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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Lucero is waiting to get the letter for her Citizenship interview in Jacksonville. So far this has all gone much easier than the rest of our dealings with USCIS.

We are wondering what the deal is about taking the oath in the office. We were really hoping to get a July 4th ceremony but I don't see the cards falling for that. She is well past any borderline for eligibility so that is no a concern.

Should we expect to take the oath on the same day? That is, of course pending passing the test.


10 Nov mailed I 129F to TSC

16 Nov 29 Nov Notice date

3 Dec Received NOA 1

3 Jan 05 Please I just want to be touched

3 may 05 NOA2 E mail notification

7 May 05 Mail NOA2

11 May 05 sent petition to Bogota

18 May Packet 3 arrived

19 May Checklist taken to consulate

31 May Packet 4 delivered

29 June visa granted

1 July Visa delivered

Sometime in July Lucero came to US

13 Sept 05 Married

1 Nov 05 -USCIS recieved 485 and EAD

13 December RFE stupid things I should have included Returned very quickly

27 March received bio letter for New Orleans

7 Apr_06 Bio done in New Orleans

20 April 06 Touched on all applications

21 April Email received EAD approved

27 Apr Received EAD card

30 May 2006 Received appointment letter for JaX on 13 July 2006

13 July Interview successful approved

20 July Received green card

30 June 08 Sent I751 to remove conditions

25 July 08 Application returned erroneously incorrect fee

27 July mailed new application with separate checks

15 Sept 08 Application returned erroneously K2 not within 90 day timeframe

17 Sept Mailed 3rd application with mountains of proof of error copied Senator Mel Martinez

09 October 4th application package sent. This time they said the app signature page was a copy

10 Oct Sent package again 4th time.

25 Oct Received another NOA for Wife with $625 for the amount with one year extension

30 Oct 2008 Still nothing for step daughter. Checks still haven't cleared the bank

24 November Checks finally cleared the bank

February biometrics for wife Nothing for daughter.

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Lucero is waiting to get the letter for her Citizenship interview in Jacksonville. So far this has all gone much easier than the rest of our dealings with USCIS.

We are wondering what the deal is about taking the oath in the office. We were really hoping to get a July 4th ceremony but I don't see the cards falling for that. She is well past any borderline for eligibility so that is no a concern.

Should we expect to take the oath on the same day? That is, of course pending passing the test.

I am not personally familiar with the Jackson office but all I can say that in general, it is difficult to find out when, and if she will have her oath on the same day. Did she get her interview letter yet? She should always ask the IO and see if he/she can find out about it if not the same day.

One last comment, and I am sure it is a typo, USCIS is closed on July 4th.... :)


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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I am not personally familiar with the Jackson office but all I can say that in general, it is difficult to find out when, and if she will have her oath on the same day. Did she get her interview letter yet? She should always ask the IO and see if he/she can find out about it if not the same day.

One last comment, and I am sure it is a typo, USCIS is closed on July 4th.... smile.gif

Not necessarily, office may be closed, but there are cities where ceremonies are held on July 4th. I remember a friend telling me of one in Portsmouth, NH last year - held it in the big museum complex.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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We got the letter today and the appointment is July 7 at 10:10. I don't know for sure what is going on this July 4th but I do know it is common to have big ceremonies on the 4th where politicians show up to do the oath. Last year they seemed to slow down on the letters to buffer some up for the 4th.

I sure wish I had an idea about the oath. My sister wanted to come if possible but we are about 6 hours from the office in Jacksonville and she is about an hour and a half. If they don't do it on the same day we will be going to Pensacola and that is a whole different story.

I shouldn't be complaining though. So far this has gone much better than anything we ever did with USCIS.


