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Old Sep 8th 2021, 5:16 pm
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Hello all!

Today I passed my citizenship test and took a same day oath in Charlotte, NC. I'm very glad to have USCIS behind me, and with my first child due in a month truly call the USA home.

It was an interesting experience in that it was conducted in an interview room but via an iPad video call. We would go through questions and then the officer would remotely print things for me to sign.

I am very glad that Charlotte are offering same day oaths. I waited around for roughly an hour after the interview to take the oath with 25 other people - no other Brits.

Registered to vote and now figuring out steps for a passport.

Thanks for the help through the years. I'll of course stick around to answer questions where I can, though work has been very busy since the beginning of the pandemic (very fortunate).
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Old Sep 8th 2021, 5:19 pm
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Congrats Tom!
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Great news, and more to look forward to too!
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Hello all!

Today I passed my citizenship test and took a same day oath in Charlotte, NC. I'm very glad to have USCIS behind me, and with my first child due in a month truly call the USA home.

It was an interesting experience in that it was conducted in an interview room but via an iPad video call. We would go through questions and then the officer would remotely print things for me to sign.

I am very glad that Charlotte are offering same day oaths. I waited around for roughly an hour after the interview to take the oath with 25 other people - no other Brits.

Registered to vote and now figuring out steps for a passport.

Thanks for the help through the years. I'll of course stick around to answer questions where I can, though work has been very busy since the beginning of the pandemic (very fortunate).
Congrats. Voting and jury service and the foreign earned income exclusion await…

only another 9 years till you are able to run for the Senate assuming you are already 30…

Any special guests at the ceremony or welcome letter from the President?

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Thanks all!

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Any special guests at the ceremony or welcome letter from the President?
No special guests and nothing from the President. The ceremony happened around an hour after the interview when they accumulated enough people. It was performed by the office supervisor.
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Yah! Congrats, Tom. Doesn't seem all that long ago that you were applying for your green card, buying a home, etc.

Don't feel slighted. Jim didn't get a Presidential greeting either and his was back in 200?
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