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  1. Good morning, everyone! Created this group for all (Naturalization) N-400 JULY 2019 FILERS! Please join and provide your information. Below is the link for the shared spreadsheet. Thank you and happy 4th of JULY!!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19rv0w-Ls_-225a0AqzhsTObXb2DcT07oACpdIHhn9dE/edit?usp=sharing VJ Username Filing date NOA1 Biometrics Appt RFE? Interview Oath Ceremony Field Office Filed online / paper AI135 07/01/2019 Online
  2. I have compiled a list of DC filers going back to October, Feel free to add/update/correct accordingly. Note, DC Field office comprises of all the counties listed here. UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office.....|NBC/IOE Uwe..............|11/16/96|10/03|--/--|10/10|11/03/16|11/08/16.|02/22/17.|03/17/17.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...| jc84.............|01/12/12|10/15|10/27|10/25|11/14/16|01/26/17.|03/20/17.|04/24/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC CGu13............|--/--/--|10/17|10/21|10/24|11/17/16|11/21/16.|03/19/17.|04/18/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC Mehmet&Elena.....|10/20/11|11/30|12/05|12/01|12/28/16|01/04/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Alexandria, VA...|NBC Bubblybee........|05/30/13|12/02|12/06|12/07|01/03/17|01/30/17.|04/20/17.|05/22/17.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC Lavoparents......|02/23/12|12/12|12/15|12/22|01/11/17|01/30/17.|04/22/17.|05/24/17.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC Blazers..........|02/22/09|12/13|12/20|??/??|01/10/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC SC333............|06/13/05|12/15|12/23|12/22|01/17/17|01/19/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......|NBC SimpaticoJT......|04/04/13|12/16|12/21|12/21|01/18/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Alexandria, VA...|NBC Cybermax.........|03/27/12|12/27|12/29|01/14|01/30/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Annandale,VA.....| vik376...........|02/27/14|12/28|01/11|01/12|01/31/17|04/19/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington,DC....| LJVA.............|01/--/13|01/17|01/25|01/30|02/14/17|03/06/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Fairfax, VA......| ToRo.............|05/02/14|02/02|02/08|02/08|02/28/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC Reda.............|05/02/14|02/11|02/15|02/13|03/01/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC nmic7............|05/05/14|02/15|02/16|02/17|02/28/17|03/23/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|LIN DGTB.............|07/23/94|02/27|03/06|03/06|03/20/17|03/29/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC KSWSKY94.........|01/25/12|02/28|03/07|03/07|03/27/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC VAMAS............|09/23/13|03/06|03/08|03/13|04/13/17|04/17/17.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC SHAIZ............|--/--/--|03/08|03/14|03/14|04/04/17|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|Washington, DC...|NBC
  3. Hi, I will be filing N-400 in mid-July using the 3 year rule of being married to U.S. citizen while being a permanent resident. I still have pending the removal of conditions (I-751) but since it may take a while I will go ahead to start gathering documents and apply. Please feel free to start the discussion of what documents to gather, tips, etc. Thanks!
  4. 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.
  5. 2018 San Francisco filers please add your timeline here: ................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--|San Francisco, CA|NBC or IOE
  6. https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-i-chapter-6 I would like to know what the DCII report shows when the query is performed on the DMDC 6.7 application by the USCIS contractors. I know it would have a persons basic info, Apart from that, does this check also show a persons: 1. Reason for Separation, 2. Character of Service, 3. Changes in Paygrade, 4. Marital/Dependent Status, 5. Occupation? Or only any derogatory info on his record? I also read somewhere that we are allowed to request our own copy of DCII query report under the Freedom of Information Act, whom should I send the request to? I read online on a general public website that the request must be sent to: Defense Manpower Data Center ATTN: Privacy Act Office Department 548 1600 Spearhead Avenue Fort Knox, Kentucky 40122-5504 Is this correct?
