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Hey VJers,

I just wanted to update here & provide my experience in the event that it helps someone. I naturalized today and am so happy that my journey is over!

My interview was scheduled for 9:20am in Atlanta. I arrived at 8:45. There was a small line getting through security. My interview letter & greencard was checked. Purse and documents into the x-ray tray. Shoes off, too. My metal headband set-off the security door frame thingymajig. Off with the head band and success. Went up to the second floor. As you come out the elevator, take a right to check in at the window. Very Friendly Lady there and she sent me up to the 3rd floor. Arrive at the third floor and went to the window to check in. A not very friendly lady there told me to sit near the TV and wait for my name. Honestly, I would sit in the middle of the room as there is no PA system which makes listening for your name a little stressful. My name was called at about 9:40.

My IO was polite and pleasant. When I got to his office he asked me to remain standing and raise my right hand. He swore me in and then we sat down. He pulled out my file - complete with I-751 & N400 documents. He took up my conditional Green Card and my 10 year Green Card. He asked if I wanted to change my name. He asked if I was still married, my date of birth, address, SS #, telephone number, place of work, anniversary date, confirmed my husband's name, checked the copy I sent of my husband's birth certificate. Then he went through the list of questions on the N400 application form such as: have you ever been arrested, involved in a terrorist group, are you willing to bear arms if required, etc. He did not ask to look at any of the documents I had brought with me.

After that, we moved on to the English portion of the test. I had to read: What do we pay the government?

I had to write: We pay taxes. (This sentence is provided and you are not expected to know the answer).

The 6 civics questions I was asked were:

1. When do men have to register for selective service?

2. Name 1 state that borders Canada.

3. What is freedom of religion?

4. When was the Constitution written?(be careful not to confuse this similar date to the Declaration of Independence)

5. What ocean is on the West coast of the USA?

6. How many senators are there?

He said congratulations, I had passed the tests. He asked if I would like to attend the oath ceremony that day. I said, "Yes, please!". He said that another officer would check my file and that I was to wait on the second floor. If the second officer agreed with my IO's decision, then I could attend the oath ceremony at 2pm. I waited on the second floor for almost 2 hours. Thankfully DH had brought a book to read, which I appropriated. My name was called and I collected my appointment letter for 2pm. DH & I went for lunch. It was then 12:10ish.

1:20 we return. There was a substantial line through security. Head band off this time! Went up to the 2nd floor to check in with Nice Lady. Am told DH has to wait and I am sent to an officer who checks my appointment notice. I am told to take a seat with the other people taking the oath. Waited a while, then we start filing into the oath ceremony room. We are shown our naturalization certificates, one-by-one, and told to confirm the information such as name, DOB, gender. Slow process. When I take my seat, on it is a little American flag; a book titled 'The Citizen's Almanac'; a congratulatory letter from USCIS outlining how to obtain a passport, how to notify SS administration, and how to register to vote; a booklet containing the Declaration of Independence & the Constitution of America; a paper with the Oath of Allegiance.

Not sure what time it is now but I am reading through the material and the Oath Ceremony Room is slowly filing up. We are given the opportunity for a potty break ~ accepted! Get back, wait a while longer. Finally, someone comes in and starts a video. Towards the end of this, friends & family enter the room and start taking photos. An officer comes out and starts the ceremony. She congratulates us, we sing the Star Spangled Banner, she tells us that there are 187 applicants from 50 countries present. She calls out the countries and we stand when we hear our country of origin. We take the Oath of Allegiance. We all say the Pledge of Allegiance. End of ceremony. We are told that we MAY make black & white copies of our Naturalization Certificates for our records. We start filing out and collect our Certificates of Naturalization.

3:19 I am back in my car, a United States' Citizen!

I hope I didn't leave anything out. Good luck to everyone still on their journeys!


