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My wife passed the N400 interview today! yea! very easy, they only asked to see her state ID and asked a few questions on the n400. Questions for civics test seemed randomly generated by computer. Guess less bias if the IO doesn't even select which questions to ask.

We wife changed her name as part of the naturalization process, so now we have to wait for oath letter. (we could have had oath same day, - hopkins plaza -baltimore- but not b/c of name change).

Just curious about time between citizenship interview and oath ceremony for anybody out there who also changed his/her name as part of the N-400?

I heard if you change your name it goes to judicial oath and/or court? We live in Montgomery co., guess it might go to rockville? The IO said it should only be about 1 month total waiting time until oath cermony. We hope no longer... since we are traveling this summer.

best, R.

Removal of conditions

11/11/08 : sent to VSC for removal of conditions for GC

11/25/08: receipt and letter of extention recevied (check cashed too).

12/12/08: Biometrics done at local office.

now the long wait for VSC

04/13/09: got 10 year green card.)

country: Cuba

I-129F, K-1

09/26/2005 Sent I-129F to VSC via USPS express mail

09/27/2005 NOA1

10/24/2005 NOA2 APPROVED!

11/02/2005 Received letter from the approved application will be forwarded to US Interest Section within one week!

11/15/2005 Fiance Picked up "superpacket" at US consuate

11/17/2005 Scheduled Medical exam

12/06/2005 Requested interview via website; Interest Section (consulate) sets interview for May 15, 2006???

12/07/2005 Medical exam

12/27/2005 Medical exam results received by fiance

02/15/2006 Still waiting for interview 3 more months

05/15/2006 interview with US interest section, approved

05/16/2006 fiancee picked up US fiancee visa!!!!!!!!

05/17/2006 Submitted correct paperwork to cuban immigration for exit permission "permiso de salir" (they say 15 days to get it)

06/10/06 Still waiting, no information

06/13/06 she recieved carta blanca!

06/15/06 She arrives via Miami!!!

07/21/06 Married


07/19/2006 Received SSN card (maiden name, now we'll have to go back and get name change)

07/31/06 Mailed AOS/EAD paperwork to Chicago Lockbox

08/11/2006 NOA1 for AOS (485) and EAD

08/26/2006 Biometrics done.

10/06/2006 EAD arrives

03/01/07 still waiting to hear something for AOS

03/19/07 : email, case sent to CSC

04/07: got it.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Congrats on passing the test.

Best wishes to you. Hope you get your oath ceremony date soon!!!


KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received


KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia

Can you say how long it took before you all got the oath letter/actual oath??

My wife changed her name as well, one month later she was at the oath ceremony and her new certificate already stated her changed name. So to answer your questions, about 3 weeks in Baltimore.


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My wife changed her name as well, one month later she was at the oath ceremony and her new certificate already stated her changed name. So to answer your questions, about 3 weeks in Baltimore.


thx much for providing the insight. Anxiously awaiting mine as i have upcoming travel and would prefer to travel with the blue eagle :):) Come on oath letter and ceremony.

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