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Hey Y'all!

So heres what happened:

- Appt. was at 9am. Arrived at 8.45.

They have this big waiting room. It says on the paper "seating is limited" but dang people were not even close to half the size of the whole room. Maybe its just today.

- Got called in 9:10am. IO's name is Schwartz. African american, guessing in her 50s. She doesnt look intimidating. She was ok. I cant say shes nice I guess she has to look professional. Not nice, not mean. But I never saw her smile. Hubby wanted to come in with me but she stopped him and said "Only the applicant can go." :(

- She walked me out of the waiting room and into another section of the floor where her office room is. She told me to raise my hand and she narrated bunch of stuff and I said "yes". She asked me to take out drivers license, green card and all passports even if they were expired.

- First, she went over my files. She had me verified my full name, DOB and present address. Asked me if I am still married to the same person that petitioned me and of course I said yes. She also asked what my current job is.

- Then she gave me the passport photos I submitted initially and asked me to print my name on it. She also had me sign a blank piece of paper then she compared it with the signature I have in her record.

The first test was writing. She told me to write: "George Washington's face is on the dollar bill."

She also mentioned that as we talk, she will grade my speaking skills.

On to the civics test, these were her questions: (She had me read the first question and answer - that was the reading part of the test)

1. What year was the Constitution written?

2. What did Martin Luther do?

3. Who is our Senator?

4. How many senators are there? Why?

5. What does Freedom of Worship means?

6. Give one state that borders Canada.

I aced it!!! :D She told me to go wait at the waiting room again and someone will call me. A few mins later, my name was called and this lady gave me a paper that says congratulations u passed it blah blah. 2 wks from now Im scheduled for the Oath ceremony! And told me I can bring a limit of 2 guests.

Woooooooooooopeeeeeeeee!! B-)

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Hey - thanks so much for the write up !!!

Congratulations on passing it !

Martin Luther question? wow - that's strange, wasn't an American thing, at all. (Unless you meant to say 'Martin Luther King')


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Hey Y'all!

So heres what happened:

- Appt. was at 9am. Arrived at 8.45.

They have this big waiting room. It says on the paper "seating is limited" but dang people were not even close to half the size of the whole room. Maybe its just today.

- Got called in 9:10am. IO's name is Schwartz. African american, guessing in her 50s. She doesnt look intimidating. She was ok. I cant say shes nice I guess she has to look professional. Not nice, not mean. But I never saw her smile. Hubby wanted to come in with me but she stopped him and said "Only the applicant can go." :(

- She walked me out of the waiting room and into another section of the floor where her office room is. She told me to raise my hand and she narrated bunch of stuff and I said "yes". She asked me to take out drivers license, green card and all passports even if they were expired.

- First, she went over my files. She had me verified my full name, DOB and present address. Asked me if I am still married to the same person that petitioned me and of course I said yes. She also asked what my current job is.

- Then she gave me the passport photos I submitted initially and asked me to print my name on it. She also had me sign a blank piece of paper then she compared it with the signature I have in her record.

The first test was writing. She told me to write: "George Washington's face is on the dollar bill."

She also mentioned that as we talk, she will grade my speaking skills.

On to the civics test, these were her questions: (She had me read the first question and answer - that was the reading part of the test)

1. What year was the Constitution written?

2. What did Martin Luther do?

3. Who is our Senator?

4. How many senators are there? Why?

5. What does Freedom of Worship means?

6. Give one state that borders Canada.

I aced it!!! :D She told me to go wait at the waiting room again and someone will call me. A few mins later, my name was called and this lady gave me a paper that says congratulations u passed it blah blah. 2 wks from now Im scheduled for the Oath ceremony! And told me I can bring a limit of 2 guests.

Woooooooooooopeeeeeeeee!! B-)

Congratulations!!!!

I hope your answer to question 6 was Michigan ;)

Just a little tease since this is now behind you....


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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Congrats,

But what i dont understand is,

4. How many senators are there? Why?

what do u mean by WHY?

Edited by Sand

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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Congrats,

But what i dont understand is,

4. How many senators are there? Why?

what do u mean by WHY?

Answered correctly it would be 100 - because there are 2 per state


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Congrats! I'm waiting for my interview notice in Detroit. Hopefully in May!


N-400

03/01/10 Application sent to Phoenix

03/05/10 Receipt arrived showing delivery on 3/3/10

03/12/10 Check cashed

03/15/10 NOA

04/01/10 Fingerprint notice arrives. Scheduled 04/19/10

04/02/10 Fingerprints done early. Walk-in

04/28/10 Interview Notice

06/09/10 Interview scheduled

06/09/10 Interview passed-Decision cannot be made

09/07/10 InfoPass appt-no update

09/08/10 Letter sent to Congressman

11/01/10 Attorney Hired

02/03/11 Oath letter arrived

02/10/11 Oath Taken :) Finally a Citizen!

