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Filed: Country: Philippines
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My wife and I went for her naturalization interview today. We got to the Denver office at 12:30 for a 1 PM interview. We turned in the interview notice and waited... and waited... and waited... Finally at 2:15 PM, I approached the guard and asked if he knew what the delay was. He went to check on it and not long after, an officer came out to call my wife in. He told her that no one knew we were out there waiting and that her file had just been given to him 10 minutes earlier. Good thing we asked about it or we would still be there.

The officer asked to see my wife's green card and driver's license. He then administered the English and Civics tests. After that, he went over her application and made a few corrections. He didn't ask her for any additional evidence. Everything he needed was already in her file.

He gave her the N-652 Naturalization Interview Results sheet showing that she passed the tests and is recommended for approval. He told her that because she is requesting a name change, her interview will be at least two months from now, but could be as far out as six months. It all depends on the schedule of the District Court. He asked her if she was sure she wanted to do the name change. She said she definitely wants it because people keep getting her name wrong since she has two first names now.

So, for those of you who want to do name changes when you naturalize, make sure you're willing to wait the extra time you'll need for a court ceremony.


08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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Hi Jsnearline,

Congratulations on passing your interview and citizenship test recently!

Thanks for sharing your experience about such here on VJ!

Good luck with the oath ceremony coming up (do post about that as well) and good luck with the name change!

Ant

My wife and I went for her naturalization interview today. We got to the Denver office at 12:30 for a 1 PM interview. We turned in the interview notice and waited... and waited... and waited... Finally at 2:15 PM, I approached the guard and asked if he knew what the delay was. He went to check on it and not long after, an officer came out to call my wife in. He told her that no one knew we were out there waiting and that her file had just been given to him 10 minutes earlier. Good thing we asked about it or we would still be there.

The officer asked to see my wife's green card and driver's license. He then administered the English and Civics tests. After that, he went over her application and made a few corrections. He didn't ask her for any additional evidence. Everything he needed was already in her file.

He gave her the N-652 Naturalization Interview Results sheet showing that she passed the tests and is recommended for approval. He told her that because she is requesting a name change, her interview will be at least two months from now, but could be as far out as six months. It all depends on the schedule of the District Court. He asked her if she was sure she wanted to do the name change. She said she definitely wants it because people keep getting her name wrong since she has two first names now.

So, for those of you who want to do name changes when you naturalize, make sure you're willing to wait the extra time you'll need for a court ceremony.


**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: Country: Philippines
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I was surprised that the IO didn't even ask to see my wife's passport to verify the dates she spent outside the country.

He did ask her when we got married and when my birthday is. She wasn't excpecting those questions, so she had to stop and think a little bit because our wedding anniversary and my birthday are only two days apart. :)


08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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Hi Jsnearline,

I'm surprised too, that the IO didn't ask for your wife's passport to verify her travel dates. I guess they believed what she wrote on the application form, and just went with that without any problems. Surprised as well, that they would ask your wife other questions about birthdays and anniversaries, and it's a good thing she didn't get those wrong either...lol..

Lol...I know what you mean about getting the anniversary/birthday questions confused too, as likewise, our anniversary is the day before my husband's (and his twin brother's) birthday...would be funny if they asked that and I got confused there.... :lol:

By the way, what Civics and English questions did they ask your wife during the interview?

Good luck with the upcoming oath and name change too.

Ant

I was surprised that the IO didn't even ask to see my wife's passport to verify the dates she spent outside the country.

He did ask her when we got married and when my birthday is. She wasn't excpecting those questions, so she had to stop and think a little bit because our wedding anniversary and my birthday are only two days apart. :)


**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: Country: Philippines
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She said she only remembers the question she got wrong. She was asked, "What is the supreme law of the land?" She gave the answer "no one is above the law", thinking the question had been What is the "rule of law?"


