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Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since the last time I posted here. I'm saving this one last post I want to make for my citizenship experience. Through out the filling processes from K1, AOS, ROC and Naturalization, USCIS have been so good to me. No interview for my past filling except my naturalization. My naturalization interview was really quick. It was about 15 mins. The only dreading part of it was the waiting time. It took 45 mins. The person who asked me questions was so nice and very accommodating. There were couple of questions such as "did I marry my husband for green card" throw me off guard. I thought this kind question would be asked during AOS or ROC. The civic, speaking, writing and reading tests were really easy (as long as you did your part as an applicant, no need to worry). After the tests, I was asked a couple of questions for confirmation such current address, last out-of-the-country vacation date. It was a very laid-back interview. The USCIS official didn't ask me any original document, pictures or additional documents for my application and I only brought what I included in my application ( 8 documents ). He was also able to get me an early spot (next week) for my oath taking. Overall, these fiancee, AOS, ROC and Naturalization applications are such an educational experience for me. I would not say I wanted to do it over again, but I'm grateful for the experience.

Thank you VJ Family for making all the information we (applicants) need available to us and thank you for all the knowledgeable VJ members who are willing to share their expertise.

- Cathy


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K1 TIMELINE
02-10-2012 - NOA1 (hard copy)
08-22-2012 - NOA2
08-26-2012 - NOA2 (hard copy)
09-06-2012 - Medical (first day)
09-07-2012 - Medical (second day) -
passed!
10-04-2012 - Interview Day - approved!
10-10-2012 - Visa received (3 working days)
10-11-2012 - CFO Seminar (got certificate and sticker one day)

AOS TIMELINE

01-04-2013 - got my SS Card

01-18-2013 - Filing Date

02-14-2013 - Bio Appointment

08-29-2013 - AOS Approved (no interview)

ROC TIMELINE

06-15-2015 - Filing Date

07-23-2015 - Bio Appointment

04-04-2016 - ROC Approved (no interview)

N400 TIMELINE

08-27-2016 - Filing Date

10-03-2016 - Bio Appointment

12-20-2016 - N400 Interview (approved)

12-28-2016 - Oath Taking

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Hi, Cathy

Happy Christmas And Happy New Year For All your Family members.

And congratulations for ur completed Naturalization Test.

Cathy, I have one question regarding the N-400 Naturalization form.I hope u could suggest me for this one well

I want to change my Maiden name which was legally used in My PR Card to My spouse's Last Name to Apply The citizenship using N-400Naturalization Form.Is there any Processor to change legally or can I write it down directly in the N-400 form using my spouse's last name under the Current Legal name?

please assist me.

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Hi, Cathy

Happy Christmas And Happy New Year For All your Family members.

And congratulations for ur completed Naturalization Test.

Cathy, I have one question regarding the N-400 Naturalization form.I hope u could suggest me for this one well

I want to change my Maiden name which was legally used in My PR Card to My spouse's Last Name to Apply The citizenship using N-400Naturalization Form.Is there any Processor to change legally or can I write it down directly in the N-400 form using my spouse's last name under the Current Legal name?

please assist me.

I don't think I have the answer for your question, maybe some of the VJ members know the answer. Let's wait what they can say or create a new topic. Good luck on your application and thank you.


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K1 TIMELINE
02-10-2012 - NOA1 (hard copy)
08-22-2012 - NOA2
08-26-2012 - NOA2 (hard copy)
09-06-2012 - Medical (first day)
09-07-2012 - Medical (second day) -
passed!
10-04-2012 - Interview Day - approved!
10-10-2012 - Visa received (3 working days)
10-11-2012 - CFO Seminar (got certificate and sticker one day)

AOS TIMELINE

01-04-2013 - got my SS Card

01-18-2013 - Filing Date

02-14-2013 - Bio Appointment

08-29-2013 - AOS Approved (no interview)

ROC TIMELINE

06-15-2015 - Filing Date

07-23-2015 - Bio Appointment

04-04-2016 - ROC Approved (no interview)

N400 TIMELINE

08-27-2016 - Filing Date

10-03-2016 - Bio Appointment

12-20-2016 - N400 Interview (approved)

12-28-2016 - Oath Taking

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Congrats!

Thank you


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K1 TIMELINE
02-10-2012 - NOA1 (hard copy)
08-22-2012 - NOA2
08-26-2012 - NOA2 (hard copy)
09-06-2012 - Medical (first day)
09-07-2012 - Medical (second day) -
passed!
10-04-2012 - Interview Day - approved!
10-10-2012 - Visa received (3 working days)
10-11-2012 - CFO Seminar (got certificate and sticker one day)

AOS TIMELINE

01-04-2013 - got my SS Card

01-18-2013 - Filing Date

02-14-2013 - Bio Appointment

08-29-2013 - AOS Approved (no interview)

ROC TIMELINE

06-15-2015 - Filing Date

07-23-2015 - Bio Appointment

04-04-2016 - ROC Approved (no interview)

N400 TIMELINE

08-27-2016 - Filing Date

10-03-2016 - Bio Appointment

12-20-2016 - N400 Interview (approved)

12-28-2016 - Oath Taking

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*** Thread is moved from the US Citizenship main forum to the Case Progress subforum. ***


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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Congrats Cathy on your on approval. Could you please share your timeline from sending your application to the interview. My field office is also in Philadelphia. Thanks and again congrats

Sure thing. I submitted my N400 August 27, 2016 then I had my biometrics by on October 03, 2016 then my interview was on December 20, 2016 and my oath taking will be next week December 28, 2016. Total of 124 days from filing to oath taking. Have a great holiday.


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K1 TIMELINE
02-10-2012 - NOA1 (hard copy)
08-22-2012 - NOA2
08-26-2012 - NOA2 (hard copy)
09-06-2012 - Medical (first day)
09-07-2012 - Medical (second day) -
passed!
10-04-2012 - Interview Day - approved!
10-10-2012 - Visa received (3 working days)
10-11-2012 - CFO Seminar (got certificate and sticker one day)

AOS TIMELINE

01-04-2013 - got my SS Card

01-18-2013 - Filing Date

02-14-2013 - Bio Appointment

08-29-2013 - AOS Approved (no interview)

ROC TIMELINE

06-15-2015 - Filing Date

07-23-2015 - Bio Appointment

04-04-2016 - ROC Approved (no interview)

N400 TIMELINE

08-27-2016 - Filing Date

10-03-2016 - Bio Appointment

12-20-2016 - N400 Interview (approved)

12-28-2016 - Oath Taking

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