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Had our interview yesterday, everything went very well, the officer indicated she would recommend me for approval....now to await to oath notification !!

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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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congrats!!!! :thumbs:


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Had our interview yesterday, everything went very well, the officer indicated she would recommend me for approval....now to await to oath notification !!

Hey, I have my interview for my wife on the 13th of december... could you please tell us more or less some of the questions they ask you??? CONGRATS

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Congrats!!! I have just had my interview earlier this morning and I'm approved too!!! What a great feeling :D Now to wait a week or two to find out about an Oath Ceremony...


N-400 Citizenship

Sept. 13, 2011 N-400 sent to Phoenix Lockbox

Sept. 20, 2011 Check cashed

Sept. 23, 2011 NOA rec'd for N-400

Oct. 17, 2011 Biometrics appointment

Nov. 29, 2011 Interview - PASSED! 3yr anniversary not until 12/09/11

Dec. 13, 2011 Status update received "Oath Scheduled"

Dec. 15, 2011 Letter received with Oath date

Dec. 27, 2011 OATH! US Citizen

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interviews experience'

I had my interview yesterday and it went smoothly. The questions were not difficult. The IO said that she had everything she needed and that I only needed to show her my state ID and green card. The whole interview took less than 15 minutes. I was approved but did not receive an oath date/letter on the spot.

I wonder how reliable the online status is ? Hopefully it will reliably inform me when they mail out my oath letter. The online system still shows that my I-130 and I-485 as received/pending :)

Does anyone know where the oath letter is mailed out from? Does it come from the local USCIS office?

i guys,

I wanted to share my interview experience. We arrived at Oakland Park, FL an hour before my appointment on 09/15/11. The building of the USCIS was full of people and that’s why I parked and left my wife in one of the restaurants 5 minutes walking distance away from the USCIS building. I guess they had an oath ceremony because one of my friends had her oath the same day. There were two lines of people – one for interviews and one for the oath. So I went through the security and I checked in 20 minutes before my scheduled time and I went in a big hall full of people waiting for interviews and info passes probably and that made me think that I was gonna be waiting my turn forever but I was wrong cause 5 minutes after I had sat down a young Asian officer came and called my name. He was nice and professional. As soon as I walked in the office he swore me in and we started with the test first.

1. What is the rule of religion?

2. When was the constitution written?

3 Which ocean is on the east coast?

4. State that borders Canada.

I don’t recall the last 2 questions…

He made me read the sentence: Which state has the most people?

And I had to write the answer: California has the most people.

He started going through the application then asking question by question. He asked me to sign all the extra pages used for extra spaces to answer certain questions like jobs and addresses for the last 5 years. It was good that we had requested my wife’s birth certificate online because for some reason when moving from our previous place we had lost it so he wanted to see the original and I gave him a copy that I had ready in my folder. He didn’t want to get the selective service card but the online confirmation print out only. I also gave him a clean arrest record report from the sheriff’s office. I told him that he could have the entire folder if he wanted :D .

He gave me a piece of paper to make sure that my information is correct and let me sign my photos and I asked him then which one it will go on my certificate and he said it was gonna be the one from Biometrics but he told me that if I wanted the one I signed it was gonna be glued not imprinted and I chose the Biometrics one. He said he liked it much better.

He made me sign my application and he said he was recommending me for approval and he put a big red stamp on it. He said he should tell me that I have to wait for my oath 180 days but It was actually gonna be less than 2 weeks. I asked him why I should wait that much when my friend had her oath today and her interview was a week ago. He replied that every case is different. He also asked where my wife was and I said that she was waiting for me in the restaurant. He said that she must be really hungry :). I just did not want her to come in that big crowd in front of USCIS and I knew it was not required but I could always bring her in if needed. You can’t have a cell phone in the building. When we went for AOS we had a friend to grab our cell phones cause otherwise the security told us to throw them away!

Hey guys,

I had N-400 interview this morning 9:10 am at the Federal plaza, New york. My wife and I got there around 8:30 am. Waited for maybe around 10 mins. I was called by a middle-aged female officer. She was very professional and polite. The interviewer went over each and each line of the application. Mine was based on 3 years of marriage to a US citizen. The interviewer was glad to see that I had copies of our driver licenses. She commented that she considers that an important evidence for marriage based naturalization application. She approved my case. I waited for about 1 1/2 hours to get the oath letter. My oath ceremony is scheduled for November 18, 2011. Overall it was a great day.:) I wish everyone gets a professional officer and a smooth interview. Good luck to everyone. The six civic question asked were:-

1) What happened on sept 11, 2001?

