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Hi all - just wanted to give you updates on my interview status in Miami. I filed for citizenship in June, application was received on June 22. I had my biometrics in the Miami field office in mid-July. My interview was September 16 at the Miami field office. As all my interviews went, it was super easy. I actually spent most of the time chatting with the interviewer about the last person she interviewed. As a Canadian, I find I've always been given a pretty easy pass through all of my immigration interviews. A piece of advice: if you are rejected at the interview, don't accuse the black/asian interviewer of being a racist. Apparently, this is what had transpired at my interviewer's last interview.

She approved my file on the spot, and I saw it get stamped. She informed me that the oath date was September 29. I had vacation plans scheduled for that week, and I told the interviewer that I didn't want to cause any problems, but was there any way to reschedule. She confirmed that I was still fully legal on my greencard until the date of the oath, so if I was fine postponing being a citizen until the next month, then it was not a problem.

After the interview, the Miami office has everyone go back to the waiting room until they call your name an hour later and they give you the oath date later. My interviewer told me that she'd have them give me an oath date letter for the next month. Unfortunately, the oath date letter I received had the Sept 29 date. I asked that employee about coming to the next one. She said the Oct oath hadn't been scheduled yet, but if i returned the letter back to her, they'd send me a letter for the next one. I was a little nervous, but i'd seen my file stamped "approved" and i was in no rush to be a citizen, so I gave it back to her. A week later, I got another oath letter in the mail, this one still for Sept 29. This one said that if you have to reschedule, to send a letter explaining the conflict and they would send you another oath date letter. I sent the letter in a few days later. Approximately 10 days later, I received another oath letter, this time inviting me to the Oct oath. Yay!

Point of all of this is: (1) MIami field office has been a total pleasure to deal with (esp compared with the DC office I used to have to go to), they are organized, kind, etc; and (2) I have seen a lot of people on this site strongly advising people NOT to try and reschedule their oath dates. At least in the case of MIami, this was not a big deal at all. They appear to have oaths every month, with an unlimited number of people scheduled to attend. They promptly sent me another oath letter, my file was not lost, and I expect everything to go well. I wouldn't have rescheduled my interview, but once I knew that the system had approved me, I didn't mind postponing the oath itself. Good luck to everyone!

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Hi Coops905,

Congratulations on passing your citizenship interview and thanks for sharing about your experience here on VJ.

That's good that they didn't give you any problems when you had to reschedule your oath and hope you get a convenient oath date soon too.

Good luck with the rest of her immigration journey too as a dual American/Canadian citizen soon!

Ant

P.S. Lol..Not sure if Canadians have it easier..but yeah, we Canadians are just "friendly neighbours to the north"..;)

Hi all - just wanted to give you updates on my interview status in Miami. I filed for citizenship in June, application was received on June 22. I had my biometrics in the Miami field office in mid-July. My interview was September 16 at the Miami field office. As all my interviews went, it was super easy. I actually spent most of the time chatting with the interviewer about the last person she interviewed. As a Canadian, I find I've always been given a pretty easy pass through all of my immigration interviews. A piece of advice: if you are rejected at the interview, don't accuse the black/asian interviewer of being a racist. Apparently, this is what had transpired at my interviewer's last interview.

She approved my file on the spot, and I saw it get stamped. She informed me that the oath date was September 29. I had vacation plans scheduled for that week, and I told the interviewer that I didn't want to cause any problems, but was there any way to reschedule. She confirmed that I was still fully legal on my greencard until the date of the oath, so if I was fine postponing being a citizen until the next month, then it was not a problem.

After the interview, the Miami office has everyone go back to the waiting room until they call your name an hour later and they give you the oath date later. My interviewer told me that she'd have them give me an oath date letter for the next month. Unfortunately, the oath date letter I received had the Sept 29 date. I asked that employee about coming to the next one. She said the Oct oath hadn't been scheduled yet, but if i returned the letter back to her, they'd send me a letter for the next one. I was a little nervous, but i'd seen my file stamped "approved" and i was in no rush to be a citizen, so I gave it back to her. A week later, I got another oath letter in the mail, this one still for Sept 29. This one said that if you have to reschedule, to send a letter explaining the conflict and they would send you another oath date letter. I sent the letter in a few days later. Approximately 10 days later, I received another oath letter, this time inviting me to the Oct oath. Yay!

Point of all of this is: (1) MIami field office has been a total pleasure to deal with (esp compared with the DC office I used to have to go to), they are organized, kind, etc; and (2) I have seen a lot of people on this site strongly advising people NOT to try and reschedule their oath dates. At least in the case of MIami, this was not a big deal at all. They appear to have oaths every month, with an unlimited number of people scheduled to attend. They promptly sent me another oath letter, my file was not lost, and I expect everything to go well. I wouldn't have rescheduled my interview, but once I knew that the system had approved me, I didn't mind postponing the oath itself. Good luck to everyone!

Edited by Ant+D+A

**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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