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    07/31/2009 Mailed N-400 to TX
    08/03/2009 Delivery Received Date to TX
    08/11/2009 I-797C Notice Date
    08/16/2009 I-797C Received Date
    08/25/2009 Fingerprint Appointment Date
    08/21/2009 Fingerprint Walk-In
    09/08/2009 Interview Letter Received Date
    10/13/2009 Interview Date
    10/13/2009 Oath Letter Received Date (Right after interview that day)
    10/23/2009 Oath Date (at Orlando Magic Game )

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    • Oath letter

      Originally posted by mh66ii View Post
      I know Orlando has oath every Friday.Was 23rd oath full or there was another reason your oath was expected for 30th?
      I couldnt go for the Oath on the 23rd so he told me they will sent me a letter for the one on the 30th but is the 28th already and nothing..
      Do you think probably they will send me to another one? I am a little concern.

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      • I would get infopass or call CS and have them submit inquiry to avoid more delay if IO place your file in the side and have forgotten about it.

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        • 08/17/2009 Mailed N-400 to TX
          08/20/2009 Delivery Received Date to TX
          08/25/2009 Check Cashed Date
          08/24/2009 I-797C Notice Date
          08/28/2009 I-797C Received Date
          08/27/2009 Fingerprint Notice Date
          08/31/2009 Fingerprint Notice Received Date
          09/15/2009 Fingerprint Appointment Date
          09/01/2009 Fingerprint Walk-in Date
          09/26/2009 Yellow Letter Received with IL
          09/26/2009 Interview Letter Received Date
          10/28/2009 Interview Date
          10/28/2009 Oath Letter Received Date
          10/30/2009 Oath Date

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          • Hello,

            Is there any marriage based applicants, who can share their interview experience for naturalization? Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.

            I have recently sent mine application for naturalization to the Texas, and just got the first NOA, so, I am very excited about it, and would appreciate if enyone else who already passed an interview in Orlando DO will help me out with an information about this process.

            Thank you in advance,
            Cordially.

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            • N-400

              Friends,

              I sent my N-400 application in sept and got the Delivery recd - 10/01/09
              Its been over 4 weeks and I have not received the FP notice.

              In this post I notice almost everybody got there FP notice within 2-3 weeks.

              so Yesterday I called 800 Number and they file for service request.

              Anyone knows how long it takes after service request to get the FP notice.

              Thanks

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              • Something really odd happen yesterday. I was scheduled to come to the Citizenship Interview on 11/17/2009. However, a lady from INS office in Orlando called me and asked when I could come for the Interview.... I told her that I was already scheduled for November 17th. She replied: I am currently working on your file and I saw the letter you attached so I wanted to see if you have time this week. I laughed and said that I haven't studied a lot yet for the test and she was like you should be able to ace it since you have been here for 9 years. We both agreed that Monday would be better which gives me time to study lol. I called my friend who owns a Immigration Service Firm and he says that this almost never happens. I am so amazed by the short turn around time....

                Service Center: Nebraska Service Center
                Local INS Office: Orlando
                N-400 Mailed : 09/01/2009
                Priority Date: 09/02/2009
                Check Cashed by INS: 09/13/2009
                FP Notice Date : 09/22/2009
                FP Date : 10/06/2009
                Interview Date: 11/17/2009
                New Interview Date: 11/09/2009

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                • re nov 4

                  my interview is also on 4th nov i file n400 on august 27 09

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                  • re

                    sorry i mean 11/09/09

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                    • So how was your interview experience this past Monday? Do you have Oath Day this Friday (tomorrow) too?

                      Service Center: Nebraska Service Center
                      Local INS Office: Orlando
                      N-400 Mailed : 09/01/2009
                      Priority Date: 09/02/2009
                      Check Cashed by INS: 09/13/2009
                      FP Notice Date : 09/22/2009
                      FP Date : 10/06/2009
                      Interview Date: 11/17/2009
                      New Interview Date: 11/09/2009
                      Oath Day: 11/13/2009
                      (2 Month, 2 Weeks, and 3 Days)

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                      • re oat date

                        interview went good for some reason there could not print letter out for oath this Friday. she told me should get letter in few days for oath on 20 nov interview was for 7.30am

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                        • My family and I had our interviews yesterday. Each of us were called by a different officer. All were very nice and professional. Interview took 10 minutes. Oath is this Friday.

