cards, and making your own flash cards by writing the questions on one side and writing the answers on the other. You can look up the questions and answers on the USCIS web site.

Of course you can get pre-made flash cards, but the act of writing the questions and answers down on a piece of card stock yourself can help cement the knowledge into your brain. Different people may learn slightly differently, so this may be more effective for some people than for others.


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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Hi Everyone,

This is exactly what I did recently:

I'd recommend going to an office supply store, getting a stack of 100 index cards, and making your own flash cards by writing the questions on one side and writing the answers on the other. You can look up the questions and answers on the USCIS web site.

Of course you can get pre-made flash cards, but the act of writing the questions and answers down on a piece of card stock yourself can help cement the knowledge into your brain. Different people may learn slightly differently, so this may be more effective for some people than for others.

1) I downloaded the flashcard questions and answers from this USCIS link (which Kathryn41 suggested): http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments...rsed_colors.pdf

2) I got a stack of 50 index cards (lol..that's all I could find around the house at the time, and I didn't feel like buying any more), and then cut them in half to make 100 smaller pocket-sized cards (that's even more convenient to study with too)!

3) With a pen, I wrote down the questions on one side, and the answers on the other side.

3) It took a couple of hours to do..But....Voila...."Ant's Homemade USCIS Citizenship Civics Test Flash Cards!"

4) And yes, I agree, writing the questions and answers down and reading them out loud while I was doing such, certainly helped me (and my USC husband, though he doesn't need to study) know the material better (lol..even though I don't need to know such until November/December when I assume that I will have an interview then if I file in August). As well, I didn't see the point in wasting my printer ink with printing out these cards from the internet, nor in buying additional cards. So I just made my own.... :star: If only I can remember this material later on when it is my turn for the test....

5) Total Costs:

Cost of download from the USCIS website: Free, 1 hour to download (I have a slow internet connection, but it could be faster for you)

Cost of 50-100 index cards: $0.50-$1.00 or so

Cost of time: 3-4 hours (depending on how fast a person can write the questions and answers on the cards)

Cost of knowing the answers beforehand and passing the test: Priceless.... :thumbs:

"There are some things money can buy...For others...There's FREE help here on VJ!"

Hope this helps you too. Good luck on the rest of your immigration journeys as well.

Ant

P.S. I had a fun time making these homemade cards too....It sure was a great time-killer while waiting for real labour to happen and something to do in between false contractions...Now when is this baby going to come out? Lol...and when they do come out, they'l probably have a pile of these flash cards next to them!.... :lol:

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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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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi Lucyrich!

I noticed on your timeline that you received your passport in 10 days? Was this a routine application, or did you expedite it? We're in transition to moving to another house by the end of the month, and I'm afraid that it might get lost in the mail (if I have them forward it to the new address). Anyway, not really a big deal, but just wanted to ask anyway. =)

I'd recommend going to an office supply store, getting a stack of 100 index cards, and making your own flash cards by writing the questions on one side and writing the answers on the other. You can look up the questions and answers on the USCIS web site.

Of course you can get pre-made flash cards, but the act of writing the questions and answers down on a piece of card stock yourself can help cement the knowledge into your brain. Different people may learn slightly differently, so this may be more effective for some people than for others.


-------2004 [CR1]

06-25 - [day 01] sent I-130

07-08 - [day 14] NOA1 (receipt)

08-12 - [day 49] NOA2 (approval)

09-15 - [day 83] NVC emailed with a new case #

09-22 - [day 90] received I-864 fee bill from NVC

09-27 - [day 95] received DS-3032 from NVC

09-28 - [day 96] sent DS-3032 to NVC

09-29 - [day 97] sent I-864 fee bill to St. Louis

09-30 - [day 98] DS-3032 arrived at NVC at 1050hr.

09-30 - [day 98] I-864 fee bill arrived at St. Louis at 1132hr.

10-07 - [day 105] I-864 fee bill arrived at NVC

10-20 - [day 118] case still under "administrative processing" at NVC

11-08 - [day 137] IV bill generated

11-17 - [day 146] received IV bill from NVC

11-19 - [day 148] received I-864 AOS forms

11-24 - [day 153] sent IV fee bill to St. Louis

11-27 - [day 156] IV fee bill arrived at St. Louis

12-11 - [day 170] sent I-864 forms to NVC

12-14 - [day 173] DS-230 generated by NVC

12-22 - [day 181] DS-230 received from NVC

12-31 - [day 190] DS-230 sent to NVC

-------2005

01-03 - [day 193] DS-230 received at NVC

01-12 - [day 202] RFE

02-05 - [day 225] sent missing docs to NVC

02-08 - [day 228] NVC received docs

02-15 - [day 235] CASE COMPLETE!!!!

03-07 - [day 255] case forwarded to consulate

04-06 - [day 285] INTERVIEW DAY!!--- SUCCESSFUL[/color]

04-10 - activated visa at YVR POE

-------2005

01-22 - K3 approved

02-07 - NVC forwards petition to post

02-15 - received packet from consulate

K3 abandoned... going for CR1

---------2009

02-23 - [day 1] sent N400 docs

02-24 - [day 2] N400 docs arrived in Phoenix at exactly 10:41am

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Thats exactly what I am going to do! Making my own cards will be a better idea and cheaper than buying them, plus I survived on flash cards and index cards when I was at university and it seemed to work for me ;)


I-130 for both parents

March 28th 2013 - Priority date/ NOA 1
November 14th 2013 - Transferred to Nebraska Service Center

January 7th 2014 - Case changed online to approved for both

January 8th 2014 - case changed to shipped to NVC

January 9th 2014 - case changed to NOA 2 mailed

January 10th 2014 - Received the hardcopy of the NOA 2 stating that NVC would issue a case number in 30 days approx.

January 21st 2014 - Case Received at NVC

February 26th 2014 - Case numbers and IIN number received - Wrong embassy code assigned...now waiting for new case numbers.

March 3rd 2014 - Filled in DS-261 for both parents

March 5th 2014- AOS available, paid and submitted AOS packet.

March 6th 2014 - USPS shows packet was delivered at NVC

March 10th 2014 - AOS shows as paid in the CEAC portal/AOS logged into system as being received by NVC.

March 11th 2014 - New case number assigned for my Dad.

March 20th 2014 - Paid IV fee for my Mum.

March 25th 2014 - AOS accepted by NVC with no checklist.

March 26th 2014 - Filled in and submitted DS-260 for my Mum

March 31st 2014 - AOS found in my Mum's file for my Dad - accepted and placed into his file/IV fee available for my Dad and Paid.

April 1st - Mailed all civil documents to NVC for both parents.

April 3rd: IV fee shows as paid in portal/submitted DS-260 for my Dad.

April 22nd: checklist issued for civil documents - NVC error ...

April 23rd: sent another certified copy of my marriage certificate

April 24th: Case complete! :)

April 30th 2014 - Medical scheduled for parents at Knightsbridge in London

June 11th: Interview at London Embassy - Approved :)

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