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Applying for Citizenship under 319(b) Questions

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Hi Everyone,

We are PCSing to Germany on September. Do you think I can get my oath/interview before September ? If you can share your timeline with me and how long it took for you to get approved I will appreciate it.

Also, Where you able to apply without the orders or I can apply with a letter of the commander? We don't have official orders yet.

Please share everything you can here.

thanks in advance,



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Hola! So did you get any answer? You can try to ask on spouses groups from you area on facebook.. or I can ask in my group if you want me too, I have seen post like this in there but I am not sure about the answer, we are stationed in Hurlburt.

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It usually takes 3 to 5 months for the whole process so yeah you'll get your interview/oath before leaving on Septembre.

And yes you need your orders assigning you to the new post (Germany) or at least your TM1.

Edited by Achraf


06/20/2010: Met Online

09/05/2012: Marriage in Pretoria, South Africa


03/24/2013: Package I-130 was sent to Chicago Lockbox
04/01/2013: NOA1 Hard Copy
07/26/2013: Infopass
07/30/2013: RFE Received
08/05/2013: RFE Sent
05/01/2014: NOA2 Hard Copy

The process took almost 14 months (well ... that really sucks)


05/05/2014: Package I-485, I-765 and I-131 Sent
05/16/2014: NOA1 Hard Copy( I-765, I-485 )

05/28/2014: Biometric Appointment ( 15 days earlier than scheduled )

06/04/2014: RFE ( Sponsor's Proof of Employment )

06/06/2014: RFE Sent

07/30/2014: EAD/AP Received

09/23/2014: Interview

10/03/2014: Case Approved
10/09/2014: GC Received (10 YRS)


Qualified by 319b

05/02/2015: Fingerprints in the US embassy

05/04/2015: N-400 sent

05/19/2015: Cash checked

05/21/2015: NOA1

06/08/2015: In-Line for an Interview

07/21/2015: Interview

07/21/2015: Oath Ceremony ... I'm a U.S. Citizen

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Hi Pamela,

It took me 3 months from the day I sent my application until the day I took the oath (you can check my timeline for details), but it would have been a little bit more than 4 months if the folks at USCIS Charleston hadn't helped me. I did send my husband's orders with my application, but I'm not sure you absolutely *have* to, or if a letter from his commander is enough. Has anyone told you about the no-fee passport yet? That's something you need to apply for as soon as you get your certificate of naturalization. It can take 4-12 weeks to be issued, and you probably need it to travel to Germany (unless your situation is a little different from mine).

Good luck!

K1 Visa in 2013

AOS in 2014

N-400 in 2015 {based on Section 319(b) INA}


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