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Old Mar 17th 2012, 10:23 pm   #736
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Received my interview letter today April 19th at 2.30pm..... Only bummer is I have to drive to Louisville which kinda sucks, but hey ho!
You're in Cincy... what's that - 1.5 hours? I had to drive 3.5 hours to get to Louisville! Anyway... it'll be worth it.

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Only bummer is I have to drive to Louisville which kinda sucks, but hey ho!
That gives you a chance to play the CD on the way to try and help remember the answers to those famous 10 questions.
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We received our biometric appt, April 4th....

So fortunate that our closest USCIS office is about 3 buildings away from where hubby works, and about 40 mins from home! Reading everyone else's experiences makes me realise how lucky that is!!
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You're in Cincy... what's that - 1.5 hours? I had to drive 3.5 hours to get to Louisville! Anyway... it'll be worth it.

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Yeah, about 1.5 hours.... no biggie really, considering what is at the end of it

I'm already planning my post-oath-ceremony party!
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Yeah, about 1.5 hours.... no biggie really, considering what is at the end of it

I'm already planning my post-oath-ceremony party!
Cool! I dressed up like the Statue of Liberty at my husband's oath ceremony party! It was a complete surprise to him...LOL

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Put the application in the post March 10
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Finally naturalized last Wednesday, 21st March at a ceremony with 752 other people in Lowell Auditorium, MA.

I'd originally sent my application (3 months exactly before my 5 years as an LPR was up) in late September, had my biometrics in October and my interview in early December.

The ceremony itself was a little underwhelming, lasting approximately 8 minutes (and that including padding out with pre-recorded music) after a 3-hour wait in cramped seats. To be honest I was gagging to get out of there by the time it was all done and dusted.

Still - it's all over now, and I'm glad to finally be a citizen (just like my gorgeous little daughter!)
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Finally naturalized last Wednesday, 21st March at a ceremony with 752 other people in Lowell Auditorium, MA.

I'd originally sent my application (3 months exactly before my 5 years as an LPR was up) in late September, had my biometrics in October and my interview in early December.

The ceremony itself was a little underwhelming, lasting approximately 8 minutes (and that including padding out with pre-recorded music) after a 3-hour wait in cramped seats. To be honest I was gagging to get out of there by the time it was all done and dusted.

Still - it's all over now, and I'm glad to finally be a citizen (just like my gorgeous little daughter!)
FANTASTIC me old mucker, fancy a drink to celebrate
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Finally naturalized last Wednesday, 21st March at a ceremony with 752 other people in Lowell Auditorium, MA.

I'd originally sent my application (3 months exactly before my 5 years as an LPR was up) in late September, had my biometrics in October and my interview in early December.

The ceremony itself was a little underwhelming, lasting approximately 8 minutes (and that including padding out with pre-recorded music) after a 3-hour wait in cramped seats. To be honest I was gagging to get out of there by the time it was all done and dusted.

Still - it's all over now, and I'm glad to finally be a citizen (just like my gorgeous little daughter!)
Nice one. My Lowell ceremony was a little longer than that. But yeah, lots of sitting around!

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Quick question: so studying for the civics test, have my 100 questions...

On some of the questions there are multiple answers, do we need to know/answer ALL of them, or will 1 answer suffice, for example:

What is an ammendment
a change
an addition to

Would I need to answer both, or just 1. It isn't always obvious as some of the answers given are the same just worded differently.

I know this is a silly question, but I don't want to think 1 thing and end up un-prepared.

Our interview letters have been mailed out, we are just waiting to find out the date
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Quick question: so studying for the civics test, have my 100 questions...

On some of the questions there are multiple answers, do we need to know/answer ALL of them, or will 1 answer suffice, for example:

What is an ammendment
a change
an addition to

Would I need to answer both, or just 1. It isn't always obvious as some of the answers given are the same just worded differently.

I know this is a silly question, but I don't want to think 1 thing and end up un-prepared.

Our interview letters have been mailed out, we are just waiting to find out the date
You only need to give one answer per question.

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Thanks Rene, I was starting to panic a bit there.....
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