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Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Old Jan 16th 2019, 3:20 pm
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I want to apply, but I'm a little worried the application (and the money)! will drop intro a black hole at the moment.
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Old Jan 16th 2019, 4:30 pm
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

For what? USCIS is still alive.
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Old Jan 16th 2019, 4:34 pm
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

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For what? USCIS is still alive.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. For citizenship. I wasn't sure if USCIS was affected. Thanks.
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Old Jan 16th 2019, 4:43 pm
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Going to be a long time before anything happens anyway.
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

I would apply and then sit back and wait. Might as well get it started.

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Old Jan 16th 2019, 4:54 pm
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
I would apply and then sit back and wait. Might as well get it started.

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Good idea. I only have a year and a bit before my green card expires!
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Fee funded operations like those of the USCIS N400, GC and visa processes were not typically affected in past shutdowns and don't appear to be impacted (much ?) this time around either.

N400 processing times range from 3 months to 2 years depending on which field office your case is mapped to based on residence.
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Good news! I'm told by an Irish colleague here at work that her application only took 8 weeks from start to finish here in Charleston!
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

Originally Posted by Steve_I View Post
Good news! I'm told by an Irish colleague here at work that her application only took 8 weeks from start to finish here in Charleston!
How long ago did she do hers?

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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

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How long ago did she do hers?

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Around April last year. She was amazed too!
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

So almost a year ago. Your case may be longer, there's no way to predict.

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That's fine. As long as it's completed by June 2020 I'm good!

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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

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That's fine. As long as it's completed by June 2020 I'm good!

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Then you best not hesitate.
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Default Re: Has anyone applied during the current shutdown?

I'm filing my application in Charleston in October this year. I'm hopeful it will be processed in time to make me eligible to vote in the next election. USCIS has processing times for Charleston currently at 3.5 months to 12 months.
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I'm filing my application in Charleston in October this year. I'm hopeful it will be processed in time to make me eligible to vote in the next election. USCIS has processing times for Charleston currently at 3.5 months to 12 months.
I didn't look to see what the official figures were for wait times, I just knew a friend at work completed it in two months. I'll let you know!

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