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N-445 - Reschedule Oath Ceremony twice??

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Hello,
I applied for US Citizenship in Jan 2018 and USCIS sent the N-445 Notice for Oath Ceremony stating that I was scheduled for Oath Ceremony in Nov second week 2018 in Fairfax County, VA. But I never received the N-445 Notice, so I failed to appear for the Ceremony. I sent them letter stating the same and I requested them to reschedule the Ceremony. Recently I checked my.uscis.gov website login and I see that I am rescheduled for Ceremony on second week of Feb 2019. But right now I am out of Country for Family matters until end of Feb 2019. Here are the questions I had.

1) Is it okay to request rescheduling second time? Since last time I never received the letter, so missed it.

2) Also, can I request them to reschedule the Ceremony stating that I am out of Country for Family matter until Feb end and I will be back on March 2019? Is being out of country for Family matter good reason for rescheduling or does it have to be an health condition or some other emergency?

3) If I miss this Ceremony then I would have missed the Ceremony twice, will that rescheduling request jeopardize or cancel my application and do I have to start over from beginning? I read somewhere that if I missed the ceremony twice then I have to start over the application from the beginning.

Please let me know if you would like me provide any further details.
Thank you for help!! Much Appreciated!!
 
 

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2 hours ago, sk963 said:

3) If I miss this Ceremony then I would have missed the Ceremony twice, will that rescheduling request jeopardize or cancel my application and do I have to start over from beginning? I read somewhere that if I missed the ceremony twice then I have to start over the application from the beginning.

B. Derogatory Information Received before Oath or Failure to Appear

An officer must execute a motion to reopen a previously approved naturalization application if:

 

USCIS receives or identifies disqualifying derogatory information about the applicant after approval of his or her application prior to the administration of the Oath of Allegiance; [4] or

 

An applicant fails to appear for at least two ceremonies to take the Oath of Allegiance without good cause. [5] 

 

An applicant who fails to appear for at least two ceremonies to administer the Oath of Allegiance, without good cause, abandons his or her intent to be naturalized. USCIS considers multiple failures to appear to be equivalent to receipt of derogatory information after the approval of a naturalization application. [8] 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume12-PartJ-Chapter4.html

 

2 hours ago, sk963 said:

2) Also, can I request them to reschedule the Ceremony stating that I am out of Country for Family matter until Feb end and I will be back on March 2019? Is being out of country for Family matter good reason for rescheduling or does it have to be an health condition or some other emergency?

I strongly suggest you submit evidence along with your 2nd rescheduling request regarding the "family matter" resulting in missing your oath ceremony again (ie. to prove it's not just a vacation) to show "good cause" as outlined above.  You were quite lucky they agreed to reschedule it the first time, as they were under no obligation to do so (unless you were able to prove the mailed letter never reached you).

 

Is there any way you can cut  your time abroad short, fly back for the ceremony/apply for the US passport with same-day expedition and then fly out again afterwards?  You can request a specific time-frame for your oath ceremony in your letter---but unfortunately they are not under any obligation to work around your dates, either.  If the "family matter" is more of a vacation---personally, I think it's worth it to cut the vacation short instead of running the risk of being denied naturalization outright.

 

Best of luck to you.

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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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