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My ETA for the interview/case completion is Jan 2020. Now, I understand that this date could shift over time and it's not at all set in stone. It's been saying that for six months now though so it's fairly stable.

 

Question is, around when will I get my interview appointment letter? it's it pretty close to the estimated time? or a little in advance?

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It's all dependent on the field office, really, and how backlogged they are.  As well as how quickly your background checks clear.  So hard to give a really precise answer/narrow it down.

 

Plus, the estimated case completion time is inaccurate, as you already noted.

 

To give you an example...when I filed, my case completion time started at 10 months, then all of a sudden jumped to 18 months.

I completed my oath only 96 days after I filed.

 

Does your online status reflect that you're inline for interview scheduling, or is it still giving the biometrics update?


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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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, trandy said:

My ETA for the interview/case completion is Jan 2020. Now, I understand that this date could shift over time and it's not at all set in stone. It's been saying that for six months now though so it's fairly stable.

 

Question is, around when will I get my interview appointment letter? it's it pretty close to the estimated time? or a little in advance?

You get notified at least a month in advance before your interview date

Edited by love_my_wife

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Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, Going through said:

Does your online status reflect that you're inline for interview scheduling, or is it still giving the biometrics update?

It just says 'we reviewed your biometrics' and once per month I get an email saying something like 'your case hasn't updated since December 2018'.

It won't be THAT inaccurate. I'm filing in Seattle which is notoriously long but predictably so.

So I'm guessing around the new year I'll get an appointment letter if the typical time is a month before.

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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).

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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