Originally Posted by TracyTN
Yeah - I thought it was ok for the interview to be before the anniversary date but that the oath ceremony should be after. Would be nice to know which it is for sure (we'll be doing this for hubby next year).
Nice to hear that Houston are at least paying attention.
I wish they weren't
The Houston office did not allow the interview, and re-scheduled it instead. I had heard that the Naturalization *for sure* needed to be after thet required period (3 or 5 years, depending on USC spouse or not) but I was not clear on being able to even Interview before the period. There are a few threads around on people having interviewed before the time period had elapsed. It would have been nice for them to delay the interview appointment time on the letter to save them the trip to show up ready and willing, only to be sent home and told to come back in two days. Even better, to have interviewed them when they were asked to appear. Thankfully it's not a big deal, and they'll be able to make their re-scheduled appointment without issue.
We'll see if it's consistent when I go on Nov 16th. I will be ahead of tmy 5 years by a whole week.