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Butterfly83

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    Current status: Nov-17 I-751/Nov-18 N400 filer

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  1. They tend to not do 2 interviews. They usually do one combined interview OR they have one interview for n-400 then they decide on ROC w/out an interview. For those ROC cases that don't have an n-400 pending as well, they rarely do an interview unless there is a problem. So yes, 2 interviews and RFE for your ROC is a red flag! They must be questioning your marriage and need to look into it more.
  2. Did you expedite yours? You are brave soul for continuing on with more immigration stuff. I'm done for life. Good look to your mom, I hope it goes smoothly!
  3. Noone asked me for proofs for my jobs and travels! They don't even have time for it! They have to get through ALL the questions on your application + some basic questions + your civics/english test + possibly extra q-s for your ROC within half an hour. Unless there is something sketchy about your case, noone will ask for anything! All they asked me for was MY passport (not even my husbands) and I forced my tax papers on him (he didn't even want it). Others report that they asked for taxes + updated leases (if you rent) + passports.... Nothing else. If you didn't put down your work study, don't mention it either, only what's on your application. Give short answers. They don't have time for your life story. And don't worry. It will be easy and fine! (Obviously you can take airline tix and paystubs are proof if you want to.)
  4. I became a citizen yesterday yet today I got an email saying that they are still reviewing my case & there is no update So don't worry, you will get your oath letter soon!
  5. Since I was hoping to apply for my N-400 in October, I was mainly active in the October 2018 N-400 group, but since I actually applied in November, I decidded to let you know here too that I became a citizen yesterday. Full story in the Oct. Group. My timeline: Summer 2015: I came in with an ESTA in early summer 2015. We were in a relationship for nearly 8 years by then (the first almost 2 'in-distance' while living in the US on an F1, and then 6 mostly long-distance + he was also living w/ me in Europe for a while + we traveled the world for a year together too) August 2015: we got married early August and applied for AOS late August 2015, had my biometrics soon after in Albany, NY October 2015: got my EAD within 6ish weeks January 2016: had my interview sometimes in January and got my green card in late January 2016 November 2017: I applied for ROC n late Nov. 2017 and had my biotmetrics soon after in Milwaukee, WI (California Service Center) November 2018: I applied for N-400 mid-Nov. 2018, had my biometrics a few weeks later April 2019: got my interview notice 5 months after my application May 2019: had my interview 6 months after my application in Milwaukee, WI, got my N-400 and ROC approved. I never received a 10-yr green card though. June 2019: I had my oath ceremony on 6/20/19 in Milwaukee, WI, a bit 7 months after my N-400 application (3 years and 6 monthish after my green card was approved and about 3 years 10 months after applying for a green card...) I hope this is helpful to someone who is currently applying or applying in the future. Good luck everyone still waiting on their N-400 interview or oath or applying for AOS/ROC/N-400 now or in the future!
  6. I had my ceremony yesterday I Milwaukee, WI at the courthouse... It's a beautiful building! We had to be there by 8 am (ceremony was at 9 am), but the courthouse didn't open until 8:10-8:15, and we had to wait outside. The line was long and slow. They were really confused at first that I don't have a 10-yr-green card only an expired conditional one + 2 extension letter. Thank god I had a letter about my ROC/10-yr-GC approval with me. They made me fill out a form why I didn't have a 10-yr-GC. It was a very short ceremony, maybe 30 mins. About 60 people from 30+ countries. The judge was nice, mostly to the point. He had a few stories about the US and immigration, cracked a few jokes. There was no welcome video from the president or anything extra. I was surprised that they didn't call use by name to receive our certificates. We went up by row to get them. Handing out the certificates was super rushed and impersonal (not even a handshake or congrats, but a super quick 'get out now'). I expected something more ceremonial and personal as I've heard from others or saw online.... At least it was quick. There is not much room for guests, so if you have a Milwaukee ceremony, do not take your entire family, your spouse is plenty (some people brought 4-5 guests at least). It was not a problem for us, though. Thankfully, there were no crying babies as someone experienced it a few days before me. Unfortunately, because I changed my name, I won't be receiving the name change court order for another 2-3 weeks in the mail. Most places give you the name change papers right away at the ceremony, but turns out Milwaukee doesn't do that, even though it was a judicial ceremony at the courthouse, not an administrative one elsewhere... I am pretty pissed about this, since I didn't expect it, and most places hand you everything together. It doesn't even make sense, since my naturalization certificate says my new name, but I have no proof of the name change.... So