03-03-09 I-751 mailed to VSC

03-06-09 I-751 received at VSC

03-10-09 Check cashed

03-26-09 NOA1 received

03-30-09 Biometrics Appointment Notice

04-03-09 Can 'see' my case online USCIS

04-15-09 Biometrics Date ~ completed successfully in Atlanta

04-16-09 Touched

07-13-09 Waiting for something, anything...

07-31-09 Received my SECOND biometrics notice ...wth?

08-22-09 Second Biometrics Date ~ completed successfully in Atlanta: picture only this time

08-24-09 Touched

08-25-09 Touched

09-14-09 Received my THIRD biometrics notice

09-26-09 Will try a 'walk-in' in Atlanta ~ successful: picture only, again

09-28-09 Touched

09-29-09 Touched

09-30-09 Third Biometrics Date

12-02-09 Called USCIS: case still being processed

02-08-10 Waiting...

02-19-10 Called USCIS: Completed a service request based on my case being outside processing time

03-05-10 Info Pass scheduled in Atlanta for extension stamp in passport

03-10-10 E-mail received: Card production ordered - I can't believe it, finally! (Time = 1 year & 1 week)

03-23-10 10 Year Green Card Received

02-19-10 Eligible to file N-400

02-28-10 N-400 mailed to Texas

03-04-10 N-400 received in Texas

04-07-10 Biometrics

06-04-10 Service request

07-21-10 Interview & Oath Ceremony same day in Atlanta - Visa Journey over!

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Congratulations and thank you very much for the detailed process....


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Congratulations you must be so happy!!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:


N-400

10/26/09 Sent application to Lewisville TX.

10/27/09 Rec'd Application signed by B. Conteh

10/29/09 Check cashed

11/02/09 Rec'd NOA date showing 10/29/09

11/09/09 Rec'd letter Bio Appointment

11/17/09 Bio Appointment 8am

11/20/09 Called FBI-Prints were sent back to USCIS same day.

12/03/09 Rec'd email from USCIS that the RFE was a mistake.

12/04/09 Rec'd email from USCIS saying that I have been transferred for an interview.

12/07/09 Rec'd letter for interview on 1/11/10 @11am in Fairfax, VA.

01/11/10 Interview completed. Passed test decision can't be made.

03/02/10 Contacted Senator's office...No reply yet!

03/04/10 Senator office called says can take up to 120 days.

04/12/10 Service request filed.

05/12/10 Contacted Senator's office again.

05/12/10 Told over the phone that I was approved. Believe it when I see it!

06/04/10 Senators office tells me the adjudicator who interviewed me thinks I have a criminal record. Send out all paper work showing no criminal record.

06/08/10 Leave for Canada

06/09/10 Get RCMP certificate showing no criminal record. Fax off to senators office.

06/23/10 Approved for Citizenship

06/24/10 USCIS contacts Senators office

06/28/10 Find out that I have been approved for citizenship and they are just waiting to schedule my oath.

07/12/10 Put in line for oath ceremony....wonder how long that will be!

08/18/10 Called USCIS confirmed they sent oath letter for 09/17/2010 at 9am.

09/17/10 Oath ceremony at 9am..... US Citizen!!!! Applied for passport.

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Congratulations! That sounded so wonderful!

Very nice detail too!


Removing Conditions

07/31/2010 - Filed for Removal of Conditions (I-751)

08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

08/03/2010 - NOA notice date for I-751

08/05/2010 - Check cashed

08/07/2010 - NOA received for I-751

08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

11/19/2010 - Green Card received in the mail

Citizenship

08/01/2011 - Filed for Citizenship (N-400)

08/03/2011 - N400 Packet received

08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

08/08/2011 - Check cashed

08/09/2011 - Biometrics notice sent

08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

08/29/2011 - Biometrics taken

08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

01/17/2012 - Interview letter received

02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

03/06/2012 - Oath ceremony

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HappyNathy-Congrats on passing your interview and having the same day oath ceremony and thanks for detailing about that here on VJ. Good luck with your passport application and good luck with the rest of your life journey as a US Citizen! :star::thumbs:

Ant

P.S. If you don't mind me asking...At one point in a prior VJ post you mentioned about not wanting to go through with citizenship....So what made you change your mind to go back to your original decision to pursue such again? Just curious..

