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Hello!  

 

Been reading a lot of posts and don’t recall seeing on but my status estimated completed time was just removed from the website and it states that they are taking longer to receive my case then expected. 

 

I files through the Nashville office. Timeline is below:

 

PD - Jan 9

Biometrics appointed - Jan 29th

estimated wait time was 10 months

feb 26 - estimated wait time was removed and advised taking longer to review then normal. 

 

Any my reason why the estimated wait time was removed??  I know it’s a long process and I’m still early in process but not sure why they would have removed the wait time. I have no arrests, one speeding ticket (provided all documentation in my application) that was 5 years ago. 

 

Thanks!

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57 minutes ago, CDN1978 said:

Hello!  

 

Been reading a lot of posts and don’t recall seeing on but my status estimated completed time was just removed from the website and it states that they are taking longer to receive my case then expected. 

 

I files through the Nashville office. Timeline is below:

 

PD - Jan 9

Biometrics appointed - Jan 29th

estimated wait time was 10 months

feb 26 - estimated wait time was removed and advised taking longer to review then normal. 

 

Any my reason why the estimated wait time was removed??  I know it’s a long process and I’m still early in process but not sure why they would have removed the wait time. I have no arrests, one speeding ticket (provided all documentation in my application) that was 5 years ago. 

 

Thanks!

 

This is coming for everyone. Nothing to panic about. I think they might have decided to do away with showing the estimated time as they were way out than what the actual timeframe was for most applicants....

Edited by love_my_wife

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1 hour ago, CDN1978 said:

Hello!  

 

Been reading a lot of posts and don’t recall seeing on but my status estimated completed time was just removed from the website and it states that they are taking longer to receive my case then expected. 

 

I files through the Nashville office. Timeline is below:

 

PD - Jan 9

Biometrics appointed - Jan 29th

estimated wait time was 10 months

feb 26 - estimated wait time was removed and advised taking longer to review then normal. 

 

Any my reason why the estimated wait time was removed??  I know it’s a long process and I’m still early in process but not sure why they would have removed the wait time. I have no arrests, one speeding ticket (provided all documentation in my application) that was 5 years ago. 

 

Thanks!

It has nothing to do with your eligibility so don't freak out about it. It's a normal part of the process and status change once you've entered and are about to surpass your estimated completion time. It will stay like that until you get scheduled for interview at that point it will then change to "Interview has been scheduled." This is common especially if your local USCIS field office is taking way longer to schedule interviews. I equally had same experience as well since Seattle office is among the worse in the country taking 13 months on average to schedule interviews at the moment.


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

01/23/2019: Interview Scheduled for 2/27/2019.

02/27/2019: Interview completed and N-400 recommended for approval but I-751 still pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just don't get it before it was showing 4 month now its changed to take longer ? is that normal really ? I hope so 

 

 

February 7, 2019

We approved your application

Your final step to becoming a citizen is to attend your naturalization ceremony

We will mail you a letter when we schedule your naturalization ceremony.

Estimated wait time:

We are taking longer than expected to process your case. You do not need to do anything at this time.

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6 hours ago, love_my_wife said:

 

This is coming for everyone. Nothing to panic about. I think they might have decided to do away with showing the estimated time as they were way out than what the actual timeframe was for most applicants....

I guess it doesn’t make sense and I’m not freaking out. I’ve only applied about 1.5 months ago and showed estimated wait time of 10 months, which I’m good with. Nashville is a new field office and now just switched to ‘taking longer’. I didn’t expect an interview for approximately 10 months so how do they know it will be longer then 10 months now. They need to make things like this a little more transparent. I heard ppl in Memphis were finishing the entire process in 4 months. I’d be glad to drive the 3 hours to get it done in 4 months. 

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21 minutes ago, CDN1978 said:

 Nashville is a new field office and now just switched to ‘taking longer’. I didn’t expect an interview for approximately 10 months so how do they know it will be longer then 10 months now.

As I already said, nothing might have changed. This status is showing for everyone. The status is neither user specific or field office specific..

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My wife submitted her online N400 application in February 2018 (Atlanta) and had her interview in early February 2019 and her oath ceremony less than two weeks later.  After the submission I saw the estimated wait time change at least 6 or 8 times.  One time it said the estimated wait time was 24 months!  Don't ride that roller coaster.  Just sit back and as we would say in my Marine Corps days "hurry up and wait"  

 

My wife filed for her passport a week ago (expedited) and we are expecting delivery in just over a week.  Before you know it you will be doing the same and  wondering what to do with all your free time now you do not have to deal with USCIS!

