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I just had my interview done today 01/09/2013 , test was really easy and he told me that he supervisor's has to review my Application , and he give me N-625 WAS APPROVAL. I just i dont understand why giving approved then they have to review the application ? pls i need your advise

1. You passed the test of English and U.S. history and government.

2. Congratulations! Your application has been recommended for approval.

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Sometimes the interviewer simply does not have the authority to approve your case. They can simply recommend you for approval and then need to get their supervisor to sign off on the file. This happens fairly often, from what I understand.

I'm simply going to congratulate you on completing this step! Sounds like you are likely approved and should be getting something in the mail soon :)

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Full timeline can be seen in my profile

PAST - From K-1 to Citizenship (a love story)
K-1: Aug 12, 2006 to Jan 17, 2007 - mailed I-129F
AOS: Feb 26, 2007 - Jul 26, 2007
REMOVING CONDITIONS: May 4, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
CITIZENSHIP: Nov 27, 2012 - May 9, 2013

Note: I immigrated from Canada, not T&T - the timeline is reflective of this.

PRESENT - IR-5 Story (reuniting a family)
I-130 for Parents - 2013
Aug ?? - mailed I-130 packages for both mother and father
Sept 10 - NOA1 date
Sept 16 - NOA1s received

2014

Feb 25 - got emails saying that the cases had been transferred to another office for processing

Feb 26 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred to my local office for processing

Feb 28 - got emails saying that the cases have been transferred and are being processed

Mar 17 - got email, attached to one case number only, saying that my A number was changed relating to the I-130 filing

Mar 18 - got emails saying that the petitions are approved smile.png




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don't worry about it.. you are approved.. the supervisor just needs to take a look at the paperwork and make sure everything is correct.. congratulations..


LPR 2007

CITIZENSHIP 2012

N-400 filed based marriage to usc = april ??

biometrics = june 21

interview = august 2

oath taking = august 29

done..

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It happend to me. Officer said she is recommending the application for supervisors approval. With in 24 hours I received email notification it is approved by supervisor. Pretty sure you'll be approved. Relax. Did you sign up for the email notifications for the status change?

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Who is being approved? You, or your IO with the question, did that IO conduct your interview properly? Either way, you pay the price. If the supervisor knows that IO does good work, can be approved in two minutes depending on which IO you get stuck with.

Wishing an applicant good luck means, no traffic jams and getting a decent IO, things you have no control over. We batted 330 in this respect, great for the major leagues, but not good with the USCIS. One IO failed to give her supervisor our approved application, another made a big deal about proof of paying a small fine. All applications must be approved by the supervisor that is located in the same field office.

Some field offices can give you your certificate the same day, others will make you wait as long as 9 months before you get your certificate. All that depends on the wishes of your office manager. Service centers just briefly look over your application, namely did you fill in all the blanks, provide the required evidence, and the check of course. And you didn't send it in one day too soon. After that, your field office controls the outcome, and that can vary widely.

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Who is being approved? You, or your IO with the question, did that IO conduct your interview properly? Either way, you pay the price. If the supervisor knows that IO does good work, can be approved in two minutes depending on which IO you get stuck with.

Wishing an applicant good luck means, no traffic jams and getting a decent IO, things you have no control over. We batted 330 in this respect, great for the major leagues, but not good with the USCIS. One IO failed to give her supervisor our approved application, another made a big deal about proof of paying a small fine. All applications must be approved by the supervisor that is located in the same field office.

Some field offices can give you your certificate the same day, others will make you wait as long as 9 months before you get your certificate. All that depends on the wishes of your office manager. Service centers just briefly look over your application, namely did you fill in all the blanks, provide the required evidence, and the check of course. And you didn't send it in one day too soon. After that, your field office controls the outcome, and that can vary widely.

Absolutely True


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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update i just got email from USCIS.