Nevertheless, congrats on becoming a US Citizen, Happy Nathy!

Hey VJers,

I just wanted to update here & provide my experience in the event that it helps someone. I naturalized today and am so happy that my journey is over!

My interview was scheduled for 9:20am in Atlanta. I arrived at 8:45. There was a small line getting through security. My interview letter & greencard was checked. Purse and documents into the x-ray tray. Shoes off, too. My metal headband set-off the security door frame thingymajig. Off with the head band and success. Went up to the second floor. As you come out the elevator, take a right to check in at the window. Very Friendly Lady there and she sent me up to the 3rd floor. Arrive at the third floor and went to the window to check in. A not very friendly lady there told me to sit near the TV and wait for my name. Honestly, I would sit in the middle of the room as there is no PA system which makes listening for your name a little stressful. My name was called at about 9:40.

My IO was polite and pleasant. When I got to his office he asked me to remain standing and raise my right hand. He swore me in and then we sat down. He pulled out my file - complete with I-751 & N400 documents. He took up my conditional Green Card and my 10 year Green Card. He asked if I wanted to change my name. He asked if I was still married, my date of birth, address, SS #, telephone number, place of work, anniversary date, confirmed my husband's name, checked the copy I sent of my husband's birth certificate. Then he went through the list of questions on the N400 application form such as: have you ever been arrested, involved in a terrorist group, are you willing to bear arms if required, etc. He did not ask to look at any of the documents I had brought with me.

After that, we moved on to the English portion of the test. I had to read: What do we pay the government?

I had to write: We pay taxes. (This sentence is provided and you are not expected to know the answer).

The 6 civics questions I was asked were:

1. When do men have to register for selective service?

2. Name 1 state that borders Canada.

3. What is freedom of religion?

4. When was the Constitution written?(be careful not to confuse this similar date to the Declaration of Independence)

5. What ocean is on the West coast of the USA?

6. How many senators are there?

He said congratulations, I had passed the tests. He asked if I would like to attend the oath ceremony that day. I said, "Yes, please!". He said that another officer would check my file and that I was to wait on the second floor. If the second officer agreed with my IO's decision, then I could attend the oath ceremony at 2pm. I waited on the second floor for almost 2 hours. Thankfully DH had brought a book to read, which I appropriated. My name was called and I collected my appointment letter for 2pm. DH & I went for lunch. It was then 12:10ish.

1:20 we return. There was a substantial line through security. Head band off this time! Went up to the 2nd floor to check in with Nice Lady. Am told DH has to wait and I am sent to an officer who checks my appointment notice. I am told to take a seat with the other people taking the oath. Waited a while, then we start filing into the oath ceremony room. We are shown our naturalization certificates, one-by-one, and told to confirm the information such as name, DOB, gender. Slow process. When I take my seat, on it is a little American flag; a book titled 'The Citizen's Almanac'; a congratulatory letter from USCIS outlining how to obtain a passport, how to notify SS administration, and how to register to vote; a booklet containing the Declaration of Independence & the Constitution of America; a paper with the Oath of Allegiance.

Not sure what time it is now but I am reading through the material and the Oath Ceremony Room is slowly filing up. We are given the opportunity for a potty break ~ accepted! Get back, wait a while longer. Finally, someone comes in and starts a video. Towards the end of this, friends & family enter the room and start taking photos. An officer comes out and starts the ceremony. She congratulates us, we sing the Star Spangled Banner, she tells us that there are 187 applicants from 50 countries present. She calls out the countries and we stand when we hear our country of origin. We take the Oath of Allegiance. We all say the Pledge of Allegiance. End of ceremony. We are told that we MAY make black & white copies of our Naturalization Certificates for our records. We start filing out and collect our Certificates of Naturalization.