  7. Hi, So my 10 year green card will expire in just under 6 months. I'm working on applying via form I90 online and there was a question about where my entry was granted. I'm not sure if that's Jacksonville or if I supposed to put USCIS, Consulate... Also, for those who have done this before can I pay online? How long does it take? Do I need to do biometrics again? What should I expect? Note, I was married 9 years and been divorced for the past 3 years. Im sure I'm good to go there. Thank you Sue
  8. I have been going through n400 time line and the updates for most who filed in Atlanta seem like its either the users don't frequent this forum or have not received any updates yet..which is not very encouraging because most go back a year+ So are there any ATL filers that are still waiting in line for interviews? had their interviews? oath ceremony? etc? please share your experience Thanks a lot
  9. Hello, everyone. I had just gotten back from my interview and would like to share my experience (in exchange for good luck haha) First, here's a brief timeline: Application Submitted: July 23, 2019 Biometrics Scheduled: July 27, 2019 Biometrics Date: August 16, 2019 Interview Scheduled August 16, 2019 Interview Date: September 27, 2019 The Cleveland Field office only has a estimated time of 4-8 months but I was still pleasantly surprised at how fast everything was scheduled. On to my interview experience: My interviewed was scheduled at 8:30am but I had read the time wrong and got there at 8:00 right when the office opens. I was the first person to sign in and was the first person to get called in after waiting for about 5-10 minutes. So if you have an 8:30 interview, it wouldn't hurt to get there earlier (and potentially catch the IO in a better mood). My IO was a woman with a strong french accent, but I understood her nonetheless. She called my name and greeted me. She asked for my ID: green card, driver's license, passport. She then asked me to stand up and raise my right hand and put me under oath. Her first question was about my trip outside of US that lasted 183 days (exactly 6 month). The application system had a warning about it so I knew she was gonna ask about it. She asked to see the passport stamp to check exact departure and arrival dates of the trip but US immigration didn't stamp for departure. I only had electronic copy of the itinerary so I asked for her permission to check my phone to show her. She just needed to see the exact dates of travel (leaving and coming back to US). I thought they'd have records of exact travel dates from immigration so I had only prepared for other trips during the middle of that trip. So it's best to print out your travel itinerary if your passport doesn't show all the departure and arrival dates. She also asked why I made that trip, why it was for so long and who stayed at my US residence while I was gone. At the end of the interview she mentioned that they might need more evidence from me, so I gave her my phone bill that showed I maintained my phone number during that 6 months. I also had other frequent trips but she didn't go into details for them. After explaining my travels, she went through my application line by line, starting from my name and address. I have an issue where I was accidentally registered to vote by my high school teacher, so I decided to put "Yes" for whether if I ever claimed to be a U.S. Citizen. But my IO corrected me and said it was whether if I actually claimed to be American and changed my answer to "No". I also explained why I was registered to vote and never voted in any elections. She asked for any evidence so I gave her the documents I had previously obtained from the Board of Election as proof that I cancelled the status and never voted. All of the evidence I gave my IO was also already submitted electronically. But it seems like she wasn't aware of it (not sure if they will read the electronic supplements after the interview). So I suggest if you have any supporting document that you'd like them to know about, definitely talk about it and give them physical copies because they might not ask for it during the interview unless you show them. I also typed a cover letter explaining all my issues and reasons in details and gave it to her. For my case, she didn't ask detail questions about taxes or jobs but it might be different for each IO. Reading and Writing test was the same sentence: "The President lives in the White House." Writing was on a electronic pad. It was pretty difficult to write nicely so don't worry about handwriting. There was no erase option but you can ask the IO to start over. Questions were exactly like the booklet and I answered them 6/6 correctly. After that, IO asked me to confirm my personal information again and sign. At the end, my IO said the evidence I provided might be sufficient but she still needs to talk to her supervisor about it. If they need more evidence, they will send a letter asking for more. If my application is approved, they will send a letter scheduling the oath ceremony. My result paper says I passed the test and "A decision cannot be made yet about your application." My IO was strict but nice and understanding and my interview lasted about 30 minutes. My advise is to be articulate and explain everything well. Know your application weakness and prepare evidence for it. I did a lot of research on this forum and even talked to lawyers (both lawyers I talked to advised against applying for citizenship due to the issues I listed above and the current immigration policy, but I decided to go for it anyways. We'll see if they're right about it.). Most importantly give them physical copies of supporting evidence once they raised a concern even if they didn't explicitly ask for evidence. I printed out all all the evidence I previously submitted electronically, as well as others I didn't submit, and labelled them accordingly so I didn't have to dig through all the documents to find the one I need. It might be an overkill but it's better to be prepared than to have to re-submit more evidence later. That's it! Fingers crossed I will be approved for oath ceremony soon and good luck to everyone on this journey!
