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Obviously WAITING is a big part of going through this citizenship process. How do people cope with this as the months drag on? Seek comfort in forums like this? Hope miraculously the wait will end? Or just accept it and carry on with daily life? My wait has just begun so I’m curious to hear how others have coped and felt while waiting many months (or more in some cases) for the interview.


CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

04/2019: Submitted N400

05/2019: Biometrics (3 weeks)

02/2020: Interview (10 months)

03/2020: Oath & naturalization (11 months)

Officially a U.S. Citizen! 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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9 minutes ago, N400NYC said:

Obviously WAITING is a big part of going through this citizenship process. How do people cope with this as the months drag on? Seek comfort in forums like this? Hope miraculously the wait will end? Or just accept it and carry on with daily life? My wait has just begun so I’m curious to hear how others have coped and felt while waiting many months (or more in some cases) for the interview.

I been dealing with USCIS since last 12 years - started with F1 --> H1B  -->  AP -->  Conditional Green card  -->  Permanent Green card  --> Citizenship.

 

You file your application and move on with your normal life and focus on growing yourself in other areas like family / career / finance etc. Understand this will be last time you'll be dealing with USCIS / Immigration once you get US Passport unless you lose Naturalization certificate or name change. 


N-400 Application Timeline :

Application sent via mail - April 15th  (Field office Dallas, TX)

NOA Receipt date - April 17th

Biometrics receipt - April 22th (appointment scheduled for May 14th)

Biometrics completed - May 7th (Early Walk-in)

Biometrics completed - May 7th (Early Walk-in)

Interview scheduled notification - November 12th (via email - waiting to receive letter in mail for actual Interview date)

Interview completed & Case approved - November 17th

 

Naturalization Ceremony (in January 2020 - waiting on notice)

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17 minutes ago, N400NYC said:

Obviously WAITING is a big part of going through this citizenship process. How do people cope with this as the months drag on? Seek comfort in forums like this? Hope miraculously the wait will end? Or just accept it and carry on with daily life? My wait has just begun so I’m curious to hear how others have coped and felt while waiting many months (or more in some cases) for the interview.

You need a lot of patience with this immigration process.  Try to immerse yourself in other activities to pass the time and not think too much about the wait, which by the way can be very had sometimes. Good luck. 

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20 minutes ago, sharin said:

I been dealing with USCIS since last 12 years - started with F1 --> H1B  -->  AP -->  Conditional Green card  -->  Permanent Green card  --> Citizenship.

 

You file your application and move on with your normal life and focus on growing yourself in other areas like family / career / finance etc. Understand this will be last time you'll be dealing with USCIS / Immigration once you get US Passport unless you lose Naturalization certificate or name change. 

We have followed a similar path (F1-H1B etc) and I’ve also been at this for 12 years! When did you file? What’s your estimated completion time?

17 minutes ago, Ann&James said:

You need a lot of patience with this immigration process.  Try to immerse yourself in other activities to pass the time and not think too much about the wait, which by the way can be very had sometimes. Good luck. 

Thank you - it definitely helps to chat with others who understand the experience (and the pain). 


CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE

04/2019: Submitted N400

05/2019: Biometrics (3 weeks)

02/2020: Interview (10 months)

03/2020: Oath & naturalization (11 months)

Officially a U.S. Citizen! 

 

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25 minutes ago, N400NYC said:

We have followed a similar path (F1-H1B etc) and I’ve also been at this for 12 years! When did you file? What’s your estimated completion time?

 

Filed in April 2019, wait time is estimated to be June 2021. 


N-400 Application Timeline :

Application sent via mail - April 15th  (Field office Dallas, TX)

NOA Receipt date - April 17th

Biometrics receipt - April 22th (appointment scheduled for May 14th)

Biometrics completed - May 7th (Early Walk-in)

Biometrics completed - May 7th (Early Walk-in)

Interview scheduled notification - November 12th (via email - waiting to receive letter in mail for actual Interview date)

Interview completed & Case approved - November 17th

 

Naturalization Ceremony (in January 2020 - waiting on notice)

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It's never easy since USA is a melting pot of immigrants, you have to be patient.


VERMONT SERVICE CENTER - I-751 ROC

05/11/17: Date of I-751
05/12/17: VSC received our package

05/12/17: NOA Date
05/14/17: NOA Arrived in the mail & check cashed

06/22/17: Biometrics Appointment at ASC Manhattan

04/09/18: Online changed to case transferred to local office but no actual letter

06/13/18: Card Being Produced - NO RFE/NO INTERVIEW

06/16/18: Approval Letter arrived in the mail with 06/13/18 approval date

06/18/18: Card was picked up by USPS

06/20/18: Received 10 years Green Card from the mail - END OF I-751 JOURNEY!

 

E-FILING (IOE) N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION

06/21/18: Submitted Online
06/22/18: Received NOA Online

06/23/18: Online account updated to Biometrics scheduled on 07/12/18

06/25/18: NOA letter arrived in the mail

06/28/18: Biometrics appointment letter arrived in the mail

07/12/18: Biometrics appointment at ASC Manhattan

02/28/19: In Line for Interview

03/01/19: Interview Date is on 04/08/19

04/08/19: Interview Day: Approved on the spot

04/09/19: We Scheduled your Oath Ceremony 

04/12/19: Oath Letter arrived in the mail

05/02/19: Oath Ceremony - OFFICIALLY U.S. CITIZEN AND END OF IMMIGRATION JOURNEY!

 

DS-11 - APPLICATION FOR US PASSPORT BOOK AND CARD

05/02/19: Submitted application thru USPS - Expedited
05/06/19: Received email, passport application is now traceable online thru Travel.State.gov website (https://passportstatus.state.gov/Search)

05/08/19: Received email, passport has been printed and it's on final processing
05/09/19: Received email, passport application has been finished processing with USPS tracking number and expected delivery is on 05/14/2019

05/10/19: Receive email from USPS informed Delivery - Expected Passport delivery is on 05/11/2019

05/11/19: Passport book received thru USPS Priority Mail

05/13/19: Passport card received

05/14/19: Naturalization Certificate back - END OF PASSPORT APPLICATION!

 

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