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    supremecomplex got a reaction from MaleAlpha in Citizenship Interview Waiting Times Portland, Or.   
    I'm finally a citizen!!!!!!!
     
    So, of course, I have to share my experience with fellow VJ'ers because it's only right. (And searching for experiences made me more chill about mine.)
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Lettyana in Citizenship Interview Waiting Times Portland, Or.   
    I'm finally a citizen!!!!!!!
     
    So, of course, I have to share my experience with fellow VJ'ers because it's only right. (And searching for experiences made me more chill about mine.)
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Amadia in N-400 September 2019 Filers   
    September 2019 filer here! 
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Roms in N-400 September 2019 Filers   
    September 2019 filer here! 
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from kline19 in N-400 September 2019 Filers   
    September 2019 filer here! 
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Leo Marti in N-400 September 2019 Filers   
    September 2019 filer here! 
     
    My original interview was scheduled the day ALL THE OFFICES CLOSED on March 31st, 2020 because of COVID. So you can only imagine my surprise come earlier this month to find out that it was rescheduled for last week! Here's a quick review on my interview + oath process:
     
    My interview was at the USCIS building here in Portland, OR last week. I came about 10 minutes before my interview, and there were already 5 other people who looked like they were also getting their naturalization waiting upstairs in the waiting room (it's very spaced and blocked off). Name was called, and I was taken to the Immigration officer's office. I got sworn in, and gave my ID's. I brought ALL the documentation that they asked for on the application form PLUS my actual application form printed: 
    - passport, green card, husband's passport + birth certificate 
    - our child's birth certificate, my birth certificate, our marriage certificate
    - summary of the last three years of our bank + cc statements we share 
    - insurance / wills / beneficiary forms / mortgage + home statements and titles
    - copies of everything 
     
    Luckily, I didn't have to bring ANY of that out. Officer then started off with the Civics/history test first: 
    1) What is the supreme law of the land? (The Constitution) 
    2) When is Independence Day? (July 4) 
    3) How many amendments does the Constitution have? (27) 
    4) What is one of the two longest rivers in the US? (Mississippi River) 
    5) Why did the colonists fight the British? (High taxes) 
    6) Name one right of American citizens. (Vote in a federal election)
     
    Then I had to read a sentence off the tablet (I totally forgot what it said), and then write a sentence (California has the most people). After that, we went into my application. I had a few changes, and the officer was able to update it. Once that was done, the officer let me look through it again on the tablet, I signed, and then said I was approved! I signed the tablet again, then was given back my ID's minus my green card, and then was given two envelopes - one had a "Congratulations, you're a US Citizen" paperwork inside, and another one had a holder for my certificate. After that, I read the oath with the officer, signed another document (officer said that since we were doing same day oath swearing in, that it would basically be the document that says that I "attended" my ceremony), and that was it! Officer told me to wait in the waiting room for 5-10 minutes as they would sent the certificate the printer upstairs, and someone would come down and look for me (since my photo would be on the certificate). 
     
    Officer walked me out, and I probably waited for 5 minutes in the waiting room before someone did come down, call out my name, verified my name / birthdate / information on the certificate, and let me know to sign the certificate in black ink. Did that right away, and that was it! From start to finish, it was probably... 30-35 minutes? SUPER QUICK and BEST DAY EVER. I was and am super thankful to be done and finished with USCIS! 
     
    To those waiting for an interview: don't worry! It'll happen and come. Don't forget to check MyUSCIS - I didn't even check mine, I only found out that I was getting an interview because I have access to my scanned mail through USPS and saw something coming from USCIS. If I didn't see that, I would've never known! And GOOD LUCK! Don't be nervous - this is just the last step before becoming a citizen! 
     
    To those who received their citizenship: congratulations! I now know how it feels and honestly - what a relief. I'm super thankful and happy - now all I have to do is head to the DMV, register to vote, get my passport, and change my SSN whenever the offices decide to open here in Oregon! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Chaka Quaker in Lost Naturalization Certificate - Will a US Passport Work?   
    Ended up bringing my husband's birth certificate and his parents' naturalization certificates, along with his past 2 (and new) passport. Wasn't asked for any of that! 
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    supremecomplex got a reaction from Alimanu in N-400 September 2019 Filers   
    Just added mine!
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