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Naturalization Interview, pending approval, two A numbers

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Well this is odd....after ten years of being married, I finally got around to applying for my naturalization. I applied January 2018, and had my interview today.

 

I passed all the testing (yay!), but the officer said it was pending approval due to the fact that I have TWO A numbers to my name. That was a surprise! I came home and started digging through all my old USCIS notice of actions throughout the years. Turns out, when we did the I-129 and the I-130, all the A numbers were the same, but as soon as I did my interview in Montreal, and crossed the border, the document I received had a new A number.

 

Anyone else have this situation?!? I hope they can resolve it quickly.... 😕


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Submitted I-751: March 4, 2011

Check cashed: March 10, 2011

NOA1: March 8, 2011

Biometrics Appt: April 21, 2011

Early Bio Walk-in: April 7, 2011

Approved: September 7, 2011

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Quite interesting although I haven't seen this situation. I'm sure it was USCIS error and they need to fix it. The A number will be printed on your naturalization certificate. Is the number similar to the first or is it totally different? 

 

Please keep us updated.


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14 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

Quite interesting although I haven't seen this situation. I'm sure it was USCIS error and they need to fix it. The A number will be printed on your naturalization certificate. Is the number similar to the first or is it totally different? 

 

Please keep us updated.

Oddly enough, I never noticed it. When my two year PR green card was approved and I crossed the border, the notice of action had a completely different A number than all the others. That's been the number all my biometrics appointments, etc has come in. I've been on a ten year green card since then, and it has the same number. Part of me wonders if it's because I was on an OPT visa before we got married (in my maiden name also.)

 

Some Google searches show it's fairly common...so here's hoping there isn't a huge delay! :)


***Removing Conditions***

Submitted I-751: March 4, 2011

Check cashed: March 10, 2011

NOA1: March 8, 2011

Biometrics Appt: April 21, 2011

Early Bio Walk-in: April 7, 2011

Approved: September 7, 2011

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I've heard of it happening before, but it's not exactly common. They have to consolidate the case files and get them merged under a single alien number, and that takes a little bit of time. I can't imagine this will be something that adds months to your process.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
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45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
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143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
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