3:19 I am back in my car, a United States' Citizen!

I hope I didn't leave anything out. Good luck to everyone still on their journeys!


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Congratulations!


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

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Thank you for such detail experience and congratulations! I wish they do same day oath at my city but chance is pretty slim!


N-400

5/29/2010 - USPS Express Mail Out N-400

6/2/2010 - Priority date

6/9/2010 - Check cashed

6/11/2010 - NOA in my mail box

6/17/2010 - Able to see case status "Initial Review"

6/18/2010 - LUD

7/2/2010 - Called mis-information line to put in a service request for STILL HAVEN'T RECEIVED "FP NOTICE"

7/8/2010 - LUD, at 2:32am, received text msg and e-mail for req. for add'l evidence being mailed out on July 6th, believe it's for the FP

7/12/2010 - Received FP notice in mail, scheduled for 8/2/2010

7/15/2010 - Walk in FP

7/22/2010 - Online status changed to "Case sent to local office for interview schedule"

7/27/2010 - Received interview letter for 8/23/2010

8/23/2010 - Passed interview, was informed that next oath date is 9/22/2010 and oath letter will come in the mail

9/3/2010 - Received oath letter in the mail for 9/22/2010

Disclaimer: All comments, advice and information are given out by my kind intention, please use them at your own risk and do not hold me liable or responsible for any inaccuracy.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Congrats!!!!


K-1,VSC, Moscow Consulate

I-129F sent:2009-06-04

NOA1: 2009-06-09

NOA2: 2009-09-16

NVC Received: 2009-09-17

NVC Left: 2009-09-22

Consulate Received: 2009-09-25

Medical: IOM, Moscow, 2009-12-07

Interview: 2009-12-08

Visa Received: 2009-12-14

Arrival to USA: 2010-01-15

Marriage: 2010-03-27

AOS, EAD, AP

CIS Office: Charleston, SC

Filed AOS Package: 2010-05-26

NOA: 2010-06-04

Bio Appt: 2010-07-09

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2010-06-30

EAD Card Production Order: 2010-08-04

AP Received: 2010-08-09

ROC

I-751 sent: 2012-7-11

NOA-1: 2012-8-1

Bio-Appointment: 2012-9-19

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Thank you for the well wishes everyone! :D Today I am busy shredding 4+ years worth of accumulated 'evidence'. What a relief to empty out those overflowing drawers!

Ant+D: I found out that there was a process I had not taken with South Africa to retain my South African citizenship. I had to do that PRIOR to my application for USA citizenship. Anyway, long story short, I have given up my South African citizenship and am now 100% American (except for the accent :P and that feeling that Africa will always be in my heart). Ultimately, it is a personal decision.

Jasminelilly & Sunshine 78: Good luck with your Naturalization journey. Yes, I was very happy to complete the process in the same day, it was a long day, but only 1 day. Fingers crossed that you will have the same experience.


03-03-09 I-751 mailed to VSC

03-06-09 I-751 received at VSC

03-10-09 Check cashed

03-26-09 NOA1 received

03-30-09 Biometrics Appointment Notice

04-03-09 Can 'see' my case online USCIS

04-15-09 Biometrics Date ~ completed successfully in Atlanta

04-16-09 Touched

07-13-09 Waiting for something, anything...

07-31-09 Received my SECOND biometrics notice ...wth?

08-22-09 Second Biometrics Date ~ completed successfully in Atlanta: picture only this time

08-24-09 Touched

08-25-09 Touched

09-14-09 Received my THIRD biometrics notice

09-26-09 Will try a 'walk-in' in Atlanta ~ successful: picture only, again

09-28-09 Touched

09-29-09 Touched

09-30-09 Third Biometrics Date

12-02-09 Called USCIS: case still being processed

02-08-10 Waiting...