  10. Hello , I recently attended my N400 only interview (Oct 2nd 2019) . Me , my spouse and our attorney reached the USCIS office in Salt Lake City Utah 20 mins before the interview . It was busy that day at USCIS . After waiting for an hour my name was called , it was a female officer she was friendly but it was felt like she was new . After getting seated she asked me to raise my right hand and promise to tell the truth . Then she asked me that if I was ready for the test and I said YES . Then she went through the Civics , written and reading test . She told me that Congratulations you have passed the test . Next she started going over the APPLICATION , she asked me if I work for the same employer, I said no I work for a different employer now , she asked me to provide her with the name and address . I didn't have the address with me so she tried googling it but no luck LOL ... My lawyer had to google it IO thanks my lawyer and we all chuckled . Then she updated my travel history herself , I went to my home country for 40 days this year , she confirmed the dates with me before updating . Now she said we will go through the YES and NO questions , I will try to zip through em as fast as I can so bear with me and she stormed through them for sure . It was almost like she was in a hurry . Once we were done she asked me to sign my application and confirm all the information on her iPad because that was all going to be on my Naturalization Certificate . At this point I am thinking .... YES we got the approval . Then she asked me to if I had any further documents for her so I got confused , I gave her and updated copy of our apartment lease and updated bank statements . She asked me is there anything else you want me to submit before we end this ? I totally spaced the joint tax returns and said no . She gave me my receipt and said we will let you know about the decision . It might take 30 to 60 days for decision to be made . Seriously I was not expecting this , me and my spouse were very disappointed . My lawyer told me that he was a part of another N400 interview 2 weeks prior to my interview with another client and she was the IO , She basically did the same thing . I have no criminal history , no tickets or records . In the past 3 years I havnt been out of US for more than 45 days . I applied under the 3 year rule electronically . On my USCIS account my country of citizenship is blank and I cannot change it . Is it me being paranoid or is it some positive sign? Anyone else with the same experience please share .
  11. Hi guys, can you please help me with these 2 questions? 1. Any idea on how to provide employment history? Back in 2014/2015, I received both W2's and 1099. How should I provide this information? Also Do I write selfemployed, and my home address ? Also, looks like dates overlapping each other can't be added. Anyone else had the same situation? 2. Do we need to mention about Speed camera tickets? - one with your car license plate picture, and sent to your house. I have a traffic ticket from 2009, for illegal U turn at red light. I am confused about the below questions. I know q23 is YES, but others not sure. Q 22: Have you Ever committed, assisted in committing, or attempted to commit , a crime or offense for which you were NOT arrested? Y/N? Q 23: Have you ever been arrested, cited or detained by any law enforcement officer for any reason? YES Q 24: Have you ever been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or offense ? Y/N? Q 25: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR OFFENSE? Y/N? Thanks in advance!