Request for Evidence

On January 22, 2013, we mailed a notice requesting initial evidence in this case. Please follow the instructions on the notice to submit the evidence requested. Meanwhile, processing of this case is on hold until we either receive the evidence or the opportunity to submit it expires. Once you submit the evidence requested and a decision is made, you will be notified by mail. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

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I just had my interview done today 01/09/2013 , test was really easy and he told me that he supervisor's has to review my Application , and he give me N-625 WAS APPROVAL. I just i dont understand why giving approved then they have to review the application ? pls i need your advise

1. You passed the test of English and U.S. history and government.

2. Congratulations! Your application has been recommended for approval.

You are approved. It is a technicality. Alla had the same thing. We were told that because she does interpretation at the local office they had to have an officer from another office come to do her interview and that officer could only "recommend" her for approval and the official "approval" had to come from the office director. I have also heard that they all do this as the interviewing officer is not officially the person that approves. Whatever.

She was given her oath appointment letter and told to come to the oath ceremony "unless she heard otherwise" She never heard otherwise and was given the oath.

Congratulations!

update i just got email from USCIS.

Request for Evidence

On January 22, 2013, we mailed a notice requesting initial evidence in this case. Please follow the instructions on the notice to submit the evidence requested. Meanwhile, processing of this case is on hold until we either receive the evidence or the opportunity to submit it expires. Once you submit the evidence requested and a decision is made, you will be notified by mail. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

Oops, I guess this is what they meant by "unless you heard otherwise" Good luck.


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update i just got email from USCIS.

Request for Evidence

On January 22, 2013, we mailed a notice requesting initial evidence in this case. Please follow the instructions on the notice to submit the evidence requested. Meanwhile, processing of this case is on hold until we either receive the evidence or the opportunity to submit it expires. Once you submit the evidence requested and a decision is made, you will be notified by mail. If you move while this case is pending, please use our Change of Address online tool to update your case with your new address or call our customer service center at 1-800-375-5283.

That sucks, let us know what kind of RFE you get. what I don't understand is why don't the officer spend 5 mints on the case and tells you if he needs anything else ??!!!, they remember to do so after a few days... wish you all the luck


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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Least my stepdaughter's IO told her he couldn't approve her, wanted proof she paid a four year old traffic ticket. Told her to go back in and show your driver's license, she was afraid to do that. We got the proof at home, but then a letter comes in telling her to answer to assault and battery charges she allegedly committed when she was 17 months old and does not have to provide proof of that paid fine. That was too much, contacted my senators office. Then a letter of apology and her oath ceremony letter came in.

A friend living on the Illinois side of St. Louis wasn't told what additional evidence her IO in Chicago demanded. She had to take a train to Chicago and pay a fortune to stay in a hotel. Where she was told they demanded a joint utility bill. Apparently joint taxes, home ownership, property taxes, shared vehicle ownership and health and life insurance with joint bank accounts was not enough for them. So after that long trip had to make another long trip to bring in a worthless joint utility bill. Then after waiting another 15 months was finally approved.

Are you applying for the three or five year? Stepdaughter was the five year, friend was the three year. I tossed in four years of tax transcripts and her grade transcripts for my stepdaughter, her IO didn't want to see those, just her green card. And proof she paid a 50 buck traffic violation when she was 17 years old that is not even a requirement.

Another friend was rejected because her name was not on her husbands mortgaged home. Both went in and he had a letter from the bank showing to add her name, he would have to refinance their home plus pay a huge legal charge. Plus they brought in a letter from their attorney explaining under Wisconsin state law, they were married long enough, and in the event of a divorce, she could claim half ownership of that home whether her name was on the deed or not. They were approved.

It was because of these experiences, I added my wife to our deed, but rather than paying an attorney a thousand bucks, filed out the form myself. Register of deeds commented, it was done perfectly, attorneys are constantly making mistakes, it cost me ten bucks. Also got a joint utility bill we never sent in. But gave that to my wife at her interview. she was asked for it, surprise you dumbass IO, her IO was very disappointed, but approved her. But then her application was misplaced, another call to my senators office. They found it within two hours and emailed us her oath ceremony. A special one for an office that doesn't do same day oaths, more like nine months.

