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So today was my interview in Newark . Well here was my issues. When I was 13 was caught shop flitting. I had paid restitution. No police was called no court. Second problem I had a bench warrent issued for missing court date on a traffic ticket , talking on cell phone ticket. Now I had a lot of traffic tickets which I didn't pay for like 2 years. But that incedent was few years back. Today all tickets paid off and zero points on driver license. Third problem was taxes. I had not filed taxes from 2010 thru 2014. So this year I paid sh*t load of money to straighten all the taxes out. Third problem was I didn't have exact travel dates from when I traveled outside us. Because I'm here as asylee . I traveled on refugee travel documents . When u have refugee travel documents the only last about 2 years and when u re apply u have to send the old one back. I Neva bothered to photo copy the travel logs from travel docs. So I submitted a foia request to cbp for the travel logs. They did send it to me but trust me when I tell u they next to impossible to make sense of. Some dates are very simple to understand some aren't so easy. So I did my best but I knew for fact I Neva traveled for longer then 6 months. So as u can see I was more then nervous going in cuz I thought my case wasn't straight forward. I did mention everything on the application. So in the interview they asked the civic questions I breezed throgh them. So now the hard part the io was going through every question from my n400 . So when it came to taxes she asked if I owe any taxes . I said no. She said but it says on ur application that you failed to pay taxes. I said yes that's true I failed to file taxes on time but I am all caught up with my taxes. She said so u don't owe taxes I said no. Then she asked me tell me about ur arrest ,what happened. So I explained to her that a bench warrent was issued . And it was for traffic ticket .she asked me if I went to court and if I paid the fine. I said yes and gave her the disposition letter. She was looking at that really closely . Btw all docs I brought were original . So after that she was clicking away on her computer. And said congrats I recommending you for approval. And few hours later I took my oath ceremony same day and got my certificate of naturalization. :-) I'm sry for the long post I got a lot of help from fellow vj ers. I got a lot of advice and input so I wanted this post to be as detailed as I can make it

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Very well detailed. Just incase someone have similar issue this will help.

Congratulations.


AOS Date Filed : 2015-05-27

Got rejection notice on May 29, 2015 for an incomplete application

Receive rejected application on June 6, 2015

Resubmit June 8, 2015

Delivered June 9, 2015

NOA Date : 2015-06-16

Bio. Appt. : 2015-07-06

EAD and AP Approved Date : 2015-08-14

Date Combo Card Received : 2015-08-21 (Received my card about 6hrs apart on the same day they sent an e-mail that they shipped my card).

Receive Potential Interview Waiver Letter: September 9, 2015 sigh!!
AOS Approved without interview 2015-10-08 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :star: 3 MONTHS AND 22 DAYS AFTER NOA1 (F)
(L)In God I Put My Trust :star:

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congrats


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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Yes, I was very scared about all these things but I did my best to sort everything out as best as I could have. Every one makes mistakes u jus hav to bouce back . I'm very happy today

You did an awesome job in explaining.

Congratulations on your approval and becoming a USC.



F-1 to LPR
Day 0 - 03/31/2012 - Package (concurrent I-{130/AOS/AP/EAD} ) sent to Chicago with USPS
Day 1 - 04/02/2012 - Delivered!!!
Day 5 - 04/06/2012 - "Acceptance confirmation received for entire forms & routed to NBC" was sent via email.
Day 10 - 04/11/2012 - NOA for I-{130/AOS/AP/EAD} Received.
Day 15 - 04/16/2012 - NOA for Biometrics appointment Received. {Scheduled for 05/08/12}
Day 37 - 05/08/2012 - Biometrics app completed.
Day 44 - 05/15/2012 - Interview date schedule @ Dallas/Irving TX..
Day 54 - 05/25/2012 - EAD/AP production Notification.
Day 75 - 06/15/2012 - Interview'd with NO approval. 1 hr Post-interview: Received I-485/Card production email.
Day 78 - 06/18/2012 - 2nd emails {I-485/Decision/Register PR and I-130/Post-Decision} Received.
Day 81 - 06/21/2012 - Received {email of Card mailed out} and 2 Hardcopies {I-485 & I-131 approval}
Day 83 - 06/23/2012 - GC touched down. 10x Mailman.

