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Hi all,

I have two pending petitions, I-751 and N-400. My citizenship interview was just scheduled, but it doesnt say anything about it being a combo interview, for both I-751 and N-400. It specifically says I cannot have anybody with me except for interpretor (no husband). So now I'm confused. I thought they always did combo interviews in those circumbstances and let you know? Anybody else had this experience? 

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They do not always do a combo interview, it is really up to the IO, and also may depend on if the I751 file has made it to the desk of the IO working on your N400.  In my wife's case, she received her N400 interview appointment with her I751 still pending.  The notice also did not indicate that it would be an I751 combo interview, but I accompanied her to the USCIS office, and the IO did ask me to come back for a very brief (less than 5 minutes) I751 interview, then I left and my wife and the IO proceeded with the N400 interview.  My advice would be to have your spouse go to the USCIS office with you if at all possible just in case.  I am not sure of all the Covid restrictions (my wife's experience was pre-pandemic), but he could at least wait in the car if he cannot get into the office.

 

Good Luck!


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N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

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Following because I am in the same situation. My notice also did not say anything at all about it being a combo interview. I will bring my husband nonetheless.


Passport 17-Feb-22 Drop-off at USPS (expedited processing and shipping) ~ 22-Feb-22 Status: In Process ~ 08-Mar-22 Passport book shipped ~ 09-Mar-22 Status: Approved. Passport book in hand.

N-400     28-Jun-21 Filed online ~ 28-Jun-21 Received NOA + "Biometrics will be re-used" notice ~ 14-Dec-21 Interview scheduled ~ 25-Jan-22 Interview. Approved. Case status: Oath will be scheduled.  ~ 01-Feb-22 Oath scheduled. ~ 14-Feb-22 Oath ceremony.   

ROC        11-Jun-20 Application sent via FedEx ~ 16-Jun-20 Case received ~ 29-Jun-20 (Old) biometrics applied to case ~ 01-Jul-20 NOA ~ 23-Dec-21 Case transferred to new office ~ 25-Jan-22 Combo interview with N400. Case approved. 

AOS        13-Oct -17 Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct-17 Case received ~ 24-Oct-17 Fingerprint fee received ~ 25-Oct-17 NOA1 ~ 17-Nov-17 Biometrics ~ 23-Nov-17 Status "We are scheduling
                 your 
interview" ~ 24-Jul-18 Status "We have scheduled your interview" ~ 28-Jul-18 Interview notice received in the mail  ~ 29-Aug-18 Interview 30-Aug-18 Status "Case was approved" 
                 
04-Sep-18 Received approval / welcome letter in the mail ~04-Sep-18 Status: "Card was mailed to me" ~07-Sep-18 Green card received

EAD/AP  13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 09-Jan Approved ~ 13-Jan Notice received ~ 18-Jan Combo card received

K1 Visa   28-Jun-17 Case ready (No packet 3 received) ~ 22-Jul Medical ~ 02-Aug Interview (APPROVED!) ~ 03-Aug Visa issued ~ 08-Aug VOH ~ 14-Sep POE (Abu Dhabi) ~ 01-Oct-17 Got married! 

I-129F     17-Feb-17 Petition sent via FedEx ~ 21-Feb-17 Case received ~ 24-Feb-17 NOA1 ~ 30-May-17 NOA2 12-Jun-17 NVC received / Case and Invoice numbers assigned ~ 20-Jun-17 NVC left

 

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Hi all.....

🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊My forever pending I751 adjudicated during naturalization interview but without a combo interview! Read on my fresh experience :)

I got my interview notice for December 15 2021 (i filed 23rd october 2020 while my i751 is ready for interview since 4 March 2020 (filed August 2019)🙊

I read everywhere about this dual situation till i found the combo interview thing in the replies even if the notice doesn't state that! 

So i got ready for both interviews ,updated all i751 documents of evidence ,my husband was driving me anyway and he was ready to be called in for an interview.!

 

We arrived there on time , my husband waited outside the building glued to his mobile as per my request :)

 

After going through security line and checking in. The officer called my name  and asked me to follow her.

In the office, we started with oath & generic questions  and started with civics test (was quite easy) & the English part!(easier)!

Then she told me that my online account has zero documents of evidence  and she needs to adjudicate my i751!

