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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

I posted about this in the June thread in my post about my Oath Ceremony, but was curious about this situation. At my Oath Ceremony yesterday, there were 18 people scheduled to take their Oath. All 18 people checked in and surrendered their green cards and turned in their Oath letters. Due to the small group, there was about an hour between when everyone was finished being processed (handing in cards and letter) and when our Oath Ceremony actually started.

We were to arrive at 12:30pm to begin processing with an oath ceremony to begin at 2:00pm. At about 12:50 we were instructed that we could leave the courtroom and directed to where to find the restrooms and where there was a small snack bar on another floor. We were told to return to our assigned seats at 1:45pm. Most people hung out in the hallway or in the back of the courtroom with their guests, but apparently some wandered a little too far away.

At 1:45 all but two people had returned. There were 16 of the 18 in attandance. The other two never did return to actually take their oath or receive their Certificate of Naturalization? What would cause someone to do this? Cold feet? Did they think we were all done after we surrendered our green card and not understand that they were to return to actually have to complete the process? Did they think they were not citizens? Did they get lost or end up taking a nap in their car and overslept? I guess I will never know. I just thought it was a curious situation and I wonder how the USCIS would handle this. Will they automatically reschedule these people for another Oath. Will they contact them to return their green cards or will they have to apply for replacements? I would never expect anyone to check in at the ceremony and then not actually take the Oath?

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They might have driving ticket or something on the final form, so they need to go back for more things,

<p>06/20/14: N-400 mailed06/23/14: N-400 Delivered06/26/14: I-797 in the mail7/1/14: Fingerprint notification via text and email7/8/14: Fingerprint Letter In the mail7/22/14: Fingerprint Appointment Date7/11/14: Walk-in Fingerprints completed7/24/14: SMS and Email about in-line for interview8/18/2014 receive yellow letter dated8/89/8/2014 interview txt/email9/11/2014 receive interview letter10/14/2014 interview date<p>10/21/2014oath date

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

That would make sense, but I don't think that was it. It seemed like the USCIS officer was expecting them to return. Even directing the clerk of courts to check in the hallway to see if they were perhaps there. When he returned stating that they couldn't be found it seemed like she signaled to go ahead and start without them.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

Wow! That is strange!

01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland

How very odd.

You'd imagine if they were sick or something, they would have told the clerk.I think you are right, they probably thought they were done.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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