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Interview Scheduled and Traveling

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Hello There,

I had applied N-400 end of January 2017. Got my biometric completed by March 1st. Recently the status of my application changed on MyUSCIS Website:

 

Interview Was Scheduled. On May 15, 2017, we scheduled an interview for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization , Receipt Number NBC*XXXXXXXXX. We will mail you an interview notice. Please follow any instructions in the notice. 

 

However today is May 19th and I haven't received any letter from USCIS. I am traveling internationally next Wednesday and want to find out the following:

 

1. How long does it typically take between the status change to "Interview was scheduled" to me receiving the letter with the actual date? 

 

2.  How far out is the interview date?  I'd be traveling May 25th-June 9th and wondering if the interview typically is within a couple of weeks of status changing?

 

3. How long does it take if the interview date happens to be during the time I am traveling and I asked for rescheduling the appointment? 

Should I cancel my travel without knowing what the actual date is? How long do I wait? 

 

Thank you so much for your urgent help.

Madhoopster
 

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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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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