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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Hi All,

I just pass my citizenship test a week ago. I am still waiting for my oath Ceremony letter to take oath. Last night I receieved a word from my family from oversea that my 75 years old dad is in Critical condition and expect to be in hospital more than a couple of weeks. I'd love to go back to see him.

What should I do? Do I need to contact the USCIS? Please anyone have any suggestion?

I hope to go there soon, and I hope there is a way around to do this!

Thanks all,

Chris

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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You have a valid green card so you will use that to re-enter the US.

Good luck to your dad.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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You have a valid green card so you will use that to re-enter the US.

Good luck to your dad.

Yes, I do have an valid Green Card and international Passport! However I also hope that USCIS would able to allow me to take oath earlier, and I can apply for a 1 days turn around passport before I leave. Do you also know how long it usually take to get the oath Ceremony letter?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Best thing would be to make an InfoPass appt. or try a walk in at the local USCIS office.


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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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Yes, I do have an valid Green Card and international Passport! However I also hope that USCIS would able to allow me to take oath earlier, and I can apply for a 1 days turn around passport before I leave. Do you also know how long it usually take to get the oath Ceremony letter?

Yes you can travel there without any problems after the interview. After the interview I suggest telling the Immigration Officer that you want to have a interview date ASAP or say after a certain time. They may schedule you and may require evidence to support your rescheduling request. Some offices performs same-day oath ceremonies.

All the best to you.


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

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Yes you can travel there without any problems after the interview. After the interview I suggest telling the Immigration Officer that you want to have a interview date ASAP or say after a certain time. They may schedule you and may require evidence to support your rescheduling request. Some offices performs same-day oath ceremonies.

All the best to you.

I am asking my sister to ask for the doctor's notes that stat my dad condition. Do you think that might help talking to the immigration? I am hoping that USCIS will see this matter is an urgent. I am hoping that I am able to go see my dad very soon.

Chris

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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I am asking my sister to ask for the doctor's notes that stat my dad condition. Do you think that might help talking to the immigration? I am hoping that USCIS will see this matter is an urgent. I am hoping that I am able to go see my dad very soon.

Chris

Hey Chris from my view an Infopass maybe worthless. IF your interview is scheduled they wont schedule one any sooner, if you have an appointment then taking it to the interview maybe the best choice. if you want your scheduled interview to be changed (if you have one) then having the medical proof would be beneficial to getting this done. You would mail the appointment notice along with your request/reason back to the address where it was sent from.


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: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Hey Chris from my view an Infopass maybe worthless. IF your interview is scheduled they wont schedule one any sooner, if you have an appointment then taking it to the interview maybe the best choice. if you want your scheduled interview to be changed (if you have one) then having the medical proof would be beneficial to getting this done. You would mail the appointment notice along with your request/reason back to the address where it was sent from.

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to research for me. Very highly appreciate. Well, I've already pass my interview last week. I just wait for my oath Ceremony letter to get here, but I can't wait that long cause of my dad. My sister will email me the letter tonight from a doctor office. I plan to bring to the local office and hope to ask them to do the ceremony this week. Please keep me in your thought and pray.

Thanks again,

Chris

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Thank you so much for taking your precious time to research for me. Very highly appreciate. Well, I've already pass my interview last week. I just wait for my oath Ceremony letter to get here, but I can't wait that long cause of my dad. My sister will email me the letter tonight from a doctor office. I plan to bring to the local office and hope to ask them to do the ceremony this week. Please keep me in your thought and pray.

Thanks again,

Chris

Good luck and my prayers are with ya dad & Family....:thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Good luck...and remember if you do get to do the oath before you leave, you have to apply for your US passport at a passport agency (they will take your green card away at the oath ceremony). You need to show them your travel arrangements (within 2 weeks) and you need to make an appointment to go in.

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You CAN travel. All you have to do... When u get your Oath Letter, one of the questions asked is if you have travelled since your interview. This you will answer YES. At your Oath Ceremony just bring your passport & green card of course. You WILL be fine.

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The Infopass appointment is as worthless as the doctor's note. You are free to travel, and in case somebody is checking your mail at home they can inform you if you got the Oath letter in the mail. When and if that happens is totally field office dependent, and you just have to wait and see.

Most likely you have 3 to 4 weeks after receiving the Oath letter until the actual Oath takes place. If you are still not back by then, you can ask for a later Oath appointment. Even if you miss the Oath, you can reschedule a new appointment. You have all the nerve-wrecking stuff behind you, so don't worry about it too much.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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The Infopass appointment is as worthless as the doctor's note. You are free to travel, and in case somebody is checking your mail at home they can inform you if you got the Oath letter in the mail. When and if that happens is totally field office dependent, and you just have to wait and see.

Most likely you have 3 to 4 weeks after receiving the Oath letter until the actual Oath takes place. If you are still not back by then, you can ask for a later Oath appointment. Even if you miss the Oath, you can reschedule a new appointment. You have all the nerve-wrecking stuff behind you, so don't worry about it too much.

Thanks you all for your response and feedback. Good News after all. We just found out that our dad is doing a lot better now. We don't have to rush out there. We'll wait for our letter to arrive and to be sworn to become a citizenship. What a relief. whooow....... yeah...Again, thanks.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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I'm happy to hear your dad is doing better. I hope you will get your oath letter soon, so you can get that past you! :thumbs:


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02/12/2011 - Received oath ceremony letter (dated 02/10/2011)

02/18/2011 - Received descheduled oath ceremony letter (dated 2/15/2011)

02/26/2011 - Received new oath ceremony letter

03/02/2011 - Oath Ceremony @ 1:30p (IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!)

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