                          Good luck everybody.
                          INS Office: Orlando
                          09/14/2009 N-400 Mailed Texas lockbox
                          09/15/2009 N-400 Received
                          10/09/2009 Checks cashed
                          10/13/2009 NOA received
                          10/22/2009 FP Notice Received
                          10/29/2009 FP Date
                          12/08/2009 Interview Date
                          12/11/2009 Oath Date
                          12/11/2009 Passport Aplication

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                          • Let me add my experience.

                            ++++++++
                            01/21/2010 --- N-400 Mailed USPS priority to Texas P.O.Box (3 month prior to 5 year limit)
                            01/24/2010 --- N-400 Delivered (First time to see usps delivered on sunday!)
                            01/27/2010 --- Checks cashed
                            01/27/2010 --- Notice Letter Date
                            02/01/2010 --- Notice received
                            02/03/2010 --- F.P. Letter Date
                            02/17/2010 --- F.P. Date
                            02/22/2010 --- Interview letter Date
                            02/25/2010 --- Interview letter received
                            04/07/2010 --- Interview Date (5 Year limit not reached yet, Oath letter to follow)
                            04/26/2010 --- Oath letter Date
                            04/27/2010 --- Oath letter received
                            05/07/2010 --- Oath Date
                            05/07/2010 --- Passport Application
                            ++++++++

                            God Bless.

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                            • Thanks Rico. First of all, congratulations!

                              I'm waiting for my file to be transferred to the Orlando office so that they can generate the interview letter. I hope it won't be much longer.

                              It seems like they are moving pretty fast.

                              Quick question - where did the interview happen? Was it at the same place as where they took your fingerprints (by the airport) or somewhere else?

                              Also, if you don't mind me asking, how was your interview experience?

                              Thanks!
                              DO: Orlando, FL
                              LPR since: 06/15/2005

                              N-400 mailed: 3/20/2010 (to Dallas Lockbox)
                              N-400 received: 3/22/2010
                              Check cashed: 3/31/2010
                              PD: 3/22/2010
                              NOA recd: 4/5/2010
                              FP notice recd: 4/5/2010 (scheduled: 4/22/2010)
                              FP done: 4/22/2010
                              YL: 5/20/2010 (driver's license)
                              Transferred to DO: 6/2/2010
                              IL recd: 6/4/2010
                              ID: 7/12/2010 - Approved - Experience
                              OL recd: 7/12/2010
                              OD: 7/16/2010 - Experience
                              US Citizen
                              PP applied: 7/23/2010
                              PP recd: 8/5/2010

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                              • I just went through the Interview process in Orlando and I wanted to take a couple of minutes to post my experience.

                                The USCIS offices are in a fairly new building in an area near the airport. I used my GPS to navigate to the address and it ended up taking me to a Dead End road, so please make sure that you have alternative directions to get there or that your GPS has a DETOUR option, that's what saved my day.

                                I arrived to the address on the Interview letter. There's plenty of free parking so don't worry about this. I showed my interview letter and then I went through a security checkpoint similar to that of airports.

                                I was asked to leave my letter at a window and to wait for my name to be called. I left the letter and before I even sat down, an older gentleman came out of a door and called my name. He said "I didn't see your interview letter" so I explained that I had just left it at the window. He went to get it and he asked me to follow him to his office.

                                He asked me to remain standing and he made me swear that I would tell the truth. I did.

                                We sat down and he started talking to me about my country of origin, sports, etc. We probably spent about 5 minutes on idle chit chat. This was probably both to calm me down and to check my level of English.

                                After a few minutes of talking about all sorts of things, he started by verifying my identity, and then he used his computer to check when I applied (3/22) vs when I'd be eligible for Naturalization (6/15) and he said "85 days early, so that's OK" This means that they are indeed picky about when you send in your application, so please wait a few extra days once you reach the 90 day mark. They do check!

