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N-400 Interview Experience 4/16/10

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I had my N-400 interview today at the local office in Santa Ana, CA. The interview went really well and I passed. I was advised that in about 4 weeks’ time I will receive a letter regarding the when and where the oath ceremony will be held.

Here is my experience:

My interview was scheduled at 7:50am. I arrived about 7:10am. I was advised that no cell phone with camera is allowed inside. So I had to go back to my car to drop off my phone. After the security check, I went up to second floor, where there is a waiting room. I dropped off the appointment letter at the window and took a seat as advised. I was called in around 7:40am. The officer first requested my green card and driver license to make a copy. Then he started going through my N-400 form and confirming the information I filled out with me.

For my civic history test, here are the questions that I can still remember:

1. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted

2. Name one of the longest rivers in US

3. Who is the speaker of the house

4. How many years do we elect a president for

5. Who lived here before the Europeans came to America

Reading and writing test sentences are all about President Lincoln and the civil was.

After the test, he started going through the supporting documents that I provided as proofs of my marriage. He didn’t ask for the originals of any of the documents. When he saw the Grand deed of our home and the credit card bill, he said, “You guys go to Low’s a lot. That’s a proof of true marriage.”

After he finished browsing the supporting documents, he said, “Now I will prepare the congratulation paper for you.” Yeah!!!

The whole interview lasted for only 10 minutes. The officer was very nice and the whole experience was very pleasant.


AOS&EAD Timeline:

08/01/2006 mailed the applications

08/03/2006 mail recieved by USCIS

08/12/2006 got NOAs, dated 08/09/2006

08/16/2006 got NOA for biometrics on 08/24/2006

08/24/2006 biometrics done in Santa Ana local office

08/26/2006 got RFE in mail:(

09/08/2006 sent the RFE packet back

09/14/2006 Touched, USCIS officially recieved the RFE return

09/25/2006 email, case transferred to CSC!

09/28/2006 email, CSC got the case!!

10/13/2006 EAD touched (last touch was on 08/26/2006)

10/16/2006 EAD touched

10/17/2006 EAD approved!!!

01/15/2007 AOS touched after 3 months' silent period

02/22/2007 Service request set up

03/06/2007 AOS touched, Card ordered!!!

03/08/2007 AOS touched, Approval letter mailed!!!

03/10/2007 Green Card and Approval letter recieved!!!

I-751:

12/6/08 Package sent

12/8/08 Package delivered

12/19/08 Bio Appointment letter received, dated 12/15/08.

Appointment: 01/03/2009

1/6/09 Touched

2/12/09 Touched: 2/11/09 Production of new card ordered

N-400:

1/11/10 Package sent

1/14/10 Package delivered

1/15/10 Check cashed

1/20/10 NOA date

2/10/10 Biometrics date

4/16/10 Interview. Passed!!!

5/3/10 Oath letter received

5/18/10 Oath ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
Timeline

Here is the 6th question:

6. What do we call the first 10 amendaments of the constitution


AOS&EAD Timeline:

08/01/2006 mailed the applications

08/03/2006 mail recieved by USCIS

08/12/2006 got NOAs, dated 08/09/2006

08/16/2006 got NOA for biometrics on 08/24/2006

08/24/2006 biometrics done in Santa Ana local office

08/26/2006 got RFE in mail:(

09/08/2006 sent the RFE packet back

09/14/2006 Touched, USCIS officially recieved the RFE return

09/25/2006 email, case transferred to CSC!

09/28/2006 email, CSC got the case!!

10/13/2006 EAD touched (last touch was on 08/26/2006)

10/16/2006 EAD touched

10/17/2006 EAD approved!!!

01/15/2007 AOS touched after 3 months' silent period

02/22/2007 Service request set up

03/06/2007 AOS touched, Card ordered!!!

03/08/2007 AOS touched, Approval letter mailed!!!

03/10/2007 Green Card and Approval letter recieved!!!

I-751:

12/6/08 Package sent

12/8/08 Package delivered

12/19/08 Bio Appointment letter received, dated 12/15/08.

Appointment: 01/03/2009

1/6/09 Touched

2/12/09 Touched: 2/11/09 Production of new card ordered

N-400:

1/11/10 Package sent

1/14/10 Package delivered

1/15/10 Check cashed

1/20/10 NOA date

2/10/10 Biometrics date

4/16/10 Interview. Passed!!!

5/3/10 Oath letter received

5/18/10 Oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Thailand
Timeline

Congratulations on a new US citizen!


02/17/10 Sent the package

02/22/10 USCIS received the package

02/26/10 Noticed date of NOA

03/01/10 Check cashed

03/02/10 Online status updated

03/04/10 Received NOA

03/12/10 USCIS sent a FG letter

03/13/10 Online status updated

03/15/10 Received a FG appointment letter

03/16/10 Online status updated

04/01/10 Fingerprinted

04/30/10 Received the interview letter

06/03/10 Interview Date

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
Timeline

Congrats and thanks for sharing your experience!


AOS from F1 visa

05/02/2007 AOS Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox Day 1

05/25/2007 Biometrics appointment Day 24

07/26/2007 Interview Day 86 Approved

08/06/2007 Green card received Day 97

Removal of Conditions

04/28/2009 I-751 delivered to CSC Day 1

06/27/2009 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 60

07/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 83

07/22/2009 Received card production email Day 85

07/27/2009 Received green card & approval notice Day 90

Beibehaltungsgenehmigung (BBG)

08/03/2009 Submitted application to German consulate in L.A.

11/20/2009 Approval notice issued Day 109

US Citizenship

04/27/2010 Submitted N400

04/28/2010 N400 delivered Day 1

05/10/2010 Check cashed Day 12

05/13/2010 Received NOA (NOA was issued on 05/10) Day 15

05/20/2010 Received Biometrics notice Day 22

06/11/2010 Biometrics appointment (walk-in) Day 44

06/22/2010 Online Status changed to Testing & Interview Day 55

06/23/2010 Received interview notice in the mail Day 56

07/26/2010 Interview Day 89 Approved

08/24/2010 Oath Ceremony Day 118

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congratulations!!!


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Congratulations


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03-06-10 Mailed N-400

03-17-10 Check cashed

03-19-10 NOA received

03-22-10 Biometrics sent

04-09-10 Biometrics appointment

06-14-10 Interview Date

06-22-10 Received letter for Oath

07-02-10 Oath ceremony

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