Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > Marriage Based Visas
Reload this Page >

Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Old Jan 12th 2022, 2:04 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 52
EdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond repute
Default Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

I'm nearing the end of my immigration journey now and have my oath ceremony scheduled. Although I haven't posted too much this forum has been very helpful in looking at other posts and finding lots of good information to help us complete all the forms ourselves and even initially in helping us with our decision to go the CR1 route rather than K1. We've managed to do the whole process from I-130 to N-400 without any RFEs or other issues. I'll try and help when I can with other peoples questions too. I'll post my timelines for I-751 and N-400 below, the N-400 was much faster than I was expecting.

I-751 Timeline:

09/22/2020 - I-751 received
06/26/2021 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received
07/19/2021 - Attended Biometrics Appointment
08/11/2021 - Status changed to ready to schedule interview
01/10/2022 - Combo interview for I-751 and N-400
01/11/2022 - Case Was Approved

N-400 Timeline:

08/06/2021 - N-400 application received
08/07/2021 - Biometrics appointment scheduled
08/31/2021 - Attended Biometrics appointment
12/01/2021 - Interview scheduled for 01/10/2022 in Philadelphia
01/10/2022 - Attended interview (combo with I-751)
01/10/2022 - Application approved and placed in line for oath ceremony
01/11/2022 - Oath ceremony letter mailed out and appointment for 01/31/2022 at same location as interview at USCIS office in Philadelphia.
EdgeAA is offline  
Old Jan 12th 2022, 4:06 pm
  #2  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 45,374
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Congratulations on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Did you bring your spouse to the interview for the N-400 on the 10th?
Rete is offline  
Old Jan 12th 2022, 4:11 pm
  #3  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 52
EdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Originally Posted by Rete View Post
Did you bring your spouse to the interview for the N-400 on the 10th?
I did bring my spouse, however as I only had the letter for the N-400 they wouldn't let her through security (because of COVID) saying only I could go through. When I got called into the interview I mentioned that to the interviewing officer and confirmed it was a combo interview. He asked if she was in the waiting room or outside and I said waiting in the car outside. He said he probably wouldn't need her to come in anyways but if he did we could call her to come in. Thankfully it wasn't needed. I showed him our marriage certificate, her birth certificate, our joint mortgage documents, joint bank account, some photos of us together and that seemed to be enough for him.
EdgeAA is offline  
Old Jan 12th 2022, 5:23 pm
  #4  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 45,374
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Thanks. When hubby went for his interview, I was in the waiting room and the examiner came out to meet me and chatted for a bit. Our ROC came through the week before his interview so he was lucky on that.
Rete is offline  
Old Jan 24th 2022, 8:10 pm
  #5  
Forum Regular
 
ajmstevenson's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 128
ajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud of
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Congratulations! Also it seems like your process went smoothly and quickly. I am in the hurry up and wait mode for my N-400.
ajmstevenson is offline  
Old Jan 31st 2022, 7:29 pm
  #6  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
Posts: 52
EdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond reputeEdgeAA has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

And now it is all done and I'm officially a US citizen! Because of COVID everything was really brief. Arrived at the USCIS Philadelphia office for my ceremony. They checked me in, then we all went to the ceremony room. They just had everyone stand and say the oath of allegiance and after that everyone went up one by one to get the naturalization certificate. Once I got that I left and that was it. No speeches or videos or anything, whole thing probably took less than 15 minutes (not counting the wait to get in the room and get everyone seated). From entering the building 30 minutes before my appointment time to leaving it was probably an hour and 20 minutes or so.
EdgeAA is offline  
Old Feb 2nd 2022, 1:19 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
 
ajmstevenson's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 128
ajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud ofajmstevenson has much to be proud of
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

That is awesome, congratulations!
ajmstevenson is offline  
Old Feb 2nd 2022, 1:21 pm
  #8  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Feb 2022
Posts: 1
jean2damy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Nearly a citizen now (Plus N-400 & I-751 timeline)

Well done.
jean2damy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.