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hi fellows, I took the interview in the Newark FO(NJ) this Tuesday and passed the examination. The VO was nice and we talked well. He gave N-652 which says I "passed the test" but the "decision cannot be made". He said that he is waiting for something from National Benefit Center (NBC) and that he needed to review those materials. I asked if I can help provide such info. He said no. He also said that if I did not have result in 120 days I can check back with USCIS (but he did not say how). Finally he must have sensed I was nervous and he said that it would not be that long (120 days).

 

Today I checked the online status. My interview was still not added, and the status is still "We scheduled your interview".

 

Anyone else had the same experience?

Is there any way to follow the status of this NBC (National Benefit Center)?

Shall I be worried? Did anyone be denied N400 before? thanks

 

 

 

 

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This is common. The "decision cannot be made" happens more than you think. 

 

No issue here.


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14 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

This is common. The "decision cannot be made" happens more than you think. 

 

No issue here.

Thanks bro. I see someone waited for months after interview. is it common to wait for so long? any way to expedite this process?

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I’m in the same boat with a wait of 7 months after my interview. That doesn’t mean it would happen to you as most cases like yours get scheduled for an oath within few weeks. Just keep it in the back of your mind that it might take longer!

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Casablanko said:

I’m in the same boat with a wait of 7 months after my interview. That doesn’t mean it would happen to you as most cases like yours get scheduled for an oath within few weeks. Just keep it in the back of your mind that it might take longer!

 

 

 

 

hope so. thanks man

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13 hours ago, travellers said:

hi fellows, I took the interview in the Newark FO(NJ) this Tuesday and passed the examination. The VO was nice and we talked well. He gave N-652 which says I "passed the test" but the "decision cannot be made". He said that he is waiting for something from National Benefit Center (NBC) and that he needed to review those materials. I asked if I can help provide such info. He said no. He also said that if I did not have result in 120 days I can check back with USCIS (but he did not say how). Finally he must have sensed I was nervous and he said that it would not be that long (120 days).

 

Today I checked the online status. My interview was still not added, and the status is still "We scheduled your interview".

 

Anyone else had the same experience?

Is there any way to follow the status of this NBC (National Benefit Center)?

Shall I be worried? Did anyone be denied N400 before? thanks

 

 

 

 

Did your I-751 pending?

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10 hours ago, travellers said:

no. I already got my i751 approved two years ago

I am sure, what is needed from NBC, sometimes if I-751 is pending and I-751 file did not send from NBC with N-400, it takes time.   Wait for few days, you might see your approval.  Let us know when you will  get your approval.   My approval came 4 days after interview.  Best of luck and relax, you are almost done.  

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44 minutes ago, dilip said:

I am sure, what is needed from NBC, sometimes if I-751 is pending and I-751 file did not send from NBC with N-400, it takes time.   Wait for few days, you might see your approval.  Let us know when you will  get your approval.   My approval came 4 days after interview.  Best of luck and relax, you are almost done.  

Thanks dill. this analysis may be the truth. My I-751 was arrived when I was in NYC two years ago. now I live in NJ. Hope I can get arrpoval for oath soon. will update you. thanks again

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On 8/29/2019 at 8:15 AM, travellers said:

hi fellows, I took the interview in the Newark FO(NJ) this Tuesday and passed the examination. The VO was nice and we talked well. He gave N-652 which says I "passed the test" but the "decision cannot be made". He said that he is waiting for something from National Benefit Center (NBC) and that he needed to review those materials. I asked if I can help provide such info. He said no. He also said that if I did not have result in 120 days I can check back with USCIS (but he did not say how). Finally he must have sensed I was nervous and he said that it would not be that long (120 days).

 

Today I checked the online status. My interview was still not added, and the status is still "We scheduled your interview".

 

Anyone else had the same experience?

Is there any way to follow the status of this NBC (National Benefit Center)?

Shall I be worried? Did anyone be denied N400 before? thanks

 

 

 

 

I am in the same situation

I had my N400 interview yesterday, just like you, the office gave me the form and he marked that I passed the test and that the decision can not be made.

The only difference is that, yesterday when I got home after the interview they updated my status and it says:

We transferred your application to anther USCIS servise center for review :( iIhave no idea what that means 

23 hours ago, Casablanko said:

I’m in the same boat with a wait of 7 months after my interview. That doesn’t mean it would happen to you as most cases like yours get scheduled for an oath within few weeks. Just keep it in the back of your mind that it might take longer!

 

 

 

 

what does your online account status say?


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27 March 2018     - RFE
26 May  2018       - Approval
29 May 2018        - Card arrived in Mail
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1 hour ago, ivanalex1980 said:

I am in the same situation

I had my N400 interview yesterday, just like you, the office gave me the form and he marked that I passed the test and that the decision can not be made.

The only difference is that, yesterday when I got home after the interview they updated my status and it says:

We transferred your application to anther USCIS servise center for review :( iIhave no idea what that means 

what does your online account status say?

the status is still "We scheduled your interview".

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1 minute ago, travellers said:

the status is still "We scheduled your interview".

When I search the case number in "check case status" on uscis.gov it says interview was scheduled.

but in my account is says they transferred the case


K1

16 August 2013 - I-129F sent to TSC

19 August 2013 - packet received

21 Augist 2013 - NOA1 received

16 September 2013 - Alien registration number changed

30 September 2013 - RFE

25 October 2013 - RFE reply

31 October 2013 - NOA2 received

22 November 2013 - packet shipped to NVC

29 November 2013 - NVC received

3 December 2013 - Packet left NVC

11 December 2013 - Physical packet received by Consulate
26 December 2013 - Interview APPROVED
31 December 2013 -Entry to US
------
AOS
27 February 2014 - Packet sent by FeDex
4 March 2014 - NOA1
28 March 2014 - Biometrics Captured
7 April 2015 - Approved, Card received
------
ROC I-751
21 February 2017 - I-751 Package mailed by USPS
24 February 2017 - Package Delivered
3 March 2017        - Money Order Cashed
6 March 2017       - NOA1 Received in mail dated 27 February
17 March 2017     - Biometrics appointment letter received, appont. 31 March
27 March 2018     - RFE
26 May  2018       - Approval
29 May 2018        - Card arrived in Mail
------
N-400
12 March 2019     - Filed Online
12 March 2019     - NOA1
5 April 2019         - Biometrics Appointment 
 
 
 

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8 minutes ago, ivanalex1980 said:

When I search the case number in "check case status" on uscis.gov it says interview was scheduled.

but in my account is says they transferred the case

In my account it is still "interview was scheduled" although I had passed the interview

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The 'decision cannot be made' is a standard/canned response that most get after an interview. Also, keep in mind that USCIS does not always update online statuses promptly. You could even be in the situation where nothing changed in your online status but see an oath ceremony letter in the mail later. Hope for the best. Good luck!


 

 



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