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LOVE USA     03/24/2019 16:49 PM

I already share my experience but I have question?
I am waiting from 8 months no interview yet do you guys no how long it will take I went to field office they told me it’s pending.
Any Sacramento filler please share your experience.

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rachelkang1029     03/24/2019 00:09 AM

Hi everyone,

Quick question. Can I change my name at the oath ceremony? Thanks a lot.

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fairfaxn400     03/22/2019 20:23 PM

Hi Everyone,

Recently this forum helped me a lot as I went through final stages of my naturalization process. Here is my turn to share my experience for benefit of others.

I had applied my N-400 application online and the same date became my Priority Date (PD). After that this is what followed:

7/30/2018: Application Received
8/3/2018: Biometrics appointment Scheduled
8/21/2018: Biometrics Appointment
1/8/2019: Interview Scheduled
2/14/2019: Interview (application approved)
3/5/2019: Oath Ceremony scheduled
3/20/2019: Naturalization Ceremony

So it took me little under 8 months for the entire process to complete which is much faster than I was anticipating. Now two days after the ceremony, online status has not been updated and still showing that ceremony has been scheduled.

My interview experience was smooth. Officer asked me mostly same questions as in the application form. He also asked about events since the application filing and some subsequent questions based on my answers, like related to foreign travel, employment etc. I answered all questions honestly, politely, confidently and calmly.

In the civic test I got first 6 questions right so no further questions were needed. These were the questions I was asked:

- What are the two rights in the declaration of independence?
- Who is in charge of the executive branch?
- We elect a president for how many years?
- What do we show loyalty to when we say the pledge of allegiance?
- What Ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
- Why does the flag have 50 stars?

Naturalization ceremony was administered by local USCIS field office director and lasted for about 2 hours including time needing for checking-in. It was held in a large auditorium with about 450 people taking oath that day. They were accepting voters registration there and they also provided blank passport application form (but you couldn't submit it there).

Additionally, this may be worth knowing for future applicants. After the interview my estimated wait time was showing 4 months. It changed a few times over next few weeks, from 3 months to, no estimate, to 4 months again. In the end ceremony was held wihtin 5 week of interview which came as a pleasant surprise. So I would advice to not overthink what it shows online with regards to wait time and all the best to you all.

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nyc.rah     03/22/2019 17:51 PM



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crisa     03/22/2019 11:49 AM

Finally! For any Nashville filers, I will share my timeline because I couldn't find anything for TN while I was waiting for my case.

Filed online: Feb 27, 2018
Fingerprints: March 19, 2018
Interview: January 9, 2019
Oath Ceremony: April 18, 2019

Good luck everyone!

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Tamis     03/22/2019 10:25 AM

Hey everybody! Here is my boyfriends Timeline for N-400

Applied thru 5 years rule - NYC, Staten Island

Filed N400 Online: March 10, 2018
Fingerprints done: April 02, 2018
Interview was scheduled: February 07, 2019
Interview Date: March 19, 2019

He said it was pretty straight forward, questions were "what happened on 09/11", "What did Susan B anthony do" "What economic system in the US" and 2 more that he couldn't remember.

His case was approved on the spot and he is placed in line for oath. On the system is says 5 months... we are praying to God that it will be faster. Anyone on the same boat? Please share your experiences!
Good luck to us all!

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Bcleo     03/21/2019 22:06 PM

Hi all,

Just wanted to share my own timeline since the forum and posts from very kind people did help calm my nerve during the process.

I applied online and was directed to the Holstville, LI, NY field office. My interview was just today, It was quick, it was painless, the IO was courteous albeit he looked overworked. I'm sure it's a lot of hard work in that office.

My case was very simple: Employment based, not married, no children, no arrest. The previous year I had applied for the Trusted Traveler Program (aka Global Entry, a US Customs program for rapid entry through airports) where they do an extensive criminal and financial background check. Not sure if the IO has access to it or not but tonight I checked online and to my surprise my case was already updated and I was scheduled for the oath ceremony.

Below is the timeline, from 10/09/2018 to today 03/21/2019. I'll update soon with the date for the oath ceremony ... I wish everyone good luck, I'm sure your turn is next

Case History

Your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, was placed in line for oath ceremony scheduling.

We recommended that your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, be approved. Your case was submitted for quality review.

We scheduled an interview for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

We are actively reviewing your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Our records showed nothing is outstanding at this time.

We scheduled you for a biometrics appointment.

We received your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and mailed you a receipt notice. It is being processed at our Integrated Operating Env location.

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CentralPark     03/21/2019 20:41 PM

Hello People,
I was wondering if anyone knows if I can apply for my passport at the Oath Ceremony.
Thanks all,

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Mel40     03/21/2019 08:03 AM

Nobody post on this form also .
So do work permit .
Keep trying !

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jospan     03/17/2019 03:05 AM

I am a Baltimore filer and finally after almost 20 months since my PD, I have become a US Citizen! For all you guys who are on the same boat as I was, here's my timeline:
PD: July 22, 2017
Interview: 15th August, 2018 - Decision cannot be made
Scheduled for oath: February 27, 2019 - More than 6 months after the interview
Oath - March 13th, 2019

I had written to the senator's office just before the government shutdown and 1-2 days after the government reopened, I got call from the senators office saying that they will inquire about my case. After the inquiry (2-3 days later), the senator's office responded again saying that according to USCIS, my case is still under normal processing time and no further action is required form my side at present. They said if the status doesn't change even after another month, they'll inquire again. I did one info pass - first week of February, 2019 but that was of no significant help. They just told me that my case is being processed rapidly and no further action is required. Then finally on Feb 27, 2019 my oath was scheduled for 13th march, 2019.

For all those who are waiting, I hope my case progress status provides some consolation. Best of luck all!

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