Naturalization

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N-400 - Naturalization Experience

Name: 
Handme
Country: 
United States

So I just had my interview at federal plaza in NYC. Interview was at 11 got there around 1015. Took 15 mins for security got up stairs around 1030, and waited until 1105 till they called my name. The IO wasn't mean but neither was she friendly, I guess she just wanted to get it over with. When we got into the office she asked me to raise my right hand and swear to tell the truth. Then she asked for passport and green card. We went over the application and then she asked me to read "WHO CAN VOTE" and write "CITIZENS CAN VOTE"

She then asked me 7 questions because I got one wrong.

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N-400 - Naturalization Experience

Name: 
Eidolons03
Country: 
United States

This week I went for my oath ceremony and I am now officially a US Citizen. 

The process was very smooth overall.

My only beef is that for the interview I had to go to Holtsville and for the oath I had to go to Central Islip. I live in Queens and I don't drive so getting to those places was a major issue. 

Here's my N400 timetable:

Queens/NY 

5 years rule

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My Oath experience in Cadman Plaza

Name: 
Islander79
Country: 
United States

I had my oath ceremony at Cadman Plaza on April 5th, 2007. Reached there around 7:45 AM when they had already begun seating people inside the court room. Once they seated everyone, they had people come in and sign their Naturalization certificate and verify their information (date of birth) and sign their full name. People were seated and also called in the order in which they had arrived. First come - First serve basis.

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Rescheduling Oath

Name: 
Mfondini
Country: 
United States
I just had my interview at LIC office on Monday August 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm. Everything went great and the officer was really warm and friendly. Before I was called in I noticed that everyone who came out of the interview was being given an oath date of August 29th. When my interview was finished the officer said I would get an oath letter in the mail because it was after 3pm and they don't give letters after 3pm. I asked if it would be for August 29th, and she said she was not sure whether it would be that day or in September.
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Naturalization time line and interview experience - New York

Name: 
foxtone
Country: 
United States

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while, but I felt the need to share my naturalization time line and interview experience. My recipet notice was received and/or dated approximately May 16th 2012 and I received a preliminary interview notice letter advising that I should bring to my interview my state issued ID card and certified copies of my arrest. I am not sure when I received the actual interview letter, but maybe three weeks before my interview date which was sceduled for June 21st, 2012 at 3pm at Federal Plaza.

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Decision can not yet be made at interview - two A files

Name: 
immi_info_06
Country: 
United States

I attended the Naturalization Interview today June 10th at the Newark USCIS office. The officer went over application and asked a few questions. 

And then, he went on to give the English, History and govt test. he asked me to write a simple sentence and then asked me about 6 questions, all of which were from the 96 questions on the USCIS web site.

After the interview, the officer handed me the N-652 form, which has the following boxes checked:

1. You have passed the tests of English and U.S History and Government.

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