10 Nov mailed I 129F to TSC

16 Nov 29 Nov Notice date

3 Dec Received NOA 1

3 Jan 05 Please I just want to be touched

3 may 05 NOA2 E mail notification

7 May 05 Mail NOA2

11 May 05 sent petition to Bogota

18 May Packet 3 arrived

19 May Checklist taken to consulate

31 May Packet 4 delivered

29 June visa granted

1 July Visa delivered

Sometime in July Lucero came to US

13 Sept 05 Married

1 Nov 05 -USCIS recieved 485 and EAD

13 December RFE stupid things I should have included Returned very quickly

27 March received bio letter for New Orleans

7 Apr_06 Bio done in New Orleans

20 April 06 Touched on all applications

21 April Email received EAD approved

27 Apr Received EAD card

30 May 2006 Received appointment letter for JaX on 13 July 2006

13 July Interview successful approved

20 July Received green card

30 June 08 Sent I751 to remove conditions

25 July 08 Application returned erroneously incorrect fee

27 July mailed new application with separate checks

15 Sept 08 Application returned erroneously K2 not within 90 day timeframe

17 Sept Mailed 3rd application with mountains of proof of error copied Senator Mel Martinez

09 October 4th application package sent. This time they said the app signature page was a copy

10 Oct Sent package again 4th time.

25 Oct Received another NOA for Wife with $625 for the amount with one year extension

30 Oct 2008 Still nothing for step daughter. Checks still haven't cleared the bank

24 November Checks finally cleared the bank

February biometrics for wife Nothing for daughter.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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I haven't heard of anyone doing same day oaths in Jacksonville. They seem to have ceremonies once per month or even less frequently. And, they fill up. So even if you're eligible to do the oath on the next oath ceremony date, it could be full already and you'd need to wait for the next one.

My husband passed his interview on 4/28, and is now scheduled for the oath ceremony in Jacksonville on 6/29.

However, I've heard that they do oath ceremonies elsewhere: for example, another VJer had the interview in Jacksonville but the oath ceremony in Tallahassee. So, that could happen for you.... There's a great IO in Jacksonville if you have any possibility of making an infopass if you happen to be in Jacksonville. Got lots of good info that way.


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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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I haven't heard of anyone doing same day oaths in Jacksonville. They seem to have ceremonies once per month or even less frequently. And, they fill up. So even if you're eligible to do the oath on the next oath ceremony date, it could be full already and you'd need to wait for the next one.

My husband passed his interview on 4/28, and is now scheduled for the oath ceremony in Jacksonville on 6/29.

However, I've heard that they do oath ceremonies elsewhere: for example, another VJer had the interview in Jacksonville but the oath ceremony in Tallahassee. So, that could happen for you.... There's a great IO in Jacksonville if you have any possibility of making an infopass if you happen to be in Jacksonville. Got lots of good info that way.

Thanks,

I agree about that Jacksonville office. We have been there a lot of times and they have always been great. Even the security guards were nice to us. We always get bio in New Orleans and those folks are always rude and just plain mean. It's like they are mad about something. The last time it was so bad we laughed the whole time just watching them make everybody that came in mad.

One more question. Don't I remember having read somewhere that Lucero could arrange for a US passport? I was thinking that she cold file this maybe at the oath ceremony.

PS: I am pretty sure we will be taking the oath in Pensacola.


10 Nov mailed I 129F to TSC

16 Nov 29 Nov Notice date

3 Dec Received NOA 1

3 Jan 05 Please I just want to be touched

3 may 05 NOA2 E mail notification

7 May 05 Mail NOA2

11 May 05 sent petition to Bogota

18 May Packet 3 arrived

19 May Checklist taken to consulate

31 May Packet 4 delivered

29 June visa granted

1 July Visa delivered

Sometime in July Lucero came to US

13 Sept 05 Married

1 Nov 05 -USCIS recieved 485 and EAD

13 December RFE stupid things I should have included Returned very quickly

27 March received bio letter for New Orleans

7 Apr_06 Bio done in New Orleans

20 April 06 Touched on all applications

21 April Email received EAD approved

27 Apr Received EAD card

30 May 2006 Received appointment letter for JaX on 13 July 2006

13 July Interview successful approved

20 July Received green card

30 June 08 Sent I751 to remove conditions

25 July 08 Application returned erroneously incorrect fee

27 July mailed new application with separate checks

15 Sept 08 Application returned erroneously K2 not within 90 day timeframe

17 Sept Mailed 3rd application with mountains of proof of error copied Senator Mel Martinez

09 October 4th application package sent. This time they said the app signature page was a copy

10 Oct Sent package again 4th time.

25 Oct Received another NOA for Wife with $625 for the amount with one year extension

30 Oct 2008 Still nothing for step daughter. Checks still haven't cleared the bank

24 November Checks finally cleared the bank

February biometrics for wife Nothing for daughter.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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I wish I remembered the VJer who is doing their oath in Pensacola...there is one. I think it was in late May.

Yes, I've heard you can apply for the passport at the oath ceremony. Must be more info in other threads on this...probably need to take all the stuff you need for that application, and a checkbook!


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Becoming a U.S. Citizen

2/15/10 Sent N-400 packet via Fedex to Lewisville TX

2/19/10 Received text message and email notification of application received, check cashed

2/27/10 Received biometrics appointment letter

3/19/10 Biometrics appointment

3/25/10 Received email notice that case will be sent for interview scheduling at local office

3/26/10 Received yellow letter asking to being more tax records/info to interview

3/27/10 Received interview letter (dated 3/24/10)

4/28/10 Interview appointment

6/5/10 Received oath letter (dated 6/1/10)

6/29/10 Oath ceremony date

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