  12. Apologies if this is not the right forum for my question. Hi guys, can you please help me with these 2 questions? 1. Any idea on how to provide employment history? Back in 2014/2015, I received both W2's and 1099. How should I provide this information? Also Do I write selfemployed, and my home address ? Also, looks like dates overlapping each other can't be added. Anyone else had the same situation? 2. Do we need to mention about Speed camera tickets? - one with your car license plate picture, and sent to your house. I have a traffic ticket from 2009, for illegal U turn at red light. I am confused about the below questions. I know q23 is YES, but others not sure. Q 22: Have you Ever committed, assisted in committing, or attempted to commit , a crime or offense for which you were NOT arrested? Y/N? Q 23: Have you ever been arrested, cited or detained by any law enforcement officer for any reason? YES Q 24: Have you ever been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or offense ? Y/N? Q 25: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR OFFENSE? Y/N? Thanks in advance!
  13. N-400: August 2018 Applicants ================================ USCIS Phoenix, Arizona Lockbox ================================ UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== Dallas/Lewisville, Texas Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== USCIS Chicago, Illinois Lockbox ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... ================================== USCIS Online Filing ================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... =========================================================================== USCIS Lincoln, Nebraska Lockbox (Filing Under 319b, 328, or 329 of the INA) =========================================================================== UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int Ltr..|Intview..|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE .................|--/--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--|--/--/--|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|..............|... Instructions for adding/updating yourself (or assisting others) to this list: 1. DO NOT DELETE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. 2. Please use your VJ name to avoid confusion. 3. Click "Quote" on this new template or most recent/updated version of this template. 4. Copy the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select the entire template, then select Command + C) 5. Remove the "Quote Coding" located at the top of this template. 6. Paste the entire template or most recent update (Mac users: Select Command + V) 7. Now make whatever updates/changes you would like, then hit Submit Reply 8. Always use [Courier New] Font and font size.[12] 9. Red Font = "I'm A United States Citizen" Legend: GC-Date: The 'Resident Since' Date located on your first green card Sent: Date N-400 was mailed to USCIS Cashd: Date your check was cashed / credit card was charged by USCIS NOA: Receipt Notice Date Printed on your official I-797 notification Fprints: Date assigned for fingerprinting (Bio-metrics) In Line: Date you received e-notification about the start of your interview shceduling Int Ltr: Date you received the official letter in the mail regarding interview Interview: Date of your interview Oath: Date Oath taken Field Office: Your local USCIS office where you will have the N-400 interview
  14. Hello VJers, I need your help!!! My husband is a December 2018 US Citizenship filer. He was finally scheduled for an interview on October 8. However, we received the letter September 10, a day after he shipped out for military training. Yes, he was enlisted for almost 2 years in the military as a green card holder and he finally been shipped out. We decided to push through with his citizenship application because we were not sure about his military journey since his ship date kept on getting pushed back. I have been trying to call USCIS and I have been searching for the local office's phone number but my calls are always been answered by the operator and there is no option to speak to a customer representative. I cannot find the local office's number as well. I have sent a secure email 3 days ago and I am not sure how soon they will answer. I plan to send back their interview letter (as instructed on the letter) but I don't know how to explain to them nicely about the situation (and maybe request for some sort of consideration). As a civilian, if he passed his interview, he will most likely get his citizenship after a month. But since he is now in the military it will take up to 180 days for him to become a citizen. Please don't get me wrong. We are so grateful that these wonderful things are happening to us. We are not in a hurry and in God's perfect timing, then so be it.
  15. 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
  16. Hi there. I'm filling out N400 and came across three questions (23,24,25) I need help answering. In 2014 I got a Careless/Prohibited driving ticket.I got the ticket because I was at fault in a car accident. There was no alcohol or drugs involved and I was never arrested. A police officer that came to the scene gave me that ticket. I paid it in full before the court date, so I did not appear at the court either. I got my Traffic Violation Report from Driving Records Office (Arkansas). It shows all my violations since I got my driver's license. There is just one violation - which is that Careless/Prohibited Driving from 2014. There are the following words in the report: Offense Date, Conviction Date, Offense. I know that my answer to Question 23 Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer for any reason? is YES. I am not really sure though if I need to answer YES to Question 24 Have you ever been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or offense? and Question 25. Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offense? Are those questions related to some serious crimes and offenses only? My report calls my traffic violation "An offense" and shows a "Conviction Date" What is the correct way to answer questions 24 and 25 on Form N400 in my case? Thank you
  17. Hi Everyone.Does anyone here knows if there is a same day oath ceremony in Washington DC field office? if yes how often and what are the criteria in order to get selected for the same day ceremony. Thanks in advance for your responses. Good luck to all of us.
