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Why different length of N400 processing time at the same location

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I filed N400 in December 2018 and completed bio on January 11, 2019. The online account shows estimated waiting time is 10 months. But I just checked people's reported timeline and see even at the same USCIS Field Office and similar filing/bio time, some people got interview very soon (~3 months) but others much longer (8 or more months). How does this happen? Is there any way to expedite the cases? Really need to get interview so that i can travel. 

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You don't need your naturalisation application to be approved before you can travel.

 

The ways of USCIS are arcane, mysterious, and opaque. Sometimes they will randomly choose to fast-track an application for no other reason than they can. A lot of it is apparently testing the new ELIS system for submitting an N-400 online; they want that to be tested. 


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AoS

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
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
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
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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