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16 November Interview Date in Manhattan

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Gulp, my wife just received her citizenship interview date for 16 Novmber at 0700 in Manhattan. I don't believe it and we are still in a state of shock.

We mailed the initial application in January to Vermont that was return in March from Texas. We resubmitted and the check was cashed a few weeks later. Oumph! In late July we received a second letter, this time from Missouri, requesting additional information and fingerprints. She was fingerprinted twice as the first set we took in March was lost in Texas . The US Embassy in Dakar where we live was really good about it and did not charge for the second set. The L E T T E R finally arrives just days after the deadline that was given by the USCIS to receive the information after which they would have considered the application as abandoned.

Of course, it could not have happened at a worse time, The movers are sheduled to come 11 days later as we leave Senegal for Europe. But the date is too important to mess with and we will have to find a way around this.

Anybody out there with N-400 interview experience in Manhattan? All serious advice greatly appreciated.

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My husband got his citizenship last December at Federal Plaza in Manhattan and it went smooth.

What specifically you would like to know.


12/30/05 - married

7/14/06 - sent I-130

7/18/06 - notice of arrival I-130

8/03/09 - received approval I-130

7/28/09 - sent AOS package

7/29/09 - arrived Chicago lockbox

8/05/09 - touched

8/07/09 - received notice of arrival I-485

8/07/09 - received Biometrics appoitment notice for 9/2/09

8/22/09 - did walk-in biometrics (in/out within 30 minutes)

8/25/09 - touched

10/23/09 - received interview appoitment letter for 11/24/09

11/24/09 - Interview - approved received I-551 stamp

11/25/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

11/28/09 - received welcome letter from USCIS (by mail)

11/30/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

12/02/09 - received email from USCIS - I-1485 approval noticed mailed out

12/03/09 - touched

12/05/09 - received 10 year green card in the mail, Thank you Jesus

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Italy
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I don't get it.

How could your wife get US citizenship if you live abroad?

Are you in the US military or work for the US Govt abroad?


AOS:

RD: 6/21/06

Biometrics: 7/25/06

ID: 10/24/06 - Approved

Conditional GC Received: 11/3/06

I-751

RD: 7/31/08

NOA 1: 8/6/08

Biometrics: 8/26/08

Transferred to CSC: 2/25/09

Approved: 4/23/09 (email received)

Card mailed: 4/28/09 (email received)

Card Received: 5/1/09

N-400

RD & PD: 7/28/09

NOA 1: 8/1/09

Biometric appt: 8/12/09

Interview Letter received: 10/02/09 (notice dated 09/29)

Interview Date: 11/10/09 at Federal Plaza in Manhattan

Oath Letter: 11/10/09

Oath Date: 11/13/09 - Special ceremony at USS Intrepid - Done - USC

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I don't get it.

How could your wife get US citizenship if you live abroad?

Are you in the US military or work for the US Govt abroad?

Your almost right. I work for the United Nations overseas.

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Thanks for the offer. Specifically, I am not sure what I should be asking for, but for a start:

1) What documents did they request apart from the ones listed in the interview letter?

2) Did the oath ceremony take place the same day?

3) What are the waiting facilities like? Specifically we have a three year old.

Kind regards,

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Thanks for the offer. Specifically, I am not sure what I should be asking for, but for a start:

1) What documents did they request apart from the ones listed in the interview letter?

2) Did the oath ceremony take place the same day?

3) What are the waiting facilities like? Specifically we have a three year old.

Kind regards,

1)Carry ALL the docs you first submitted to them, originals and copies, especially tax returns for at least the last 3 years.

2)The oath ceremony could take place the same day, as well as a up to a week or two. My husband got his interview mid November and was sworn in on the 3 December 2008.

3)When he arrived there was a short line outside at security then when you reach inside the building there are more security checks and when they direct to a big waiting room.


12/30/05 - married

7/14/06 - sent I-130

7/18/06 - notice of arrival I-130

8/03/09 - received approval I-130

7/28/09 - sent AOS package

7/29/09 - arrived Chicago lockbox

8/05/09 - touched

8/07/09 - received notice of arrival I-485

8/07/09 - received Biometrics appoitment notice for 9/2/09

8/22/09 - did walk-in biometrics (in/out within 30 minutes)

8/25/09 - touched

10/23/09 - received interview appoitment letter for 11/24/09

11/24/09 - Interview - approved received I-551 stamp

11/25/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

11/28/09 - received welcome letter from USCIS (by mail)

11/30/09 - received email from USCIS - card production ordered

12/02/09 - received email from USCIS - I-1485 approval noticed mailed out

12/03/09 - touched

12/05/09 - received 10 year green card in the mail, Thank you Jesus

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