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My husband just got a call around 8:30 PM saying that he's scheduled for his oath ceremony this Friday at 1 PM. Uh...what? Time to scramble and try to plan. I can't get the day off work on Friday, so I'm going to try to leave for a few hours and then go back to work after it's over.

Here are my questions:

1. Does 1 PM mean that the ceremony actually starts at 1 PM? Or is that more likely to be his check-in time, and the ceremony will start later?

2. How long does the ceremony typically last?

Thanks!


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You need to arrive early 30 mins. It takes 1 hour when it started


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Thank you boh

1 pm would be checking in time.

Ceremony will start around 2.00pm and should be done by 3.00 - 3.30pm depending on number of new citizens.

We had ours a month ago on Saturday afternoon and got a phone call a day before on Friday around 07.00 pm.

You need to arrive early 30 mins. It takes 1 hour when it started

Thank you both! I'm grateful that they're getting a move on with it, but I'm really sad that I'm probably going to miss it. I wish we'd had more than a day's notice.


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My husband just got a call around 8:30 PM saying that he's scheduled for his oath ceremony this Friday at 1 PM. Uh...what? Time to scramble and try to plan. I can't get the day off work on Friday, so I'm going to try to leave for a few hours and then go back to work after it's over.

Here are my questions:

1. Does 1 PM mean that the ceremony actually starts at 1 PM? Or is that more likely to be his check-in time, and the ceremony will start later?

2. How long does the ceremony typically last?

Thanks!

The previous poster answered your questions, but I'm curious about something... your husband will need an oath ceremony letter to check-in. There are a number of questions he needs to answer on the form. Did they fax this over to you?

My guess is that they had some last minute rescheduling and so they ended up with some openings at Fridays ceremony.


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1 pm would be checking in time.

Ceremony will start around 2.00pm and should be done by 3.00 - 3.30pm depending on number of new citizens.

We had ours a month ago on Saturday afternoon and got a phone call a day before on Friday around 07.00 pm.

harryhita--I'm glad to hear we weren't the only ones with random short notice. Did you have any problems getting into the building without an interview letter? Also, can guests arrive later than the new citizens? I'm trying to figure out how early I need to leave work tomorrow.


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The previous poster answered your questions, but I'm curious about something... your husband will need an oath ceremony letter to check-in. There are a number of questions he needs to answer on the form. Did they fax this over to you?

My guess is that they had some last minute rescheduling and so they ended up with some openings at Fridays ceremony.

Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. They told him to just bring his green card. I tried calling the number back to clarify and ask some more questions, but it just takes me to an automated system with no operator. I tried calling USCIS, but they're just as confused by the last minute phone notification as we are.

The officer that interviewed him did advise him that he would probably be called with interview details, as they've been trying to speed this whole process up lately. It just seems strange that it was so sudden and with no details.


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The previous poster answered your questions, but I'm curious about something... your husband will need an oath ceremony letter to check-in. There are a number of questions he needs to answer on the form. Did they fax this over to you?

My guess is that they had some last minute rescheduling and so they ended up with some openings at Fridays ceremony.

I think Atlanta has a long processing time ie 8 months compared to national 5 months so they are having extra oath ceremonies as ours were on Saturday. Our interview was on Tuesday 4 days before.

I got a call around 1.00pm on Friday to attend the morning session on Saturday and my wife and daughter were called in the evening for Saturday afternoon session. So I requested mine to be also in the afternoon.

Security only checked our Id (driving Licence) and then they check you in on the ground floor where they give you the paper to fill out and sign ie address and yes no questions. My paper was not there and had to wait about 20 minutes for them to look for it as it was in the morning session timing.

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Yeah, I've been wondering the same thing. They told him to just bring his green card. I tried calling the number back to clarify and ask some more questions, but it just takes me to an automated system with no operator. I tried calling USCIS, but they're just as confused by the last minute phone notification as we are.

The officer that interviewed him did advise him that he would probably be called with interview details, as they've been trying to speed this whole process up lately. It just seems strange that it was so sudden and with no details.

At first I was also confused that it was some scam but when my wife and daughter also got the called i was a bit relieved and it was genuine oath call.

First you check in on the ground floor where they will give you a paper to fill in. Your guest can accompany you.

Then you are sent to the 2nd floor and your guest I think go to the 3rd floor. On the 2 nd floor some one will check the paper and take it from you and will make you seat in the seat in the order of the paper. Next some one will come and take your green card and give you a number. After everybody is seated they transfer you to the oath hall thru the double doors in the same order you were seated and seat on the chair with the number given to you where there is a envelope with the goodies.

Once you are seated there is a small speech and explain the procedure of oath.Then the guests are invited to join and they seat at the back. Then the ceremony starts.

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The previous poster answered your questions, but I'm curious about something... your husband will need an oath ceremony letter to check-in. There are a number of questions he needs to answer on the form. Did they fax this over to you?

My guess is that they had some last minute rescheduling and so they ended up with some openings at Fridays ceremony.

There were several people at my Oath ceremony in Dayton today that received notice via a phone call. The USCIS officer at the Oath had their letter. Of course this was a small group and I am sure Oath Ceremonies in Atlanta are a lot bigger, but just arriving with the green card should be fine, they will have the letter at the ceremony for the applicant to complete the questions and sign.

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This helps a lot! Does anyone know if guests can arrive/enter the building separately from the new citizen? I'm going to be coming straight from work and cutting it pretty close. I don't want my husband to have to wait for the last minute to go in because he had to wait for me.


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This helps a lot! Does anyone know if guests can arrive/enter the building separately from the new citizen? I'm going to be coming straight from work and cutting it pretty close. I don't want my husband to have to wait for the last minute to go in because he had to wait for me.

I am sure he shud be able to enter separately as security were only checking photo ids when we were entering.

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