08/28/2004 Engaged

09/22/2004 I-129F submitted

10/01/2004 I-129F Approved

12/15/2004 K1 Issued

12/30/2004 Arrival in US

02/19/2005 Married

01/30/2006 Conditional Green Card Approved

01/15/2008 Conditions Removed and 10 Year Card Issued

03/28/2009 N-400 mailed to Lockbox

07/17/2009 Interview Denver USCIS office RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL

08/28/2009 Naturalization Ceremony - US District Court - Denver, Colorado[/b][/u]

09/04/2009 Applied for passport

09/22/2009 Passport approved and mailed

09/24/2009 Passport received

08/26/2009 Naturalization Certificate and Name Change Petition arrive back from State Department

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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She said she only remembers the question she got wrong. She was asked, "What is the supreme law of the land?" She gave the answer "no one is above the law", thinking the question had been What is the "rule of law?"

An easy question to get confused with. The ones that mess me up are:

- What are two rights in the Declaration of Independance?

- What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

My answers on Thursday if I am asked those will be:

- Next!

- Hmmm....a very good question.....

:D

Edited by J&D

Timeline

I-130

February 13, 2006: I-130 filed (US Embassy, Dublin, Ireland).

April 18, 2006: Interview date received.

May 02, 2006: Interview (US Embassy, Dublin, Ireland). Visa approved.

June 14, 2006: Moved to Charlotte, NC.

July 20, 2006: 'Welcome to the United States' letter received.

July 21, 2006: Applied for SSN.

July 29, 2006: SSN received.

September 05, 2006: 2 year Permanent Resident card received.

I-751

April 09, 2008: Mailed I-751 to TSC.

April 15, 2008: Check cashed.

April 16, 2008: Case transferred to VSC.

April 23, 2008: Biometrics appointment letter received.

May 10, 2008: Biometrics appointment.

June 28, 2008: Moved to Clearwater, FL (Filed AR-11 and I-865).

March 04,2009: 10 year Permanent Resident card production ordered.

March 13,2009: 10 year Permanent Resident card received.

N-400

April 24, 2009: Mailed N-400 to TX Lockbox.

April 30, 2009: NOA1 Notice date.

May 11, 2009: Biometrics appointment letter received.

May 16, 2009: Biometrics complete (walk-in).

June 04, 2009: Interview letter received.

July 23, 2009: Interview.

July 23, 2009: Oath. I am a US citizen!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jordan
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Congratulations


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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congrats and thanks for sharing your experience.....

cheers


"For with God nothing shall be impossible - Luke 1:37"

Details of older petition timelines are in "Our Story" section

May 28, 2009 - Filed N-400 application for Naturalization

June 08, 2009 - NOA 1 received in the mail dated June 01,2009

June 15, 2009 - Biometrics Appt Letter received for July 02, 2009

July 02, 2009 - Biometrics Done - awaiting interview letter

July 13, 2009 - Interview Letter Received for Sept 09, 2009

Sept 09, 2009 - Interview Passed - Thank you Lord Jesus !!!

Sept 17, 2009 - Oath Ceremony - COBO Hall Detroit, MI - Done, registered to vote + updated Social Security record

Sept 18, 2009 - Applied for US Passport

Oct 06, 2009 - New Social Security card received in the mail

Oct 08, 2009 - US Passport received in the mail

Oct 09, 2009 - Naturalization Certificate received in the mail

Oct 20, 2009 - Received Voter's Registration Card

Oct 20, 2009 - Our Visa Journey Completed - Thank you Lord Jesus !!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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Congrats JS...

I leave the country 2 days after the interview for a month long trip. I was going to request them an oath date atleast a month from the interview date. I also have a name change & by your experience, looks like I'm going to be okay. I dont mind the delay as I really really cant delay or postpone the trip. Hopefully, its only 2 months & not 6 months in your case. Good Luck & thanks for sharing.


usa.gifNaturalization timeline

Application based on 3 yr marriage to US citizen, Employment based PR.

Name change requested.

04/09/2009: N-400 mailed to Phoenix Lockbox

04/13/2009: N-400 delivered to Phoenix Lockbox

04/20/2009: Check cashed & posted to account

04/23/2009: Received NOA1 - Priority date 04/13/2009 & Notice date 04/17/2009

05/16/2009: Received Letter for Biometric Appointment

05/26/2009: Biometric Appointment

06/19/2009: Interview letter received

07/28/2009: Interview Appointment - APPROVED

09/18/2009: Oath Ceremony - DONE

09/21/2009: Passport applied

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