One thing I do not like about the USCIS, its a certifying government agency where we are at the mercy of one IO. Since I am certified with other governmental agencies, always met with a board, not just prejudiced agent. This could well be the reason for your problems.

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During my journey this site (an a few others) were my god send. I impatiently waited everyday, hoping that it would process already. I have finally received my citizenship and wanted to share my timeline with you.

I did the email and text updates, which i highly recommend, for you impatient folk, like me.

i went to get free legal help on filling out the application. even though it is self explanatory, this company said they will review it for free, have an lawyer look it over for free, send it in for free, and if for some reason the application is denied they will send a lawyer for an appeal for free. so why not.

the dates with the stars *********** i have provided a brief explanation of what happened then below.

i sent in my application on 1/12/15

i got an email saying my application had been accepted into a lockbox on 1/28/15

i got letter on 2/4/15 to go into get fingerprinted

i got fingerprinted on 2/18/15 ******************

i got letter that they have started the interview scheduling process on 2/24/15

i got letter that they scheduled an interview on 4/13/15

i got interviewed on 5/21/15 ******************

i got a letter saying my application is in post decision activity on 5/21/15

i got a letter saying that a supervisor have completed the review of your case on 6/1/15

i got a letter saying they have scheduled me for the oath ceremony on 7/2/15

i oath ceremony was on 7/22/15 ****************

the fingerprinting process was easy and quick. it was schedule at a location in Jamaica, NY. took the train there (parking is horrible there) and the location was one block away. i filled out a paper, showed my letter for me to come in, and i was done is 30 minutes. staff was very friendly.

i arrived to the NYC building, and had to go through the metal detectors (remove shoes, belts, etc). show interview letter to the officer. go up the elevator. followed the arrows, where a gentleman behind a counter looked at my letter and told me to go up to another floor for the actual interview. he also asked if i brought a lawyer with me. which i didn't. went up to the next floor where i again gave my letter to a gentleman behind the counter (even though there is no sign to do that, many people were confused to what to do once they entered that large room). he told me to sit down and wait to be called. i waited about 30-40 minutes until i was called by a female officer. as soon as i walked to her she told me her name (very professional, don't bother chit chatting) she went through my paperwork, and at the same time was asking questions (have you joined a terrorist group, smuggled drugs, etc) she collected any further paperwork (copies) that she wanted. she then told me it was time to do the civics questions (you need to get 6 out of 10 correct) i got all 6 correct so she moved on. then i had to read and a sentence, and write a different sentence (something about George Washington was the first U.S. president, and that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and was in the civil war). she said i had passed all sections of the civics exam. she then asked if i wanted to legally change my name, which i did, so she had me fill out a paper and sign. after that she said she would submit my application for supervisor review, which i then said oh my god why is something wrong?! she laughed and said no that it was standard procedure, and that she was recommending my application for citizenship/naturalization to be granted. she gave me a form that said i pass the exam and that my application would be reviewed and not to wait (as they do not do the oath ceremony on the same day).

at the oath ceremony (which was in Brooklyn) you give in your cellphone and cameras, and go through security. the applicants (me) were separated from my family (they went to a different floor to watch). they sit everyone down one by one (took about 40 minutes). they then called up each row and have you give in your letter, your permanent resident card, and make sure your naturalization certificate is correct (took about 40 mins). then a guy came to talk about the importance of voting and handed out the form, then collected it and review one by one each application and called up everyone who had messed up (took about 40 minutes). then a lady came to talk about discrimination (took about 15 minutes). finally they said they have called for the judge, he came about 30-40 minutes later. he spoke for about 15 minutes, you then do the swearing in and finally you go up one by one to collect your naturalization certificate. in total there were about 300 people taking the oath. and the whole process took about 4 hours. sadly the family was never allowed to enter the room so they watched the whole thing from a television screen (which sucks).

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Congratulations, and thanks for the nice report.

*** Thread from 2013 is now closed to further comment. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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