  18. I have submitted N400 application online on July 4 2019 and forget to mention about a mta class a misdemeanor. Can i update it now? Is there anyway i can ammend it?
  19. Hi all Hope I am doing this correctly! I am just starting to look into the N400 process and like the idea of submitting online. Are there any really simple do's and dont's people have experienced that is not readily covered in the USCIS guidance for completing the form? I'm sure the guidance can't cover every eventuality. The first Q I have is whether I can take photographs of my actual documents rather than scan them in? Printer is broken and wondered if officers will frown upon receiving photos instead? Things like GC, marriage certificate, tax transcripts.... The second question which I'm sure has been asked numerous times is the listing of trips outside the USA of 5 years, I shall be applying under the 3 year rule... is it wise to ignore the trips taken before I became a permanent resident? (Years 4&5). Not sure why they need to see any holidays I have taken as a non permanent resident really. Any help would be most welcome.
  20. Please use this thread to share you progress if you file in January 2019 from New York City (Including all boroughs). So far I gathered the following members (including myself lol😂): @Polis (January 2019) @dhavalkumar (January 2019) - has an interview in June 2019
  21. Hi all! I’m new to VJ. I appreciate everyone’s help here I obtained my GC based on asylum. I submited my N400 in March 2018 and had my biometrics done soon after that. In September 2018, I received a letter from USCIS that my IV is scheduled in November 2018. Upon arrival to the field office, I was told that my IV was canceled because my file was not there. I was surprised that I had not been informed about the cancellation. I received another notice that my IV was rescheduled 6 weeks later. However, it got canceled again the day before the IV because of the same reason: they didn’t have my file. After taking to level 2 immigration office over the phone, I was told that my file is at (asylum center) in an X state (not my state) where my asylum lawyer is based. No updates since then. It’s been almost 6 weeks. I checked with the lawyer and he told me that nothing is wrong and this can happen. Any similar experiences? I appreciate your feedback and help!
  22. I will share my Citizenship Journey in Chicago IL for anyone interested. March 2015 I became a conditional resident after marrying my US citizen. February 2017 I submitted request to remove conditions sending prove that we married in good faith. July 2017 I received request to submit more proof because we don't have kids. We sent more than 200 pages this time showing that we bought a house together, cars, bank statements together etc. September 2017 I received confirmation of approval and conditions were removed October 2018 I received my new permanent Resident Card (green card) for 10 years. March 2019 I submitted Form N-400 for naturalization (citizenship) March 2019 I received letter for Biometrics appointment. July 2019 I received letter with my N-400 interview information. August 2019 was my N-400 (citizenship) interview in Chicago at USCIS Building. I got there 20 minutes early. I was interviewed almost right away. The USCIS officer was nice, asked me to show her the paperwork required in the letter and a few thing extra ( thank God I brought a lot of paperwork extra with me) and then asked me the civics questions right away, which I passed with the first 6 questions answered correctly. Officer proceeded with writing and reading test (The test was to read "Where is the white House" The Reading part was " The White House is in Washington, D.C.) Which I passed. Then I was requested to stand and raise my right hand to receive the oath to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. Officer proceeded to ask me a lot of questions about my N-400 Form that I filled and corrected information that changed after the filling) Officer asked me if I had any questions and I asked a few. Officer gave a piece of Paper saying that I was recommended for approval but had to wait for final decision. Next day my receipt # was updated online to waiting for approval. Next day after that it said that I was approved and was in line for oath ceremony date and time. Exactly 3 Days after my interview my online status was updated to "Oath Ceremony Notice was mailed" Exactly 2 days after that I received my letter in the mail. Now I'm just waiting on my oath ceremony which will be in a few days in September, ( I will update after ) PS: My husband hired an attorney for my first resident card but I did NOT get an attorney for N-400 (citizenship) process, I would say that what helped me was that I did it as soon as possible after receiving my Green Card, since USCIS already had investigated me recently twice, when I applied for both my conditional and permanent Green Card, and I'm pretty sure it helped because I was able to do N-400 process in less than 6 months from beginning to end because process started on the very last days of march and is ending in the first weeks of September I will have my oath ceremony for name change with a Judicial Oath Ceremony and that usually takes more time than my case. Good Luck to everyone.