02-19-10 Called USCIS: Completed a service request based on my case being outside processing time

03-05-10 Info Pass scheduled in Atlanta for extension stamp in passport

03-10-10 E-mail received: Card production ordered - I can't believe it, finally! (Time = 1 year & 1 week)

03-23-10 10 Year Green Card Received

02-19-10 Eligible to file N-400

02-28-10 N-400 mailed to Texas

03-04-10 N-400 received in Texas

04-07-10 Biometrics

06-04-10 Service request

07-21-10 Interview & Oath Ceremony same day in Atlanta - Visa Journey over!

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Thanks for the detailed review and congratulations!


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Thank you for the well wishes everyone! :D Today I am busy shredding 4+ years worth of accumulated 'evidence'. What a relief to empty out those overflowing drawers!

Ant+D: I found out that there was a process I had not taken with South Africa to retain my South African citizenship. I had to do that PRIOR to my application for USA citizenship. Anyway, long story short, I have given up my South African citizenship and am now 100% American (except for the accent :P and that feeling that Africa will always be in my heart). Ultimately, it is a personal decision.

HappyNathy-Thanks for your reply...I was wondering why you changed your mind about such....

Nevertheless, I'm glad that you made the right decision for you in the end, and that's all that matters...:)

As for giving up your South African citizenship....It's good that you found out about the process before it was too late. Sorry though, that you couldn't keep up that citizenship...Nevertheless, as long as that former country holds a special place in your heart and in some ways you feel connected to it, then it always be there with you, regardless....

I agree..citizenship is a personal decision..

So to everyone....It's up to you (the applicant) to make the decision of US citizenship or not.

If you choose to pursue such, that's ok and if you don't, that's ok too...

As long as you are happy with your personal decision about such so be it...:)

The important thing to remember is that citizenship is an important and big responsibility to take on...So think carefully before embarking on such a journey...

Happy journeys to everyone! Good luck....

Ant


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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P.S. HappyNathy-Interesting too, that they mentioned about being able to make a copy of the certificate...Did you ask them that, or did they iniciate that on their own? Lol....I guess they figured out their contradictions there...:whistle:

And yes, have fun shredding all those years of 'evidence'.....(just don't shred the certificate though)....

Time to celebrate citizenship with home-made evidence confetti! lol.....

Congrats again on being a US Citizen...

Ant


**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Time to celebrate citizenship with home-made evidence confetti! lol.....

Such a good idea!

After years of collecting paperwork and tons of photocopies, how perfect would it be to shred all of it! lol

I just can't help think that after they turned you into a hoarder for years, it'll be hard to get rid of it all.


Removing Conditions

07/31/2010 - Filed for Removal of Conditions (I-751)

08/02/2010 - ROC Packet received

08/03/2010 - NOA notice date for I-751

08/05/2010 - Check cashed

08/07/2010 - NOA received for I-751

08/13/2010 - Biometrics appointment letter received

09/01/2010 - Biometrics taken

09/01/2010 - Case status appears online

11/08/2010 - Card production ordered

11/13/2010 - I-751 Approval Letter received

11/19/2010 - Green Card received in the mail

Citizenship

08/01/2011 - Filed for Citizenship (N-400)

08/03/2011 - N400 Packet received

08/05/2011 - Received email/text confirming application receipt

08/08/2011 - Check cashed

08/09/2011 - Biometrics notice sent

08/12/2011 - NOA received for N400

08/12/2011 - Biometrics appointment letter received

08/29/2011 - Biometrics taken

08/31/2011 - Case Status Notification: Placed in line for interview scheduling

10/11/2011 - Received yellow letter

01/11/2012 - Interview letter sent

01/17/2012 - Interview letter received

02/16/2012 - Interview & received Oath letter

03/06/2012 - Oath ceremony

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