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I had my naturalization interview yesterday at Irving's Texas office, my application is based on 3 years(Spouse). I was called to the interview about 20 minutes passed my appointment.

Everything went very smooth and I passed the test. At the end the IO gave N-652 with CHECKED box, You passed the tests of English and U.S. history and government an she checked

B) A decision cannot yet be made about your application. When i asked IO why is that, she did not said anything that my file is incomplete or complete.

I asked if I need to SUBMIT anything, she said no, I just wonder what do do now. Do i have to just wait? Did any one have similar case? Thank you

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*** Thread moved from Introducing Our Members forum to the US Citizenship forum, on the basis of the query. ***

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Well.... if you passed the test, done everything correctly, and they do not need anything from you, I can't imagine why they would not let you take your oath and complete the ceremony. If it was me, I have had a senator help me twice on a couple of situations, I would have wrote your senator and asked for his involvement. Possibly he could see why your being held up in this process. Might be premature, but why wait. They are waiting for no reason.....

Edited by MouadsWife

“You cannot enter heaven until you believe, and you will not truly believe until you (truly) love one another.” [Muslim, Al-Iman (Faith); 93]

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A senator can't do nothing because decision timeframe is 120 days, not everyone got approval at spot. Your background check is pending or they haven't received your completed files.

Be patient and it will come in no time.


12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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It happens, I also interviewed in Texas and got the same letter. Within 3 weeks my status changed to "in-line for oath ceremony".

Edited by EM_Vandaveer

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011


Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014


N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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Thank you for everyone for your kidness reply..

Hello yan,

My interview was 8:30 and she called me about 8:55.. As you know they asked you to raise your right hand that you are going to tell truth.

After she directly started with civic and American history question..

1, what is the national anthem ?

2, how old citizen can vote?

3, which ocean on west coast?

4, why there is 13 strips in our flag?

5, what is last day to return federal income tax?

6, why colonies came to United States?

That's all on interview

Reading and writing one question.

1, how many senators are there?

Some question & answers from your N400 application form.

Dang, that's confusing. I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe just hang in there, you will get through this. Can I ask what are the questions they asked you ? My interview will be next week at Irving Dallas too,

Edited by Duspate2426

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I had my interview on May 29th too and passed the interview and the test but had not written in my application that I had a speeding ticket (did not know it was required as I have read before that anything under $500 did not have to be included), I did tell her that I ddi have one, she asked when and I could hardly remember when it was (I am super bad with dates). She also asked me when did I get married (was married and got divorced and am applying based on 5 years) I said 27th and then corrected myslef to the right date (22nd).

Not sure if that is the reason but at the end she just said you will receive the notice in the mail. And on the way out again she repeated wait fort he ltter in the mail. I was very confused and didn't even thing to ask why or when or what. Now I am nervous if they will treat my forgetfulness as a bad moral character?!
This sucks....

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Now I am nervous if they will treat my forgetfulness as a bad moral character?!

This sucks....


You disclosed everything during the interview.

If there's a problem (which there may not be), it's not because you forgot something and then corrected it.

For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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If you're not stuck in Namecheck then you're good. Namecheck can take several months even years.

04/05/12 GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card
02/06/15 Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS
02/00/15 Cashd: Date your check was cashed by USCIS
02/18/15 NOA Recvd: Priority date: 02/09/15 NOA date: 02/11/15

03/11/15 Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting FP letter Recvd: 03/04/15

03/13/15 In Line: Date you received e-notification about your interview date

00/00/00 YellowLtr: Date you received the yellow letter in the mail. This is not your interview letter!
04/00/15 Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview
05/19/15 Intview: Date of your interview
06/04/15 Oath: Date Oath taken
Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you would be doing the N-400 interview

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