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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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G'day All!!!

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

My interview was scheduled for 1pm in Phoenix on 19th of Jul. I arrived at 12.30pm. There was no line getting through security. My interview letter & greencard was checked. Purse and documents into the x-ray tray. Went up to the second floor. Approched the window for interview. Handed my info to the nice lady at the window. Waited for my name to be called out.

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. he also asked when was my last trip outside of USA and how long for?

After that, we moved on to the English portion of the test. I had to read:

What country is north of the US?( i cant remember if i had to answer Canada)

I had to write: Delaware was the first state. (This sentence is provided and you are not expected to know the answer HOWEVER he told me to write it next to 3.. i guess making sure i can understand english and read numbers???).

The 6 civics questions I was asked were:

1. Where is the Statue of liberty?

2. Who is the governor of Arizona?

3. Name 2 national holidays?

4. what is one thing you promise when you become a U.S. citizen

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

6. Who was the first president?

He said congratulations, I had passed the tests.

He then made me sign some paper work and said i would get a oath letter in 4-5 weeks. I then mentioned my circumstances of me moving to California in a week's time cos my hubby is deploying and it will take me 6 hours to come back to phoenix just for the oath ceremony with a newborn. He then went and spoke to supervisor and she came back and and told me if i could come back the friday that week.. i was like no worries!!

Ceremony day- get there half an hour early... my hubby and newborn was with me so we got thru security no sweat.. we walked to the courtroom and poked our head thru the door. A nice lady officer who saw my baby was all clucky and said we could wait inside the courtromm.. she was holding and asking all these questions on bubs!! I got first seat at the front!! half an goes by and then the rest of the people came in to be seated.. then followed by friends & family. Before ceremony starts a representative from social security tells us to open our envelopes and pull out the social security form out and fill out ( this is for everyone who has a SSN card or not) once completed a representative from voting comes out and tells us about how to filll out the voting form. Now an officer comes out and starts the ceremony. she tells us that there are 187 applicants from 45 countries present. She congratulates us and ask if anyone wants to share there journey.. so i do and one other lady! after this, we sing the Star Spangled Banner.. and i remember singing "god bless america" somewhere in this too! 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..as you walk out you shake the judges hand and can get fotos after the ceremony.

I would love to thank everyone in this life saving forum for all the help and dedication!! you guys are so wonderful.. good luck to everyone out there!!!

:dance:

Cheers

Carolyn


8th of May 06- K1 Visa Approved - phew

12th of June 06- Arrived in USA san fran- yeaaaaah!

1st of July 06- moved to tampa florida

15th of July 06- Applied for SSN

2nd of August 06- SSN arrives in mail!! woohoo

2nd of September 06- Max and I are married at Holy trinity Catholic church, el dorado California!!!

10th of October 06- package sent off

15th of November 06- Case trasnfered to Cali

21st of November 06- biometrics

8th of January 2007- AP approved

16th of January 07 - EAD approved

29th of July 07- OMIGAWD the welcome email- GC approved with no interview!!!

8th of August 07- GC in possession

1st of May 09- Submitted I 751 package

6th of June 09- received Biometrics letter for 30th of June 09 for Yuma AZ office

24th of June 09- Walked in for Biometrics.. they took me :-)

16th of July 09- received my congratulations letter!!!

21st of July 09- Had my 10 GC in my hands!!!

SO BLESSSED!

wedding pics www.freewebs.com/maxandcarolynwedding

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

28th of April 10- sent off N400 Package

7th of May 2010- NOA rec'd

1st of June 2010- NOA Biometrics rec'd

10th of June2010- Finger print appointment

2nd of June 2010 - Walked in and done my fingerprints early :-)

15th of July- interview notice 12th of August(laywer arranges early interview)

19th of July- interview- PASSED

23rd of July- OATH CEREMONY!!!! YAY

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Scotland
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Congratulations! :dance:

You must be very proud and thanks for the wonderful review. Makes me want to go through it myself now - 3 more years!


~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bren & Ian & Matthew ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

04/05/2008 Met Online

06/30/2008 Ian visited Bren in US for 8 days

09/25/2008 Bren visited Ian in Scotland for six months

12/24/2008 We got engaged!

02/26/2009 We found out we are expecting a baby!!!

05/28/2009 Ian came to visit Bren in US for 8 days

10/07/2009 Baby Matthew born

01/25/2010 We got married!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~~ AOS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12/29/2009 POE Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

01/25/2010 Married

02/22/2010 SSN Received

03/18/2010 Appt with CS for I-693

03/18/2010 Mailed I-485, I-765, I-131

03/21/2010 AOS Package Delivered

03/29/2010 NOA1 email and text received for I-485, I-765 & I-131

04/01/2010 Hardcopies NOA1 received

04/21/2010 Biometrics letter received (scheduled 05/14/2010)

05/14/2010 Biometrics taken

05/15/2010 Touch on I-485 & I-765 (biometrics)

05/17/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765

05/20/2010 Letter received for interview

05/28/2010 I-131 & I-765 approved

06/04/2010 AP received in mail & EAD card production ordered

06/10/2010 EAD card received

06/25/2010 Interview (APPROVED!! YAYYY)

06/30/2010 Welcome to USA letter received

07/10/2010 Green Card Received!!!