I told her everutjong was sent by mailand also i have all the documents of evidence, new photos,joint house deed, tax returns till 2020....etc with me now and my husband is waiting outside and can be here in a minute for an interview!

 She declined seeing anything or asking my hubby to join. She asked me to upload alllll documents of evidence i have on my online account before the closing of the business day and if not she will RFE :(

She handed me in the form stating i passed the civics and english but no decision yet !

I went home ,uploaded everything right away and waited ....and dozed off ( seems i wanted to escape the stress😀)

Few hours later my case status changed to : we recommend ur n400 for approval and now its ready for quality review but nothing changed for my i751status !

 I started to panic and thought  it will never do cause no combo interview was conducted and hello for a new wait :(

But to my great surprise next morning my  i751status changed to approved! Yaaay!

 

Now waiting for my oath ceremony notice to be mailed within 30 days .....Hopefully😊

 

 The takeaway : Your pending i751 can be adjudicated same day of naturalization interview without a combo interview!But plzzzz bring ur spouse and documents of evidence with you.🤩🤩

 

 

I am so indebted to visajourney forum since i started my CR1 journey in 2016 .

All experiences and replies help alot and give great tips and advices. So i posted my experience here to give a shoulder pat for anyone worried and searching for any tip or piece of info.

 

On a very different note , the new  phone automated CS agent  drove me crazy by not getting my request and keep terminating the call and i never got to talk to a real representative of USCIS !  👺

 

Good luck to everyone. Just get well prepared or even overprepared as with USCIS more is better than not enough. 😉

 

Edited by Meekoz

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On 12/16/2021 at 10:32 AM, Meekoz said:

 

 

Hi all.....

🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊🔊My forever pending I751 adjudicated during naturalization interview but without a combo interview! Read on my fresh experience :)

I got my interview notice for December 15 2021 (i filed 23rd october 2020 while my i751 is ready for interview since 4 March 2020 (filed August 2019)🙊

I read everywhere about this dual situation till i found the combo interview thing in the replies even if the notice doesn't state that! 

So i got ready for both interviews ,updated all i751 documents of evidence ,my husband was driving me anyway and he was ready to be called in for an interview.!

 

We arrived there on time , my husband waited outside the building glued to his mobile as per my request :)

 

After going through security line and checking in. The officer called my name  and asked me to follow her.

In the office, we started with oath & generic questions  and started with civics test (was quite easy) & the English part!(easier)!

Then she told me that my online account has zero documents of evidence  and she needs to adjudicate my i751!

I told her everutjong was sent by mailand also i have all the documents of evidence, new photos,joint house deed, tax returns till 2020....etc with me now and my husband is waiting outside and can be here in a minute for an interview!

 She declined seeing anything or asking my hubby to join. She asked me to upload alllll documents of evidence i have on my online account before the closing of the business day and if not she will RFE :(

She handed me in the form stating i passed the civics and english but no decision yet !

I went home ,uploaded everything right away and waited ....and dozed off ( seems i wanted to escape the stress😀)

Few hours later my case status changed to : we recommend ur n400 for approval and now its ready for quality review but nothing changed for my i751status !

 I started to panic and thought  it will never do cause no combo interview was conducted and hello for a new wait :(

But to my great surprise next morning my  i751status changed to approved! Yaaay!

 

Now waiting for my oath ceremony notice to be mailed within 30 days .....Hopefully😊

 

 The takeaway : Your pending i751 can be adjudicated same day of naturalization interview without a combo interview!But plzzzz bring ur spouse and documents of evidence with you.🤩🤩

 

 

I am so indebted to visajourney forum since i started my CR1 journey in 2016 .

All experiences and replies help alot and give great tips and advices. So i posted my experience here to give a shoulder pat for anyone worried and searching for any tip or piece of info.

 

On a very different note , the new  phone automated CS agent  drove me crazy by not getting my request and keep terminating the call and i never got to talk to a real representative of USCIS !  👺

 

Good luck to everyone. Just get well prepared or even overprepared as with USCIS more is better than not enough. 😉

 

did you apply for n400 through mail? Because the IO said you do not have any online evidence and you replied because you apply through mail. my question did you apply for both i751 and n400 by mail or just n400?

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