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Thank you for taking the time to post your happy news and the meaningful information.  Remember to update your timeline.

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Thread is moved from 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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Congratulations and thanks for posting this information. I work in IT and automating a formerly manual process doesn't usually immediately improve things, so what the supervisor said makes sense to me. I expect the automation will pay off with lower pendency times in the future.


Marriage: 2014-02-23               ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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Thank you for sharing your experience and your conversation with your interviewing officer about the manual vs digitized N400 process. And congratulations on your approved interview and enjoy your oath ceremony!


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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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Congratulations again to the OP for passing the interview.  Please update your VJ timeline.

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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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Congrats!  Good Luck with your oath ceremony!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Received following notice today on my online account.

 

You are scheduled to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on:
Date and Time: Friday,
January18,2019 at 09:00AM


Removing Conditions

07/02/10 I-751 Packet mailed to VSC

07/06/10 Packet received

07/07/10 NOA1 received on 07/14/10

07/09/10 Check cleared

08/12/10 Bio appointment; received on 07/23/10

08/04/10 Early Bio

08/19/10 Card production ordered; email and text

08/24/10 Approved I751; email and text

08/26/10 Approval Notice received from Local Office by mail

08/28/10 GC received by mail

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13 minutes ago, notnew said:

Received following notice today on my online account.

 

You are scheduled to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on:
Date and Time: Friday,
January18,2019 at 09:00AM

Congratulations!


Removal of Conditions

12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

12/30/2018  ROC package arrived & ready for pickup at Dallas PO Box at 7pm.

01/03/2019  Credit card transaction alert received at 7:10am authorizing charge of $680 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

 

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4 hours ago, notnew said:

Received following notice today on my online account.

 

You are scheduled to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on:
Date and Time: Friday,
January18,2019 at 09:00AM

Congrats. Did you status change too?

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Yes sir, it did.


Removing Conditions

07/02/10 I-751 Packet mailed to VSC

07/06/10 Packet received

07/07/10 NOA1 received on 07/14/10

07/09/10 Check cleared

08/12/10 Bio appointment; received on 07/23/10

08/04/10 Early Bio

08/19/10 Card production ordered; email and text

08/24/10 Approved I751; email and text

08/26/10 Approval Notice received from Local Office by mail

08/28/10 GC received by mail

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10 hours ago, DESERT_ROSE said:

Congratulations on a well-deserved journey. All the very best and enjoy the moment.

I am scheduled for next Saturday 26th and can't shake the feeling yet 

Best.

Thanks and best of luck to you as well.


Removing Conditions

07/02/10 I-751 Packet mailed to VSC

07/06/10 Packet received

07/07/10 NOA1 received on 07/14/10

07/09/10 Check cleared

08/12/10 Bio appointment; received on 07/23/10

08/04/10 Early Bio

08/19/10 Card production ordered; email and text

08/24/10 Approved I751; email and text

08/26/10 Approval Notice received from Local Office by mail

08/28/10 GC received by mail

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13 hours ago, dannyphan91 said:

Congrats. Did you status change too?

Thanks, appreciate it.

 

Yes the online status did change.


Removing Conditions

07/02/10 I-751 Packet mailed to VSC

07/06/10 Packet received

07/07/10 NOA1 received on 07/14/10

07/09/10 Check cleared

08/12/10 Bio appointment; received on 07/23/10

08/04/10 Early Bio

08/19/10 Card production ordered; email and text

08/24/10 Approved I751; email and text

08/26/10 Approval Notice received from Local Office by mail

08/28/10 GC received by mail

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17 hours ago, gregcrs2 said:

Congratulations!

Thanks, appreciate it.

 

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Removing Conditions

07/02/10 I-751 Packet mailed to VSC

07/06/10 Packet received

07/07/10 NOA1 received on 07/14/10

07/09/10 Check cleared

08/12/10 Bio appointment; received on 07/23/10

08/04/10 Early Bio

08/19/10 Card production ordered; email and text

08/24/10 Approved I751; email and text

08/26/10 Approval Notice received from Local Office by mail

08/28/10 GC received by mail

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