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I already interviewed almost 2 years ago. When checking online the normal processing time (N-400, San Antonio TX) it is 9.5-14 months (my receipt date is April 2017, site says anything before June 2018 is outside normal times). When I submit an inquiry, the only answer I get is that my case is under background checks. I got the same answer for the last year or so. Anything I can do to get a more clear answer? When I checked around I discovered that background checks are supposed to be completed before I get the invitation for an interview, but I interviewed and passed. My wife interviewed 3 weeks after me and took the oath about 2 months later.

 

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Lets break it down:

 

14 minutes ago, arikya said:

I already interviewed almost 2 years ago

For what? Naturalization or AoS/RoC etc? 

14 minutes ago, arikya said:

When checking online the normal processing time (N-400, San Antonio TX) it is 9.5-14 months (my receipt date is April 2017, site says anything before June 2018 is outside normal times). When I submit an inquiry, the only answer I get is that my case is under background checks. I got the same answer for the last year or so. When I checked around I discovered that background checks are supposed to be completed before I get the invitation for an interview, but I interviewed and passed.

From what I can tell, BC are valid for 15 months. If your BC expired before oath or interview, they have to re-do it.

 

14 minutes ago, arikya said:

Anything I can do to get a more clear answer?

Contact your congressman and your senators: Zodiac Killer and Jon Cornyn . You should have done it 20 months ago.

 

14 minutes ago, arikya said:

My wife interviewed 3 weeks after me and took the oath about 2 months later.

Did she ask her interviewing officer about your case?

Edited by saladboye

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28 minutes ago, arikya said:

I already interviewed almost 2 years ago. When checking online the normal processing time (N-400, San Antonio TX) it is 9.5-14 months (my receipt date is April 2017, site says anything before June 2018 is outside normal times). When I submit an inquiry, the only answer I get is that my case is under background checks. I got the same answer for the last year or so. Anything I can do to get a more clear answer? When I checked around I discovered that background checks are supposed to be completed before I get the invitation for an interview, but I interviewed and passed. My wife interviewed 3 weeks after me and took the oath about 2 months later.

 

Thanks

You can file a law suit in a federal court and you will have an answer within 60 days of filling the Law suit. It's not guaranteed to be in your favor, but it's guaranteed that you will have an answer


I-751 #1 - March 2015 (Jointly filed)

April 2015: Bio-metrics completed

11/30/2018 Interview Notice for 01/07/2019

01/07/2019: Withdrawn at the interview due to divorce and another 751 filed after the divorce and switched to the waiver case

 

I-751 #2 - March 2017 (Waiver)

April 2017: Bio-metrics completed

01/07/2019: Interview

01/14/2019: Approval Notification via Email

 

N-400 #1 Feb 2016 (Pending)(3-year Rule) 

February 2016: N-400 filed under the 3 year rule.

February 2016: Bio-metrics completed

04/29/2016: Interview Notice in the mail For 06/08/2016

06/01/2016: Interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (probably cause the 751 was still pending)

01/16/2019: Case changed online again to interview was scheduled for 03/06/2019

03/06/2019 The Interview (Can't be approved since I'm not eligible for the 3 year rule anymore, will have to file again under the 5 year rule, FML)

03/09/2019: Official Deny letter Via certified mail

 

N-400 #2 March 2019 IOE (Pending)(5-year Rule) 

03/09/2019: N-400 filed online under the 5 year rule (Within 72 hours of the interview)

03/09/2019: NOA1 via web Portal

03/18/2019: NOA1 in the mail

03/19/2019: NOA2 via web Portal. Bio-metrics for 04/02/2019

03/21/2019: Successful early walk-in Bio-metrics

 

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Three options:

 

1) Ask one of your congressional representatives to enquire and help. 

 

2) Contact the CIS Ombudsman for the same. 

 

3) File a lawsuit under 8 USC 1447{b) once it's been 120 days since your interview and a decision hasn't been made. 


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AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

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Just heard from the office of my representative yesterday. My case was approved and I'm expecting the oath invitation by mail. I also checked the status online on the USCIS website and indeed it shows that I was scheduled for an oath ceremony.

Thank you so much everyone that gave their advice!

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On 8/29/2019 at 10:13 AM, arikya said:

Just heard from the office of my representative yesterday. My case was approved and I'm expecting the oath invitation by mail. I also checked the status online on the USCIS website and indeed it shows that I was scheduled for an oath ceremony.

Thank you so much everyone that gave their advice!

Congratulations!!!!Finally

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