04/30/2012 Removal of Conditions sent

11/13/2012 10 year Green Card received - no more USCIS until citizenship!!!!

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Congrats!!!!


Naturalization:

11/22/2010 Sent N400. Day 01

11/30/2010 Check cashed. Day 08

12/02/2010 NOA. Day 10

12/10/2010 Biometrics. Day 18

02/17/2011 Interview. Day 85

02/17/2011 Oath Ceremony. Day 85

02/18/2011 Applied for U.S. Passport Book/Card. Day 86

02/23/2011 Passport application received. Day 91

03/10/2011 Passport book received. Day 106

03/11/2011 Certificate of Naturalization returned. Day 107

03/12/2011 Passport card received. Day 108

My Immigration journey is finally over yes!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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:dance: Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience!

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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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:dance: Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience!

congrats and thanks for sharing, my oath ceremony is on Wednesday in Miami, I'm so excited, I have to be there at 8AM.

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G'day All!!!

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

My interview was scheduled for 1pm in Phoenix on 19th of Jul. I arrived at 12.30pm. There was no line getting through security. My interview letter & greencard was checked. Purse and documents into the x-ray tray. Went up to the second floor. Approched the window for interview. Handed my info to the nice lady at the window. Waited for my name to be called out.

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. he also asked when was my last trip outside of USA and how long for?

After that, we moved on to the English portion of the test. I had to read:

What country is north of the US?( i cant remember if i had to answer Canada)

I had to write: Delaware was the first state. (This sentence is provided and you are not expected to know the answer HOWEVER he told me to write it next to 3.. i guess making sure i can understand english and read numbers???).

The 6 civics questions I was asked were:

1. Where is the Statue of liberty?

2. Who is the governor of Arizona?

3. Name 2 national holidays?

4. what is one thing you promise when you become a U.S. citizen

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

6. Who was the first president?

He said congratulations, I had passed the tests.

He then made me sign some paper work and said i would get a oath letter in 4-5 weeks. I then mentioned my circumstances of me moving to California in a week's time cos my hubby is deploying and it will take me 6 hours to come back to phoenix just for the oath ceremony with a newborn. He then went and spoke to supervisor and she came back and and told me if i could come back the friday that week.. i was like no worries!!

Ceremony day- get there half an hour early... my hubby and newborn was with me so we got thru security no sweat.. we walked to the courtroom and poked our head thru the door. A nice lady officer who saw my baby was all clucky and said we could wait inside the courtromm.. she was holding and asking all these questions on bubs!! I got first seat at the front!! half an goes by and then the rest of the people came in to be seated.. then followed by friends & family. Before ceremony starts a representative from social security tells us to open our envelopes and pull out the social security form out and fill out ( this is for everyone who has a SSN card or not) once completed a representative from voting comes out and tells us about how to filll out the voting form. Now an officer comes out and starts the ceremony. she tells us that there are 187 applicants from 45 countries present. She congratulates us and ask if anyone wants to share there journey.. so i do and one other lady! after this, we sing the Star Spangled Banner.. and i remember singing "god bless america" somewhere in this too! 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..as you walk out you shake the judges hand and can get fotos after the ceremony.

I would love to thank everyone in this life saving forum for all the help and dedication!! you guys are so wonderful.. good luck to everyone out there!!!

:dance:

Cheers

Carolyn

Congratulations! Did you apply for US citizenship 4 months before your 3rd year? Correct me if I'm wrong I'm also from Phoenix.


K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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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 on coming to the end of a long journey! :dance:


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: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Congratulations! Did you apply for US citizenship 4 months before your 3rd year? Correct me if I'm wrong I'm also from Phoenix.

it was 3mths :) Good luck.. the people in Phoenix are so nice! Good luck and all the best :)


8th of May 06- K1 Visa Approved - phew

12th of June 06- Arrived in USA san fran- yeaaaaah!

1st of July 06- moved to tampa florida

15th of July 06- Applied for SSN

2nd of August 06- SSN arrives in mail!! woohoo

2nd of September 06- Max and I are married at Holy trinity Catholic church, el dorado California!!!

10th of October 06- package sent off

15th of November 06- Case trasnfered to Cali

21st of November 06- biometrics

8th of January 2007- AP approved

16th of January 07 - EAD approved

29th of July 07- OMIGAWD the welcome email- GC approved with no interview!!!

8th of August 07- GC in possession

1st of May 09- Submitted I 751 package

6th of June 09- received Biometrics letter for 30th of June 09 for Yuma AZ office

24th of June 09- Walked in for Biometrics.. they took me :-)

16th of July 09- received my congratulations letter!!!

21st of July 09- Had my 10 GC in my hands!!!

SO BLESSSED!

wedding pics www.freewebs.com/maxandcarolynwedding

US CITIZENSHIP JOURNEY

28th of April 10- sent off N400 Package

7th of May 2010- NOA rec'd

1st of June 2010- NOA Biometrics rec'd

10th of June2010- Finger print appointment

2nd of June 2010 - Walked in and done my fingerprints early :-)

15th of July- interview notice 12th of August(laywer arranges early interview)

19th of July- interview- PASSED

23rd of July- OATH CEREMONY!!!! YAY

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