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  1. I found this document that explains what you can expect at your oath ceremony. I think it's well-written and easy to read, so I hope some of you will find it helpful. I haven't found any information on it that is currently out-of-date, but note that it is old and check it for yourselves. https://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/231718_clinic_09.pdf Please note that this is not an official USCIS document. It covers several topics including: - receiving the oath letter - maintaining eligibility before the oath - completing the questionnaire - dressing for the ceremony - what to bring to the ceremony - checking in at the ceremony - ceremony agenda - what to do after the ceremony - possible de-naturalization - sample oath letter - sample naturalization certificate
  2. Dear VJ forum members of Indian origin, my wife and I have the oath ceremony scheduled a week apart. Would it be better to wait the week and start the renunciation/OCI process together? Why i ask is : a peek at the renunciation form shows the form asks about spouse’s status of citizenship. when my OCI application is being processed, the wife’s OCI application will need to be filed with my status that will be “neither here not there “(ie I might have the US citizenship but my Indian citizenship renunciation process would still not be complete yet if I file first) to avoid confusion and delays, would it be better to submit both renunciation/OCI applications together? thanks In advance for sharing any experience and advice
  3. In the past several weeks a few people have been emailing me privately after reading of my threads on my ceremonial engagement photos concerns and my outcome. Again this is about ceremonial engagements only. Basically I was reading so much on VJ on how many K1's were being denied over engagement ceremony photos and how USCIS can see it as being "too engaged" but "not quite married" for K1, that I feared the worst and believed the majority of VJ'rs here who told me to expect to get denied. I will tell you that religion and ceremonial beliefs of that religion will have alot to do with their decision. With the Muslim Community there is something called Kiteb el Kitab which is an Islamic pre-numptial marriage agreement by paper, before an Islamic Cleric, which stipulates what the responsibilities are for the groom also for the bride. Rings get exchanged, etc. Sometimes followed by a party or a small gathering, or nothing at all, and of course PHOTOS. Most times the bride and groom do not consummate the marriage until a party is set and a more formal event is planned. Some, consider it a marriage period. IT DEPENDS. Indian and Pakistanis can fall into that same category of Islamic ceremonial beliefs whether they are Muslim or not. Then there is Middle Eastern and Russian/Romanian Orthodox Christian engagement ceremonies where they can take place in a church with a ring exchange before a priest. It is also ceremonial. USCIS DO NOT SEE IT THE SAME. Many Christian engagement ceremonies, in or out of church, have been getting approved meanwhile Islamic ceremonies are not. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE first before sending off photos. My petition was approved. Many members, even senior members, believed it wouldn't. My lawyer had told me all along not to worry that they understood cultural beliefs more than us. He was right for me to not worry but Im also human. Anyhow, I hope this helps the next couple who looks for answers.
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