 

On a side note last  week we received an email update from USCIS saying there has not been a decision on your case yet...automated email not being updated from the real USCIS case file.   

 

God bless

John

 

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I got the same email this morning saying we are taking longer to process your case than expected. January 2019 filer Tampa. My case was originally estimated to complete by November 2019. Ironically the official processing time for Tampa is still the same so this might be a glitch of some sort.

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Sorry for the late reply anyway I just got back from my combo I-751/N-400 interview and was approved. Interview was scheduled at 12:30 but I ended up being called at around 1:10pm so I knew there was no way I would make the same day 2:30pm naturalization today. There were roughly about 30 peeps upstairs with us. Some were given other forms for their 2:30pm ceremony while some waited to be interviewed like us. The officer apologized and told me the cut off time is 12 noon though for 2:30pm oath. I was interviewed alone though he knew my wife and our son was waiting just outside. I couldn't have asked for a very nice officer to be honest. The guy was spot on relaxing making the process so easy. He's so young probably in his late twenties and was in the peace corps and spent 3 years in Senegal Africa. We were chatting like we'd known each other for years.

 

We chatted a lot about his experience there, how he loved the food and even speaks their native local language called wolof. He told me whenever he interviews applicants from Senegal, Gambia who speak wolof they do speak like that too for fun. He asked me if I speak French or teach my wife since its' my second language too back home. He also asked if I'm teaching my toddler son as well. The whole interview was more like a conversation. We went through the oath, then started with the I-751 ran through biographic questions about marital status, current job, how I met my wife, what we do for hobbies and where we last travelled together. He confirmed my name, marital status, date of marriage and current address.

 

 Everything went well then we proceeded with N-400. I didn't have to go through all the biographic stuff again since I'd already done with him in the first interview. I aced 6 civics questions, read and wrote a simple sentence in English, then writing a sentence on the iPad. We then rounded up some of the long security yes or no questions. Lastly we went through the affirmation questions if I'm willing to Pledge allegiance to the U.S. bear arms when required by law etc. We verified name and biographic information as it should appear on the certificate of naturalization, and he printed out the approval receipt and gave it to me after I signed on the iPad. He told me all looks great that he will approve my I-751 first thing tomorrow morning then schedule my oath ceremony as his system in his office was acting up a little since he'd not logged in for almost 6 months. He walked me out to the waiting area where, told me congratulations and nice chatting with me. I shook his hand and thanked him before I left with my wife and son. @ curve just a hint for you tomorrow on your interview try not to touch the screen of the iPad when writing your answer on it 😊 and good luck tomorrow!


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

01/23/2019: Interview Scheduled for 2/27/2019.

02/27/2019: Interview completed and N-400 recommended for approval but I-751 still pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Starkilla09 said:

 He told me all looks great that he will approve my I-751 first thing tomorrow morning then schedule my oath ceremony as his system in his office was acting up a little since he'd not logged in for almost 6 months. He walked me out to the waiting area where, told me congratulations and nice chatting with me. I shook his hand and thanked him before I left with my wife and son. @ curve just a hint for you tomorrow on your interview try not to touch the screen of the iPad when writing your answer on it 😊 and good luck tomorrow!

I'm glad you had a pleasant experience at your interview!

 

My interviewer did not say a word to me and definitely did not shake hand as he escorted me out the door. lol


10-year green card received: 2004-02-01

N-400 Filed Online:  2018-11-28

N-400 Biometrics Appointment: 2018-12-20

N-400 Notice of Interview: 2019-01-04

N-400 Interview Appointment: 2019-02-21

N-400 Application Approved: 2019-02-21

N-400 Oath Ceremony: Waiting for letter

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1 minute ago, robhostein said:

I'm glad you had a pleasant experience at your interview!

 

My interviewer did not say a word to me and definitely did not shake hand as he escorted me out the door. lol

Lol, at least you're done with them anyway. 


Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/8/2014: Went in for biometrics.

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

 

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

 

Naturalization:

12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

01/23/2019: Interview Scheduled for 2/27/2019.

02/27/2019: Interview completed and N-400 recommended for approval but I-751 still pending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thread is moved from the 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).

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