I have to wait 2-3 weeks for that, and I can only apply for a passport after. I also have to wait w/ voters registration until then..... It seems endless. Nonetheless, I am happy that I am a citizen, and eventually I get that passport too... My timeline: Summer 2015: I came in with an ESTA in early summer 2015. We were in a relationship for nearly 8 years by then (the first almost 2 'in-distance' while living in the US on an F1, and then 6 mostly long-distance + he was also living w/ me in Europe for a while + we traveled the world for a year together too) August 2015: we got married early August and applied for AOS late August 2015, had my biometrics soon after in Albany, NY October 2015: got my EAD within 6ish weeks January 2016: had my interview sometimes in January and got my green card in late January 2016 November 2017: I applied for ROC n late Nov. 2017 and had my biotmetrics soon after in Milwaukee, WI (California Service Center) November 2018: I applied for N-400 mid-Nov. 2018, had my biometrics a few weeks later April 2019: got my interview notice 5 months after my application May 2019: had my interview 6 months after my application in Milwaukee, WI, got my N-400 and ROC approved. I never received a 10-yr green card though. June 2019: I had my oath ceremony on 6/20/19 in Milwaukee, WI, a bit 7 months after my N-400 application (3 years and 6 monthish after my green card was approved and about 3 years 10 months after applying for a green card...) I hope this is helpful to someone who is currently applying or applying in the future. Good luck everyone still waiting on their N-400 interview or oath or applying for AOS/ROC/N-400 now or in the future!
  7. Only 20 mins?! Wow, that's great news. I'm keep hearing that these ceremonies last like 2 hrs... Mine is this Thursday in MKE. We don't have children and I honestly dn't understand why anyone would bring an infant or toddler with... I just went to the post office. It turns out that you need an APPOINTMENT and you need to make it online. I will make on for Friday. I don't know if it's a new nationwide thing or a Wisconsin thing but we asked at several post offices (in the city of Milwaukee, as well as New Berlin and Shorewood) and they all said the same... Just FYI, in case you didn't know.
  8. In most cases it's a combo interview. But noone really knows it ahead of time since the letter is only for an n400 interview. Make sure to ask/remind your officer at the beginning of your interview that your ROC is also pending! Good luck!
  9. What do you mean? People who arrived on the K1 first applied for their AOS/green card, then 2 years later for their ROC, and 3 years later for N-400. Whether you came on a K1 or on an ESTA or you were already here on work/student visa or you were here on an overstayed visa doesn't affect your ROC or N-400 case since you already got your green card! But yes, if you check people's timelines in this group, there are PLENTY of people who originally came in with a K1 visa and now had a ROC/N-400 combined interview.
  10. It depends on the your city/state, your personal case, and your officer. Nompish and I will have our ceremony on the same day (different time slot though), but she had her interview 3 or 4 weeks before mine (she also applied way before me) at the same office. My oath is about 5 weeks post interview. Some people have it a week or two later or even the same day. My city doesn't do that. Some people know their date at the interview, my city doesn't even tell you if you application was approved or not during your interview. Some states have more ceremonies than others. Some states have larger ceremonies than others. Some states have more of a backlog. And some people are just unlucky, like Needforcoffee who has been waiting for nearly 3 months while others in his state had oath ceremonies with later interview date than hers.... So yea, there is no rhyme or reason! The best you can do is to look up recent cases in your city to come up with a prediction.
  11. I feel so bad for you This is awful Have you tried scheduling an infopass? Have you called a trier2 officer? I assume you have though...
  12. You can send a message to uscis on the uscis dhs site. The one you applied for citizenship. They tend to respond within 72 hrs, usually same or next day. But often useless answers, though. It's possible that they noticed the mistake on her case without seeing her message though. My mom said that 2 yrs ago they scheduled her to the wrong place and corrected their mistake before her contacting them (she didn't know that there was a mistake!).
  13. It sounds like it. But call to double-check. The lady will think we are crazy, since I just called 10 mins ago lol it's so dumb though. They should say report by 8 am and ceremony 9 am (or in your case report at 10 and ceremony at 11!).
  14. Read this! I guess your ceremony is at 11 am, but you have to report at 10 am then. Call the courthouse to confirm, but this is what they told me. But they don't have a list to confirm names.
  15. Okay! So I spoke with the courthouse. It sounds like that the time on the letter shows what time I should report. So I need to report at 8 am, but the ceremony is at 9 am. So for @JaseFace727, you likely have to report at 10 am but the ceremony is at 11 am. However, they do not have any list at the courthouse to confirm your name if it's really on the list
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