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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

I just want to share my experience on the citizenship interview that I had this morning while they are still fresh in my mind. My appointment was for 11am this morning. My husband and I were in the lobby at exactly 10:20. I got called by a a gentleman exactly at 11:05am. And by 11:42am we were leaving the parking lot.

My IO was well-mannered, courtous,and very professional. He had me raise my right hand for the swearing to tell the truth at the very beginning of the interview. The moment we both sat down, he started right away with asking me the civic questions:

~ Name one of the 2 largest rivers in the U.S? Missouri or Mississippi rivers

~ What do we call the first 10 ammendments to the constitution? Bill of Rights

~ We elect the President for how many years? 4 years

~ Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? American Indians

~ When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776

~ What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representative now? John Boehner

Read: ??? I forgot But he made me read 1 of the 4 statements on the card.

Write: Abraham Lincoln is the president during the Civil War. Or something like that.

And then he told me I passed all 3 PArts of the Naturalization Civic Tests.

He then proceeded going over the details on the Application Form. I told him when we got to the part where I had to write all trips made outside the US, that I need to correct it to say 86 days instead of 83 days. I missed out 1 trip ( a 3 day trip to Los Cabos Mexico) He said its no problem when I explained why I missed that one out. ( I was sick when I was filling up the Form) I didn't even realize that I made the mistake until 5 days before the interview. He just corrected the Form to say the actual information. So don't be terribly worried about an unintentional mistake. Just be honest and explain the situation. He writes the correction using a red ink. And that is just to highlight the corrections, so to speak, from the original writing.

About that part where you are asked to write the children you have had. I only listed my own daughter. I told him I have 3 step children by my present spouse- Should I include them???? I told him, I'm not sure if I was supposed to include them. He said I may or may not. But to just have my own daughter listed there - it was fine.... He said, anyway the question says, " children you have had" something like that....

When all the questions on the Application were asked, he then told me that the last thing he needed to see was to see some proof that my spouse and I are residing together. So I brought out some papers like Car insurance, pictures, joint bank accounts, etc

At this time I felt very relax, shared a few friendly stories and answered questions about my work as a full time substitute teacher. He congratulated me and told me I passed and that I could have the Oath Taking the day after tomorrow- Friday Jan 21. I was so happy...

I thank God right away and looking back I told myself - it was a long road from the Philippine Embassy to this point, but it was a ride worth taking. Thank you so much to all the Visa Journey members who have helped me along the way. I found the love of my life ( Benjie) and I found peace and joy that living in this country has generously given me, to us as a family....

Good Luck To All!!!!!


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica

Always good to have good experiences. Congrats..

Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010

Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Turkey

Congratulations and Well Done!

If i were your student, I'd give you an apple!

:star: But here's a couple Gold Stars instead!:star:

God Bless You Always,

Mari and Kadir

Edited by Mari & Kadir

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

Out of curiosity, what are the American Indians?

One may answer : "American Indians or Native Americans" to this question. As the name implies they are the native people belonging to tribes such as Navajo, cherokee,etc. with a rich culture very much described in books and movies. These several Indian tribes lived in America way before the first Pilgrims arrived.

During the Biometrics Appointment and if you sign in on those free Naturalization Classes in your local Library you will be given handouts/pamphlets/cd to help you study for this Test.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience! star_smile.gif


NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09


Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

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


04/14/09 (Toronto)


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


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


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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