  23. Will appreciate if members step up and post their timelines. UserName.........|GC-Date.|Sent.|Cashd|NOA..|Fprints.|In Line..|Int ltr..|Intrview.|Oath.....|Field Office..|NBC/IOE nikha............|09/16/15|06/18|06/18|06/21|06/26/18|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|--/--/--.|San Jose, CA...........|IOE
  24. please share ur timeline! LOCATION FLUSHING, QUEENS i filed i751 on feb 2018 filed n 400 on jan 2019 now still waiting for the interview date
  25. My Oath ceremony was on Monday September 24th at 8:00am. I got there at 7:55, went through security and went to the 2nd floor. There you had USCIS staff checking the oath letter and that you had your green card. Do yourself a favor and fill out the back before just to save time, please note the city where you sign it must be Atlanta, Georgia as that is where USCIS Field office and the ceremony is being held. The staff member will go through the questions with you verbally. If you said yes to anything they'll ask you what is that about. I traveled outside the US so I just told them when I left(month); where I went to and how many days I was outside, that’s all they need. After that you go inside, hand in your letter and green card and are giving a number and you must sit in the assigned seat. I got number 64. They had pamphlets out for 85, but they said only 73 persons would be naturalized, some persons had family members with the as translators. All other guests waited outside. They asked the guests to come in at 8:32. The ceremony started by talking about the process then they had someone speak about voter registration. Voter registration volunteers were on site on the third floor to assist at the end of the ceremony. Then we went through some videos on the faces of the nation; then the director speech and the video speech from the president and there was a musical video finally they had the roll-call of the Nations. This is where they call out the country from where everyone who is being naturalized is from and we would stand when they called out our countries name. In total there were 38 countries represented. One of the nice things was the gentleman leading the oath ceremony saying that after we did the call of nations and then the oath that when we sit back down we would be US citizens. So, everyone said the oath of office then we all applauded and sat down. Finally, the admin staff came out to collect the numbers and give us our certificates the they did this row by row you stood up and then you walked to the right and gave her your number and then walked to get your certificate and shake the hand of the officer who was running the program. Then we were done by 9:00 am Afterwards people went to take pictures the entire process from signing in to get in the certificate took around an hour but from the start of the ceremony to the end it was probably 35 to 40 minutes. I went upstairs to the third floor to register to vote the voter registration volunteers made a copy of your naturalization certificate as that needs to be sent with your voter registration form. Please note you have to sign your naturalization certificate and that signature needs to match what you sign on your voter registration form. The voter registration form had seven items to complete: your name; date of birth; social security; address and that you are a US citizen and over 17 and a half years once completed the voter registration volunteers made a copy of my naturalization returned it to me and said that they would send it off to the secretary of state office After leaving the field office, I immediately went to get my passport application. I stopped at a FedEx store nearby and made copies of my naturalization certificate as you need to send the original certificate and a copy with your passport application. I went downtown Atlanta to the US Postal Service passport agency located at 1072 West Peachtree Street NW. It's a good idea to get that done if you are pretty busy and at this US Postal Service location there is a dedicated passport area where you don’t need an appointment. This can be hit or miss but when I went at 10 am they had probably five officers working and no one was waiting so I got through immediately. So just to wait for my passport and naturalization certificate to return. All in all the oath ceremony was a quick and special occasion that I will always remember.
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