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alien2006

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  • Location Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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    Cedar Rapids
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    Iowa

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    Naturalization (pending)
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    Local Office
  • Local Office
    Des Moines IA
  • Country
    India

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  1. yes it was in Neal Smith Federal Building. At USCIS office on 2nd floor ; Adjacent to the waiting area in front of window counters there is a 30 person capacity room. Oath ceremony will take place there.The entrance to that room is next to the chairs marked "reserved for USCIS" My oath ceremony took 2hrs to start because they had five people who needed interview/verification. Rest of us were waiting for these people. Hope you don't have people who need special verification on that day.
  2. After becoming Naturalized citizen I have filed I130 for my dad, mom and brother and received I-797C along with code to access online account for each of them. I have an online account from my immigration journey but the system doesn't let me add their applications to my account. Do I need to create three accounts with three emails ?
  3. My oath ceremony at Des Moines took about 2 hours because they have to interview 5 people because of the N445 question. They have apologies for the delay and I was told it takes 45 min to an hour
  4. In Des Moine had interview on 7/29 and oath was scheduled on 8/14.
  5. How long is the oath ceremony in Des Moine including time taken on N445 questions and collecting the naturalization certificate ? Wife is planning on bringing toddler and 2yrs old, any suggestion ? Some one this forum suggested not taking the kids because they will bored.
  6. Interview was scheduled on 7/29 at 12:55pm at Des Moines, IA field office. You can park on Walnut street for Max 4hrs. there are parking ramps in the block but they have bad reviews. I have paid for 4hrs in case it takes lot of time but my interview took 20min Went through security check took my wife and two children along with me. Police officer at security asked for ID. I told them the baby and toddler don't have an ID yet I was called in by USCIS office Turk S after waiting for 5min in the USCIS waiting area. He was nice and professional. he asked for my GC and passport. Officer said my GC is expired (it is not). Thought quickly about it and gave him the remove condition notice and he looked at it and happy about it He sworn me in and said can you answer the questions. I was surprised that he did not say this is your civic test etc. Here are the questions I was asked and my answers below. 88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. • Missouri (River) • Mississippi (River) My Answer: Mississippi river and Missouri river 29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? My Answer: Mike Pence 34. Who vetoes bills? • the president My Answer: The president of united states 75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? • freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation) • saved (or preserved) the Union • led the United States during the Civil War My Answer: freed slaves 72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. • War of 1812 • Mexican-American War • Civil War • Spanish-American War My Answer: civil war sorry I don't recall the 6th question I think the answer has to be correct and complete but it doesn't has be be word to word as given in study guide. Reading test Who is George Washington ? Writing test George Washington is the first president. I was given stylus to write on the touch notepad. You should not touch the notepad with you hand while writing otherwise your hand will scribble. I have asked the office to clear the touch screen once because of scribbles from my hand. Officer asked me yes/no question. One question I did not answer while submitting n400 " If I'm a member of Nazi ?" I said I don't know how the system allowed me to submit without answering the question the officer said it happens and he has seen this before. Updated number of children. he showed me the corrections on the notepad and asked me to sign if I agree to it. He checked my passport for travel stamps thrice. I took my passport thinking it may be useful , I'm glad I took. On this forum people said passport is not required but my experience has been it is very important to show that you had continuous stay and not traveled outside US. At the end I was given the summary of the visit and the office said he is recommending for approval and oath will be scheduled. 5min after my interview I have received three text msg stating there is an update on my case so checked online status on my phone and see that I got approved. at 3:15 I received another text message and online status says I'm scheduled for oath ceremony. The oath ceremony document was still not available the next day so called customer service and waited 30min to find out my oat ceremony is on Aug 14th. The third day after the interview the oath ceremony document is available in my uscis account.
  7. Technically American people before Independence were Native Americans and "American people" did not exist before independence I think the correct answer is the the people of the 13 British colonies in North America.
  8. My oath is scheduled on Aug14th at Des Moine. Here are the questions I was asked and my answers below. My experience has been answers have to be correct and complete but it doesn't has be be word to word as given in study guide. 88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. • Missouri (River) • Mississippi (River) My Answer: Mississippi river and Missouri river 29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now? My Answer: Mike Pence 34. Who vetoes bills? • the president My Answer: The president of united states 75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? • freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation) • saved (or preserved) the Union • led the United States during the Civil War My Answer: freed slaves 72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. • War of 1812 • Mexican-American War • Civil War • Spanish-American War My Answer: civil war I don't recall the 6th question
  9. I appreciate for answering my question. After my interview on Monday I will post my interview experience.
  10. During citizenship interview 1. Do I have to answer the civic questions as is in the study guide. If I forget not an important "word" would my answer treated as incorrect. for example for the following question can I answer "zoning and land use" 42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? • provide schooling and education • provide protection (police) • provide safety (fire departments) • give a driver’s license • approve zoning and land use 2. Do I have to tell all the answers to a question when there are multiple answers in the study guide for example 16. Who makes federal laws? • Congress • Senate and House (of Representatives) • (U.S. or national) legislature
  11. I will be filing I130 (counselor process)for my dad after my naturalization. My dad's name in his school leaving certificate is written <firstnamapart1firstnamepart2> space <lastname>. On his marriage certificate and passport it is <firstnamapart1> space <firstnamepart2> space <lastname>. There is an extra space in his first name would that be grounds for RFE/denial. Should we spend time and effort to get space removed from first name in his passport and marriage certificate. PS: When data of birth certificate is not available USCIS will accept school leaving certificate along with non available certificate as proof of DOB and name.
  12. Came across 2017 IG report on USCIS ELIS automation of the N-400. Surprised too see how complicated the system. For mail in application does USCIS scan/OCR the application into their system ? Does anyone know if ELIS is connected to NVC/CEAC ? Why does NVC takes 6 weeks to process the application received from USCIS ? https://www.oig.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/assets/2017-12/OIG-18-23-Nov17.pdf
  13. I stand corrected, in the OP case E2 is dual intent so the 90 days does not apply. 90 day rule does apply for non dual intent visa, please read the policy section "3. The U.S. Department of State’s 90-Day Rule" https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-8-part-j-chapter-3 Entering the U.S in B-1/B-2 status or non dual intent visa with the preconceived intention to file for adjustment of status is considered to be fraud
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