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Interview experience at Newark(NJ)

Name: 
svasudev
Country: 
United States

Got naturalised today at Newark, NJ as well.
My interview was scheduled at 1:00 and I got there at 12:50 pm.
I was called in at 1:30 pm and the interview lasted 7 minutes. The interviewer was very courteous. He verified that the information in the form was correct. Asked me to sign the name change form (since I had request a name change). Asked the 6 history/civics questions, all of which I answered correctly and handed me the approval notice and told me to show up at 3:00 pm for the Oath.
I was not asked for any documentation whatsoever.

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Military Personnel and Veterans Can Now File Their Form N-400, Naturalization Application, Online

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that U.S. service members and veterans can now file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, online.  

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USCIS Clarifies Effect of Breaks in Continuity of Residence on Eligibility for Naturalization

USCIS announced an update to the USCIS Policy Manual to align USCIS practice with congressional intent and existing regulations by clarifying requirements surrounding naturalization applicants’ absences from the United States. This update concerns absences of more than six months but less than one year during the statutorily required continuous residence period.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  January 23, 2020

FAQ:  Tourist/Visitors visa for people with special needs or challenges || Risk for green card process in joining a small company, unfamiliar with immigration || Impact of 214(b) denial || Requirements for obtaining green card under EB-1C, International Managers and Executives ||

OTHER:  NVC fees issues || USC relocating to India while green card petition for parents is pending || Is original I-140 approval required for priority date transfer? || Effect of subsequent H-1B, H-4 approval on current H-1B, H-4 case || Additional review of a pending I-140, delay || USCIS processing times estimate || 221(g) Administrative processing for H-1B visa ||  CSPA logistical problems || Carrying cash in and out of the USA || Incorrect DS-160 || List of cap exempt employers || Naturalization of children

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  December 12, 2019

 

FAQ:  Change in green card job responsibilities and/or job title  during the process || Variation in H-1B job approved and actually performed || How far ahead of job or petition start date can I apply for H-1B visa stamping? || Parents’ birth certificates || Must we maintain H-1 or L-1 status while I-485 is pending? || Consequences of losing my job on H-1B and revocation of I-140 || Does withdrawing a timely filed application/petition with the USCIS lead to unlawful presence? || 

OTHER:  Naturalization interview canceled || Expediting I-485 || Risks of changing jobs while I-485 is pending -- AC21 || Traveling while H-1B extension is pending || Discrepancy in names || Applying for green card for parents, etc. || Visas for same-sex partners from countries where such marriage is not allowed || H-1B for small companies, etc.

USCIS Expands Guidance Related to Naturalization Requirement of Good Moral Character

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded its policy guidance (PDF, 290 KB) regarding unlawful acts that may prevent an applicant from meeting the good moral character (GMC) requirement for naturalization.

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Discussion Topics, Thursday,  November 14, 2019

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Can H-1B lay off 60 days grace period be taken only once or can it be taken multiple times?

If one H1-B extension is filed and pending, can transfer to a new employer be filed? Is this safe?

If I move to H4 and my H4 is pending for approval, can an H-1B be filed? Is this safe ? 

Procedure and time to get a green card for the spouse of a green card holder

Can we apply 2 H-1B transfers while my extension with same employer is in process with different client?  If the extension is denied, will other two transfers will be denied?

AC21 portability before 180 days 

OTHER:  I have my I-140 approved and it has been over 6 months. If I change my job, do I need to go through the entire I-140 process again? || Withdrawing N400 || TN visa derivative for boyfriend || Naturalization, absence of 6 months || Using old H-4 visa stamp || L-1 amendment || EAD delays || F-1 visa stamping || Receipt lost

USCIS Announces New Locations for Onsite Overseas Military Naturalization Services

WASHINGTON—Today U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it will provide military naturalization services at four overseas military bases, due to the agency’s shifting international footprint and office closures overseas.
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