I-751

02/24/09 Application sent

03/06/09 NOA and conditional GC extended 1yr

03/19/09 Biometrics notice arrives

04/08/09 Biometrics

05/28/09 Approved. Conditions removed new GC ordered

06/xx/09 Received 10 yr GC

I-485

08/31/06 Application received

09/11/06 Biometrics notice arrives

09/22/06 RFE

09/23/06 Biometrics

03/28/07 Notice for interview arrives

05/21/07 Interview-passed

06/xx/07 Welcome to US Approval letter

06/xx/07 Received conditional GC

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CDAgirlMI - Yes thats the one! Are you going there too? :) I see that u are from Michigan too!

v333k - HAHA thats exactly what my answer was! Of course loyal to michigan! :P

Sand - She asked me how many senators are there. I answered there are 100. Then she instantly followed that with "And why is that?" I replied "Because there's two in each state" B-)

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I gotta correct the 3rd question to : "Name one of our senators".

Also, FYI, she has a paper that has these 6 questions in a chart. So basically, she cant randomly ask me whatever she wants. Questions were already picked even before I got there obviously. And everytime I answer, she writes down my answer and next to that she writes "C" - as in correct. Not sure for wrong answers since I did not have any mistakes :P guessing its F

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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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CDAgirlMI - Yes thats the one! Are you going there too? :) I see that u are from Michigan too!

Actually, I was there yesterday for my biometrics for AOS. I'm a little ways away from where you are, haha.

Yea, Michigan here. In Plymouth, where are you?


8/2/2021:  Mailed N-400

8/4/2021: N-400 received

8/6/2021:  Biometrics to be reused

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Hey Y'all!

So heres what happened:

- Appt. was at 9am. Arrived at 8.45.

They have this big waiting room. It says on the paper "seating is limited" but dang people were not even close to half the size of the whole room. Maybe its just today.

- Got called in 9:10am. IO's name is Schwartz. African american, guessing in her 50s. She doesnt look intimidating. She was ok. I cant say shes nice I guess she has to look professional. Not nice, not mean. But I never saw her smile. Hubby wanted to come in with me but she stopped him and said "Only the applicant can go." :(

- She walked me out of the waiting room and into another section of the floor where her office room is. She told me to raise my hand and she narrated bunch of stuff and I said "yes". She asked me to take out drivers license, green card and all passports even if they were expired.

- First, she went over my files. She had me verified my full name, DOB and present address. Asked me if I am still married to the same person that petitioned me and of course I said yes. She also asked what my current job is.

- Then she gave me the passport photos I submitted initially and asked me to print my name on it. She also had me sign a blank piece of paper then she compared it with the signature I have in her record.

The first test was writing. She told me to write: "George Washington's face is on the dollar bill."

She also mentioned that as we talk, she will grade my speaking skills.

On to the civics test, these were her questions: (She had me read the first question and answer - that was the reading part of the test)

1. What year was the Constitution written?

2. What did Martin Luther do?

3. Who is our Senator?

4. How many senators are there? Why?

5. What does Freedom of Worship means?

6. Give one state that borders Canada.

I aced it!!! :D She told me to go wait at the waiting room again and someone will call me. A few mins later, my name was called and this lady gave me a paper that says congratulations u passed it blah blah. 2 wks from now Im scheduled for the Oath ceremony! And told me I can bring a limit of 2 guests.

Woooooooooooopeeeeeeeee!! B-)


I-129F Sent............................02-21-08

I-129F NOA1...........................02-24-08

I-129F NOA2...........................07-31-08

NVC Received.........................07-14-08

Consulate Received.................07-20-08

Appointment Letter Received....07-31-08

Medical Exam..........................08-26,27-08

Paid Delbros (DV)....................09-09-08

USEM released docs to N.S.O......09-15-08

Interview Date........................09-19-08 (pink slip and white slip for dv)

N.S.O forward dv to USEM...........10-10-08

Papers are ready for review at the Counsel....10-27-08

Waiting for the printing for my visa................11-3-08

Visa Received.........................11-7-08

flight to USA...........................11-15-08

POE DETROIT..........................11-16-08

Married..................................12-30-08

S.S.S.....................................Nov-20-08

State I.D ...............................Nov-22-08

Working Permit........................Feb-12-09

GreenCard...............................Jun-4-09

Let JESUS be

the owner of your Heart...

Let his love be

your inspiration

to live life For

his Glory.....

May the two Heart

finally beat as one

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Actually, I was there yesterday for my biometrics for AOS. I'm a little ways away from where you are, haha.

Yea, Michigan here. In Plymouth, where are you?

Were you at the same waiting room as we are?? It's to the right of the entrance. If yes, you must have seen me. I was the only one holding a crying baby!! haha :bonk:

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