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That is disappointing... but awesome that you made it through! Enjoy your celebration and don’t let the ceremony itself deter your joy and relief. Congrats!!!🎊🎉🎈 


01/28/2013 I-130 package sent

01/31/2013 Notice of Action Date After POE
02/01/2013 Received e-mail and text notification of acceptance
11/26/2013 Applied for SS#
02/04/2013 Received hard copy NOA1 (case not found in on-line system) 12/02/2013 ELIS site still states "accepted"
03/12/2013 Transferred to the local office 12/27/2013 received green card
04/10/2013 Case still not found in on-line system
04/15/2013 INFO-PASS appointment

05/01/2013 NOA2 sent petition approved

NVC Stage...of course it has to be complicatedreading.gifrolleyes.gif

05/09/2013 Case received by NVC

05/23/2013 Received case #'s from NVC

05/23/2013 DS-3032 sent from husband's e-mail

06/03/2013 First day I can not access payment portal

06/04/2013 AOS Fee invoiced and payment made

06/04/2013 DS-3032 resent with Supervisor Review

06/05/2013 DS-3032 acceptance e-mail

06/05/2013 AOS Fee shows "PAID"

06/06/2013 AOS package express mailed

06/07/2013 IV bill invoiced and payment made (still waiting on documents from Hubby)

06/08/2013 IV package express mailed

06/25/2013 IV reviewed - Checklist (2 errors, Birth document & date on DS-230)

06/26/2013 Requested supervisor review by e-mail & verbal request for birth document (fingers crossed)

06/27/2013 AOS accepted

06/28/2013 Checklist response sent for corrected DS-230 (I had my husband sign extra's just in-case)

08/02/2013 NVC requested a supervisor review on the checklist item over 20 business day window

08/05/2013 Case Complete!!! kicking.gif

08/27/2013 Interview Assigned

10/30/2013 Interview

11/04/2013 Pick up Passport

11/12/2013 POE @ JFK

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31 minutes ago, Going through said:

I honestly don't know what to feel at this point.  I guess I just feel blah?  I thought I'd be on top of the world this afternoon.

 

Thanks for the well-wishes, appreciate it.  I'm working on trying to cheer myself up about becoming a citizen, just not there as of yet.

I think that's how I'd expect to feel. You spend $$$ and take years to get to this point, and ... meh! You're allowed to vote (woohoo!) and serve on juries (not so much woohoo!) now. YOU NEVER NEED TO DEAL WITH USCIS EVER AGAIN! And with Canadian blood in your veins, you can still look down on the natives.

 

31 minutes ago, Going through said:

Come Saturday night, my outlook may change since my husband is taking me and our daughter to my favorite restaurant to celebrate...swanky little Argentinian place.  Maybe I'll at least feel happier with a few drinks in me.  And a good steak.

Argentinian? Surely he can find a nice authentic American place to take you - golden arches and happy meals, maybe?

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6 minutes ago, broppy said:

I think that's how I'd expect to feel. You spend $$$ and take years to get to this point, and ... meh! You're allowed to vote (woohoo!) and serve on juries (not so much woohoo!) now. YOU NEVER NEED TO DEAL WITH USCIS EVER AGAIN! And with Canadian blood in your veins, you can still look down on the natives.

 

Argentinian? Surely he can find a nice authentic American place to take you - golden arches and happy meals, maybe?

LOL  there's actually a restaurant in NY called "Trailer Park Lounge" which was just a little TOO "American" for me when he first took me there a long time ago, with the decor and food served.

 

This place we're going to on Saturday is awesome---an Argentinian steakhouse.  We've been there dozens of times over the years and hosted parties there as well---impeccable service (I was able to speak with my favorite waiter on the phone when making reservations and mentioned what we would be celebrating, and he assured me he'd personally serve our table and make the night special for me), and the most amazing white sangria I've ever tasted.

 

If you're ever in Queens, look them up ----  "Pampas Argentinas" 

32 minutes ago, Happytobe said:

That is disappointing... but awesome that you made it through! Enjoy your celebration and don’t let the ceremony itself deter your joy and relief. Congrats!!!🎊🎉🎈 

Thank you :) 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Going through said:

LOL  there's actually a restaurant in NY called "Trailer Park Lounge" which was just a little TOO "American" for me when he first took me there a long time ago, with the decor and food served.

Oh, I love it already! That's definitely on the list next time I'm there.

 

11 minutes ago, Going through said:

If you're ever in Queens, look them up ----  "Pampas Argentinas" 

And I'll make a point of popping over to Queens just to try it out.

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congratulations again.  You deserve the best.  Sorry for your oath experience.  And not even a freaking flag to give to you?  If we ever meet...I will make sure you get one!

 


Joyce

2/10/04 - interview date!!!!!!!Got Visa!!!!

3/11/04 - Massimo arrived in USA...Hurray!!!

4/25/04 - Happily Married in New Jersey

5/12/04 - starting AOS papers

5/17/04 - Mailed I-485, 131, (certified mail) to Newark

7/12/04 - Biometrics for AOS done in NYC

2/1/05 - received interview letter for May 16, 2005

5/16/05 - Successful (and fast) AOS interview in Cherry Hill!!!

I751

3/1/07 - mailed I751 package to VSC - regular mail

3/7/07 - cashed 205.00 check

3/9/07 - cashed 70.00 biometrics check

3/16/07 - received blue receipt notice for biometrics fee

3/24/07 - received NOA extending GC for another year

3/24/07 - received Biometrics appointment letter

4/6/07 - Biometrics appointment in Newark at 9am

4/7/07 - touched

4/11/07 - touched

9/28/07 - email received...Card production ordered!

10/4/07 - received congratulations letter in the mail

10/09/07 - 10 year green card received

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Thanks for sharing your story. Sorry for the experience. But more importantly...

 

CONGRATS!!!


“When starting an immigration journey, the best advice is to understand that sacrifices have to be made; whether it is time, money, or separation or a combination of any or all.” - NuestraUnion

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1 hour ago, broppy said:

Oh, I love it already! That's definitely on the list next time I'm there.

 

Read about it in Yelp....it's...interesting.  

Not sure I'm the type of gal that likes eating under walls covered in roadkill heads, shotguns, tire rims and license plates with a huge toilet bowl ashtray outside, but might be your cup of tea ....not to mention I kind of like receiving UTENSILS when I eat in a restaurant.  

 

Apparently, it's all about the "ambiance and experience" there.... yeah.  Don't get me wrong, I'm fun and like a challenge but even that was just....ugh.  My husband and his boss, on the other hand, thought my reaction upon entering and throughout the entire evening was freakin' hillarious.

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, NuestraUnion said:

Thanks for sharing your story. Sorry for the experience. But more importantly...

 

CONGRATS!!!

Thank you :) 

I'm sure I'll feel better and be able to focus more on the "end result" rather than what led up to it after the end of this week.  


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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