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6 minutes ago, Phil&Mich said:

question guys...

 

is it ok to take vacation to the Philippines for 3 weeks while N400 is pending?

I had my biometrics las Monday (july 1) and I don't have interview schedule yet.

as long as you greencard is current or you have extension letter or a I-551a stamp you will be fine

 

Pending N400 would make no difference


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25 minutes ago, Phil&Mich said:

question guys...

 

is it ok to take vacation to the Philippines for 3 weeks while N400 is pending?

I had my biometrics las Monday (july 1) and I don't have interview schedule yet.

Sure.  Just mention the travel during your interview......


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1 hour ago, Phil&Mich said:

question guys...

 

is it ok to take vacation to the Philippines for 3 weeks while N400 is pending?

I had my biometrics las Monday (july 1) and I don't have interview schedule yet.

Nothing to stop you from traveling, you have your valid green card ... all is good.


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You are free to travel internationally while N400 is pending interview scheduling. Do you know how fast your local office schedules interviews for citizenship?


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1 hour ago, Amadia said:

You are free to travel internationally while N400 is pending interview scheduling. Do you know how fast your local office schedules interviews for citizenship?

Great question to ask. We just did our biometrics for the N400 and they scheduled the interview 4 weeks later. It's moving fast so OP be careful.

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Yes .. my wife had her interview about 4 weeks after biometrics as well.   And oath taking was about 4 weeks after that.    The whole N-400 process actually took less than 4 months at that time.


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5 hours ago, Phil&Mich said:

question guys...

 

is it ok to take vacation to the Philippines for 3 weeks while N400 is pending?

I had my biometrics las Monday (july 1) and I don't have interview schedule yet.

Yes you can.. but what I can advise if you can postpone your vacation please do so. I have applied my N400 march they do my biometrics three weeks after they received my application. interview set on may which is 41 days.. did you apply online?

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16 hours ago, Phil&Mich said:

question guys...

 

is it ok to take vacation to the Philippines for 3 weeks while N400 is pending?

I had my biometrics las Monday (july 1) and I don't have interview schedule yet.

Yes I did, as long as you have valid GC or stamp in your passport. How long are you staying? Just make sure you will be back before your interview

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On 7/5/2019 at 3:31 PM, Amadia said:

You are free to travel internationally while N400 is pending interview scheduling. Do you know how fast your local office schedules interviews for citizenship?

when I checked, it varies.. but the quickest was a month from their biometrics if I am not mistaken.

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On 7/5/2019 at 6:52 PM, bigpoppa2210 said:

Yes you can.. but what I can advise if you can postpone your vacation please do so. I have applied my N400 march they do my biometrics three weeks after they received my application. interview set on may which is 41 days.. did you apply online?

yes I did.. I am really planning to take vacation  as early as possible, but I am having second thought now.. maybe some advices here were right..

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On 7/6/2019 at 6:41 AM, anikkandtim said:

Yes I did, as long as you have valid GC or stamp in your passport. How long are you staying? Just make sure you will be back before your interview

I originally planned to take 3 weeks.. but I am thinking to postpone now till I know when will my interview be... and who know I may take longer..

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On 7/7/2019 at 10:15 AM, Phil&Mich said:

I originally planned to take 3 weeks.. but I am thinking to postpone now till I know when will my interview be... and who know I may take longer..

It sucks when there are unknown factors that prevent the simplest things from happening.....like travel to see family members, etc.

When you get your interview date, you can request a reschedule of the interview but it has to be a valid reason like a family/medical emergency that would prevent you from attending the original interview date and you must provide supporting docs (if applicable) to show that this was something beyond your control or unforeseeable. 

 

In your case, I don't believe planning a trip is deemed as either of the above, so postponing is the best thing you can do for yourself at this point :) 


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