2) What is the name of the US national anthem?

3) What is the rule of law?

4) What is the ocean on the west coast?

5) How old do you have to be to vote?

6) Forgot the last one???

My husband had his interview in San Francisco yesterday. It was very fast, only inside about 30 mins in total. Was asked 6 basic questions, what is the supreme law of the land? Who is the head of the executive branch, etc. Where he struggled was on the dates of everything (I filled out all of his paperwork)when we traveled out of the country. He was also asked why I sometimes traveled without him or had slightly different dates in my passport and he just said because I travel on business.

So all in all, very easy. He was recommended for approval and the IO said "Welcome to the USA". She advised his Oath ceremony will be "in the next few months" but I am hoping it is sooner. There is a ceremony at the end of September, end of October, and the beginning of November. I think the end of October is more realistic at this point.

Good luck everyone!

Hi guys,

I wanted to share my interview experience. We arrived at Oakland Park, FL an hour before my appointment on 09/15/11. The building of the USCIS was full of people and that’s why I parked and left my wife in one of the restaurants 5 minutes walking distance away from the USCIS building. I guess they had an oath ceremony because one of my friends had her oath the same day. There were two lines of people – one for interviews and one for the oath. So I went through the security and I checked in 20 minutes before my scheduled time and I went in a big hall full of people waiting for interviews and info passes probably and that made me think that I was gonna be waiting my turn forever but I was wrong cause 5 minutes after I had sat down a young Asian officer came and called my name. He was nice and professional. As soon as I walked in the office he swore me in and we started with the test first.

1. What is the rule of religion?

2. When was the constitution written?

3 Which ocean is on the east coast?

4. State that borders Canada.

I don’t recall the last 2 questions…

He made me read the sentence: Which state has the most people?

And I had to write the answer: California has the most people.

He started going through the application then asking question by question. He asked me to sign all the extra pages used for extra spaces to answer certain questions like jobs and addresses for the last 5 years. It was good that we had requested my wife’s birth certificate online because for some reason when moving from our previous place we had lost it so he wanted to see the original and I gave him a copy that I had ready in my folder. He didn’t want to get the selective service card but the online confirmation print out only. I also gave him a clean arrest record report from the sheriff’s office. I told him that he could have the entire folder if he wanted :D .

He gave me a piece of paper to make sure that my information is correct and let me sign my photos and I asked him then which one it will go on my certificate and he said it was gonna be the one from Biometrics but he told me that if I wanted the one I signed it was gonna be glued not imprinted and I chose the Biometrics one. He said he liked it much better.

He made me sign my application and he said he was recommending me for approval and he put a big red stamp on it. He said he should tell me that I have to wait for my oath 180 days but It was actually gonna be less than 2 weeks. I asked him why I should wait that much when my friend had her oath today and her interview was a week ago. He replied that every case is different. He also asked where my wife was and I said that she was waiting for me in the restaurant. He said that she must be really hungry :). I just did not want her to come in that big crowd in front of USCIS and I knew it was not required but I could always bring her in if needed. You can’t have a cell phone in the building. When we went for AOS we had a friend to grab our cell phones cause otherwise the security told us to throw them away!

another experience

Note sure what is RFE. I had my interview in San Fran in Aug, was recommended for approval and asked to have my oath scheduled in Sep (based on what I know about oath schedule at Paramount Theater Oakland). The oath letter somehow never arrive, a week before Sep, I called USCIS (could not work out how to check status online and info pass seemed too long winded and useless), got the good old run around but persisted eventually got through to level 2 officer (after 3 attempts), confirmed my oath date was on Sep 7 and was told oath letter is not required to attend the ceremony (note : expect a final run around on site without the letter though).

From my own experience at least, I think it is worthwhile to call USCIS. However, be prepared to develop a strategy to get through the endless rounds of run around when you call. When you eventually get through to a level 2 person (who is just as likely to dish out run around like a level 1), you can find out the actual status of your case.

Give USCIS a call if you are anxious about your case. The run around is unpleasant, but this may be a strategy USCIS relies on to ensure its line is not overloaded by casual callers (although I personally believe there are better, efficient ways to handle overloading concern and improve customer service experience as in private sector : just think about service level and efficiency of USPS vs UPS or FedEx; USPS is facing insolvency while its private sector peers are thriving and customers willingly pay more for same kind of services !)

Good luck and cheers

congrats

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