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Thanks guys one thing I learned from all this to apply for ur citizenship as soon as u can the longer u wait more chances of things that can happen that can affect ur chances of getting ur citizenship

Thanks guys one thing I learned from all this to apply for ur citizenship as soon as u can the longer u wait more chances of things that can happen that can affect ur chances of getting ur citizenship

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So today was my interview in Newark . Well here was my issues. When I was 13 was caught shop flitting. I had paid restitution. No police was called no court. Second problem I had a bench warrent issued for missing court date on a traffic ticket , talking on cell phone ticket. Now I had a lot of traffic tickets which I didn't pay for like 2 years. But that incedent was few years back. Today all tickets paid off and zero points on driver license. Third problem was taxes. I had not filed taxes from 2010 thru 2014. So this year I paid sh*t load of money to straighten all the taxes out. Third problem was I didn't have exact travel dates from when I traveled outside us. Because I'm here as asylee . I traveled on refugee travel documents . When u have refugee travel documents the only last about 2 years and when u re apply u have to send the old one back. I Neva bothered to photo copy the travel logs from travel docs. So I submitted a foia request to cbp for the travel logs. They did send it to me but trust me when I tell u they next to impossible to make sense of. Some dates are very simple to understand some aren't so easy. So I did my best but I knew for fact I Neva traveled for longer then 6 months. So as u can see I was more then nervous going in cuz I thought my case wasn't straight forward. I did mention everything on the application. So in the interview they asked the civic questions I breezed throgh them. So now the hard part the io was going through every question from my n400 . So when it came to taxes she asked if I owe any taxes . I said no. She said but it says on ur application that you failed to pay taxes. I said yes that's true I failed to file taxes on time but I am all caught up with my taxes. She said so u don't owe taxes I said no. Then she asked me tell me about ur arrest ,what happened. So I explained to her that a bench warrent was issued . And it was for traffic ticket .she asked me if I went to court and if I paid the fine. I said yes and gave her the disposition letter. She was looking at that really closely . Btw all docs I brought were original . So after that she was clicking away on her computer. And said congrats I recommending you for approval. And few hours later I took my oath ceremony same day and got my certificate of naturalization. :-) I'm sry for the long post I got a lot of help from fellow vj ers. I got a lot of advice and input so I wanted this post to be as detailed as I can make it

Congratulations! I thought I was the worst :)

Even my lawyer said that the Newark office has got nice officers.

Go celebrate!

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Thanks you all it still hasn't hit me yet all day I kept going I'm citizen hmmmm lol I guess it will sink in even more when I get the us passport

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a question for you - how did you explain you taxes situation and arrest when you just sent your docs. did you make any attachments??


LOVE IS IN THE AIR

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Well this is the crazy part I sent everything I mean everything so that means all five year photo copy of taxes and the police report for the arrest and the disposition letter stating the ticket number and that the ticket was paid in full. See on the police report it had the ticket number as the cause of the arrest. So I asked my lawyer what should I take with me he said just the I'd passport gc and driver licenses he said I don't need to bring anything else cuz we sent all the rest. I DID NOT listen to him and I took with me all 5 years of taxes copies. I went and got another disposition letter from city hall with original city letterhead. And I took copy of police report again. And what she asked me for all those things expect the tax. Ok as far as the tax thing see there were two questions did u ever fail to file your state or federal income tax. So on that I checked off yes. And second question was if u owe any state or fed tax I checked that no. So when ask do u owe any taxes. I said no. She said but u wrote that u failed to file. I said yes that true I failed to file on time but I did complete them, and paid all taxes. So she said u done owe any taxes . I said no . I kept to the point not get bogged down in detail only answer what was asked

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did they allow you to take the oath the same day ?

or did you ask for it

what other things are required if the oath happens on the same day as the interview

i have an early morning test , i hope if they allow me to take oath the same day


USCIS:

FedEx overnight I-130: December 17, 2015
NOA1 hard copy received: January 1, 2016

NOA2 hard copy received: April 24, 2016
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NVC:

Case and IIN Assigned: May 4, 2016

Choice of Agent (DS-261): May 4, 2016

AOS Fee paid: May 4, 2016

IV Fee Paid: May 6, 2016

DS-260 Completed: May 14 , 2016

Case Complete : June 8,2016

-------------------------------------------------------

EMBASSY:

Medical Completed : July 22, 2016 review link

Interview : July 28, 2016 APPROVED !!!! review link

Visa issued : July 29, 2016

Visa in hand : August 3, 2016

POE : August 4, 2016 Montreal, Canada

224 days start to finish :dancing:

SSC in hand : August 15 , 2016

Green card : January 14th , 2017

 

-----------------------------------------------------------

ROC

packet sent : May 5, 2018

package received : May 7, 2018

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Not every field office allow same day oath. newark does it same day I didn't have to ask for it. the interview officer when she finished the interview she gave me a paper the oath ceremony paper and it had the same date written on it. So she told me to wait in the waiting area. They call ur name and ask you to surrender your green card and show u a copy of the naturalization certificate to verify it has the information correct such as name address alien number and then they told me to go to another room. Once that room filled up they had ûs take the oath. I belive newark does like 3 or 4 oath ceremonies a day

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