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Hi Guys. 

 

I have some questions. To begin with, today marks it 2 months and one week after my naturalization interview. Passed all the civic questions and at the end, was given the paper that says "Decision Cannot Be Made At This Moment." Now my question is, when will I expect my oath ceremony scheduled? Meanwhile, I am planning on calling USCIS next week. Is it a good idea to call them? Finally, I have oversee trip to make first week of December. Should I cancel the trip and wait for my naturalization process to complete? My service center is CA.

Good suggestions will be highly appreciated. 

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10 hours ago, Sanctus1 said:

Hi Guys. 

 

I have some questions. To begin with, today marks it 2 months and one week after my naturalization interview. Passed all the civic questions and at the end, was given the paper that says "Decision Cannot Be Made At This Moment." Now my question is, when will I expect my oath ceremony scheduled? Meanwhile, I am planning on calling USCIS next week. Is it a good idea to call them? Finally, I have oversee trip to make first week of December. Should I cancel the trip and wait for my naturalization process to complete? My service center is CA.

Good suggestions will be highly appreciated. 

 

So they technically have 120 days to make a decision, although in practice they just take their sweet time and decide when they want to. I waited 1.5 years for a decision!

 

Don't cancel your trip, you are fine to travel during this time, as long as you have your green card, or an I-551 stamp to get back into the country.

 

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3 minutes ago, bing10 said:

 

So they technically have 120 days to make a decision, although in practice they just take their sweet time and decide when they want to. I waited 1.5 years for a decision!

 

Don't cancel your trip, you are fine to travel during this time, as long as you have your green card, or an I-551 stamp to get back into the country.

 

1.5 years after your N 400 interview ? That's unheard. 

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15 hours ago, Sanctus1 said:

Hi Guys. 

 

I have some questions. To begin with, today marks it 2 months and one week after my naturalization interview. Passed all the civic questions and at the end, was given the paper that says "Decision Cannot Be Made At This Moment." Now my question is, when will I expect my oath ceremony scheduled? Meanwhile, I am planning on calling USCIS next week. Is it a good idea to call them? Finally, I have oversee trip to make first week of December. Should I cancel the trip and wait for my naturalization process to complete? My service center is CA.

Good suggestions will be highly appreciated. 

It must be a reason they can not make a decision and probably you should know that reason, otherwise you should receive an appointment for oath ceremony soon. I think: a) you should postpone your trip for next year, you will need an additional 3-4 months to receive a US passport to exit the country. b) call USCIS and postpone your oath ceremony for some time next year.

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9 hours ago, Sagior said:

It must be a reason they can not make a decision and probably you should know that reason, otherwise you should receive an appointment for oath ceremony soon. I think: a) you should postpone your trip for next year, you will need an additional 3-4 months to receive a US passport to exit the country. b) call USCIS and postpone your oath ceremony for some time next year

I didn't know the reason they were not able to make a decision right away after my interview, I passed all my civic test questions with missing any question. Meanwhile, I noticed that the officer has an attitude and a kind of upset right from the time she called me in. 

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15 hours ago, bing10 said:

 

So they technically have 120 days to make a decision, although in practice they just take their sweet time and decide when they want to. I waited 1.5 years for a decision!

 

Don't cancel your trip, you are fine to travel during this time, as long as you have your green card, or an I-551 stamp to get back into the country.

 

Thank you for your great suggestion. 

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21 hours ago, Sagior said:

It must be a reason they can not make a decision and probably you should know that reason, otherwise you should receive an appointment for oath ceremony soon. I think: a) you should postpone your trip for next year, you will need an additional 3-4 months to receive a US passport to exit the country. b) call USCIS and postpone your oath ceremony for some time next year.

 

I'm not sure this is the best advice.

 

There could be many reasons why they haven't made a decision yet, from extra security checks, to the officer has your file at the bottom of their desk. Don't put your life on hold waiting for this, if you want to go away do so. Your Oath may happen soon, or it could be next year. A passport can be obtained quickly if need be. Mine took about 3 weeks on expedited service, it's also possible to get one the same day.

 

Secondly, I wouldn't call them and ask to postpone your ceremony till next year. They haven't scheduled one yet, so there is nothing to postpone, and asking them to push it out to "some time next year" would be a bit ridiculous. 

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3 hours ago, bing10 said:

 

I'm not sure this is the best advice.

 

There could be many reasons why they haven't made a decision yet, from extra security checks, to the officer has your file at the bottom of their desk. Don't put your life on hold waiting for this, if you want to go away do so. Your Oath may happen soon, or it could be next year. A passport can be obtained quickly if need be. Mine took about 3 weeks on expedited service, it's also possible to get one the same day.

 

Secondly, I wouldn't call them and ask to postpone your ceremony till next year. They haven't scheduled one yet, so there is nothing to postpone, and asking them to push it out to "some time next year" would be a bit ridiculous. 

You may don't like the advice but it is from my experience. I listen to my spouse and left for our vacation, then one night two weeks later my neighbor called that a letter arrived from USCIS. We had to book new expensive airline tickets and we just made it back including a 14 day covid-19 quarantine. It wasn't worth it the risk.

As for the passport there is a 3 month for expedited service today, maybe you got your passport before Covid.

As for the oath ceremony, if you are out of the country and you receive a date, yes, you can call then and reschedule it, they do that. SO, If my advice seems ridiculous, take the trip and enjoy it.

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2 minutes ago, Sagior said:

You may don't like the advice but it is from my experience. I listen to my spouse and left for our vacation, then one night two weeks later my neighbor called that a letter arrived from USCIS. We had to book new expensive airline tickets and we just made it back including a 14 day covid-19 quarantine. It wasn't worth it the risk.

As for the passport there is a 3 month for expedited service today, maybe you got your passport before Covid.

As for the oath ceremony, if you are out of the country and you receive a date, yes, you can call then and reschedule it, they do that. SO, If my advice seems ridiculous, take the trip and enjoy it.

 

I said it was ridiculous calling them now to postpone it to next year, when there isn't even one scheduled.

 

Check the passport forum, most people are getting them in under a month with expedited. I got mine last month FYI.

 

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12 hours ago, bing10 said:

 

I'm not sure this is the best advice.

 

There could be many reasons why they haven't made a decision yet, from extra security checks, to the officer has your file at the bottom of their desk. Don't put your life on hold waiting for this, if you want to go away do so. Your Oath may happen soon, or it could be next year. A passport can be obtained quickly if need be. Mine took about 3 weeks on expedited service, it's also possible to get one the same day.

 

Secondly, I wouldn't call them and ask to postpone your ceremony till next year. They haven't scheduled one yet, so there is nothing to postpone, and asking them to push it out to "some time next year" would be a bit ridiculous. 

Thank you. A great input and suggestion .

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8 hours ago, Sagior said:

You may don't like the advice but it is from my experience. I listen to my spouse and left for our vacation, then one night two weeks later my neighbor called that a letter arrived from USCIS. We had to book new expensive airline tickets and we just made it back including a 14 day covid-19 quarantine. It wasn't worth it the risk.

As for the passport there is a 3 month for expedited service today, maybe you got your passport before Covid.

As for the oath ceremony, if you are out of the country and you receive a date, yes, you can call then and reschedule it, they do that. SO, If my advice seems ridiculous, take the trip and enjoy it.

Thanks for your advice. It's not ridiculous at all. You made a great point.

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