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Old Feb 15th 2012, 2:56 pm   #706
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I mailed my nice packet off on Friday, and got my receipt notice by text at 1.52am today

Much faster than I thought..... Check has been cashed as well.... So now I'll just sit here and wait for the biometrics appointment
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I mailed my nice packet off on Friday, and got my receipt notice by text at 1.52am today

Much faster than I thought..... Check has been cashed as well.... So now I'll just sit here and wait for the biometrics appointment
For all their faults, cashing the check seems to be no problem for USCIS.
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For all their faults, cashing the check seems to be no problem for USCIS.
That's because USCIS doesn't actually do it! All money is forwarded to the Department of the Treasury and is then deposited on their behalf.

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Default Re: N-400 Post your individual journey please! v.2011

So this is moving WAY faster than I thought it would.... I signed up for the text and email alerts, and got one this afternoon telling me a notice has been sent out for me to go for my biometrics.... exactly ONE WEEK () after mailing off my application!!

I know things will probably come to a swift slow down and i'll probably sit for 3 months afterwards, but oh boy..... pretty bloody fast so far!


I'd best get revising!
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So this is moving WAY faster than I thought it would.... I signed up for the text and email alerts, and got one this afternoon telling me a notice has been sent out for me to go for my biometrics.... exactly ONE WEEK () after mailing off my application!!

I know things will probably come to a swift slow down and i'll probably sit for 3 months afterwards, but oh boy..... pretty bloody fast so far!


I'd best get revising!
You could be a Citizen in less then 3 months
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* Stooopid question alert*

Ok, so have mine and hubby's forms all ready to go!! here comes the stupid questions? Can they be mailed in the same envelope or should I send them seperately??

I told you it was stupid! Not paranoid about getting it wrong or anything
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Can they be mailed in the same envelope or should I send them seperately?
You can send them together yes... just be sure that each individual package is complete (= separate checks). Some people put each application in a separate envelope, and then put both envelopes in a bigger envelope!

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You can send them together yes... just be sure that each individual package is complete (= separate checks). Some people put each application in a separate envelope, and then put both envelopes in a bigger envelope!

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Thanks Ian, I knew you would know I was thinking of putting them in seperate packets then in the same envelope so that is what I shall do!!

Ohhhhhh I am SO excited!!!
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Default Re: N-400 Post your individual journey please! v.2011

Got my biometrics appointment through yesterday ..... March 7th... And the good news is that even though according to the website my local office is Lexington, (88 miles away), my appointment is in Cincinnati.... A bearable 15 miles away!
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Got my biometrics appointment through yesterday ..... March 7th... And the good news is that even though according to the website my local office is Lexington, (88 miles away), my appointment is in Cincinnati.... A bearable 15 miles away!
That's handy, it means you can get home earlier with the workbook and start swotting
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And the good news is that even though according to the website my local office is Lexington, (88 miles away), my appointment is in Cincinnati.... A bearable 15 miles away!
Earlier versions of the N-400 instructions specifically indicated that biometrics would be done at the nearest ASC. In my case, rather than driving 210 miles to Lousiville KY, I went only 60 miles to Charleston WV.

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I have mailed our packet off today, now the countdown begins!!
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Hello All,

Sorry to jump in the middle of this thread....

I applied for the US Citizenship in Aug 2008
Finger prints done after few months
Interviewed on Jan 14, 2009, officer handed me a letter that says "I have passed the test but decision has not been made yet". An officer also told me that my name has a positive hit.

Since then my case is still pending, i wrote a letter to congressman but no answer.

In november 2011 I received a letter for finger prints again and on Dec 31,2011 i received a letter for re-interview. I am not sure why they want to re-interview?

I was assuming that I should have received the oath letter for citizenship.

I also would like to mention here that it took 2-3 years for me get to gc, either my first name or last name matches with some one and even i came to US on K3 visa it says on visa too "the person is not the same as lookout entry", means my name has a positive hit.

Please let me know if someone has the similar re-interview letter and what exactly happend?

Any suggestion or advise would be really appreciated.

Thank you
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Finally it's over now!! I went for the re-interview with the lawyer. My appoitment was at 7:40 and after waiting for two hours they called my name at the window. The officer took the original GC and my passport and asked me to go to the door # 2. He walked us inside and all he said that " i interviewed you last time in 2009" he asked me if i want to change my name thats it !! he gave me the letter and asked me to wait outside. After 3 hours wait they called my name again asked me to sign the owth letter. Then around 12 pm they asked me and other ppl to go to different room for Owth ceremony.

Finally, it's over now after 4 years. Here is a tip, like i mentioned in my previous thread too that i wrote letter to congress man but it didn't work in my case, then finally i wrote a letter to Secretary Napolitano last year with documents. I got a response from them in 10 days. They called for the finger printes again with in a month and then re-interview date.

Thanks everyone....
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hi All>>>>>my n_400 time line:
appl. sent jan 3rd
fp done jan 27th 2012 >>>
and that was it >>>>>no update on uscis website >>no alerts or anything .........
IS it normal???
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IS it normal?
Yes, quite normal. It'll be another 2 or so months before you hear anything.

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