                                We started with the test. These are the questions I was asked:
                                - What is freedom of religion?
                                - How many Senators are there?
                                - When do men have to register for selective service?
                                - Name one state that borders Canada
                                - What ocean is on the East coast?
                                - When was the Constitution written?

                                Then we moved on to the English test. I had to read "what do we have to pay to the Government?" And I had to write "We pay taxes."

                                He then went through the entire application at record-breaking speed. When he finished he flipped through some of my old paperwork. I saw some of the forms and supporting documentation we had sent for the I-140 years ago.

                                He signed my application, then he showed me how I had signed the N400 and he asked me to use the same signature to sign the bottom of the N400 application and to also use the same signature on the front of each of the 2 photographs I had mailed in.

                                He never asked for any other documentation even though I brought everything you could think of. Better safe than sorry.

                                At this point he grabbed a stamp with the words APPROVED on it and stamped my application. He asked me if I could attend an Oath Ceremony this Friday, I said I could. He asked me to wait outside and that someone would give me the Oath Letter in about an hour. He also gave me a form saying that I had passed the English and History exams and that I was recommended for Approval.

                                An hour later a lady came out and called out 4 names and she gave all of us the Oath Letter.

                                Everything moved fast and smoothly. There were no surprises. Now I'm just a few days away from becoming a US citizen.
                                Last edited by cfiler; 13th July 2010, 02:59 PM.
                                DO: Orlando, FL
                                LPR since: 06/15/2005

                                N-400 mailed: 3/20/2010 (to Dallas Lockbox)
                                N-400 received: 3/22/2010
                                Check cashed: 3/31/2010
                                PD: 3/22/2010
                                NOA recd: 4/5/2010
                                FP notice recd: 4/5/2010 (scheduled: 4/22/2010)
                                FP done: 4/22/2010
                                YL: 5/20/2010 (driver's license)
                                Transferred to DO: 6/2/2010
                                IL recd: 6/4/2010
                                ID: 7/12/2010 - Approved - Experience
                                OL recd: 7/12/2010
                                OD: 7/16/2010 - Experience
                                US Citizen
                                PP applied: 7/23/2010
                                PP recd: 8/5/2010

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                                • cfiler,

                                  Thank you for sharing your interview experience and happy it all worked out fine.

                                  And good luck to your oath ceremony.

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                                  • great news david, sounds like it went really smoothly, and you were well prepared
                                    DO Orlando ( Daughter Became USC Aug 13th 2010 )

                                    In USA on E2 visa since Feb 1999

                                    I 130, I485, I765 etc submitted 8/20/2010.
                                    Priority date 8/27/2010
                                    Biometrics done 10/09/2010
                                    EAD rec'd 11/06/2010
                                    interview date 11/16/2010 ( approved )
                                    10 year Green card rec'd in mail 11/26/2010.
                                    after almost 12 years in USA, got green card in 3 months from Start to finish...Awesome !

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                                    • Received my ID for Sep 14,2010
                                      DO: Orlando

                                      N400
                                      --------
                                      5/28/2010 - Application Sent
                                      7/2/2010 - Receipt FP Notice
                                      7/8/2010 - FP Done (Walk-in)
                                      7/28/2010 - FP Appointment
                                      7/29/2010 - transferred to local office
                                      7/30/2010 - YL (2 pp photos & DL)
                                      8/2/2010 - IL
                                      9/14/2010 - ID passed recommended for approval
                                      9/16/2010 - Oath Notice mailed, reach me on 9/20.
                                      9/24/2010 - OD, missed as I didn't get the notice and I was out of town.
                                      10/15/2010 - Oath Completed - USC

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                                      • my daughter passed interview today in Orlando, and takes oath this Friday Aug 13th. Very quick, easy parking, and nice polite young lady interviewing. She clarified the questions on the N400, asked 6 questions, and issued the congratulations letter.
                                        DO Orlando ( Daughter Became USC Aug 13th 2010 )

                                        In USA on E2 visa since Feb 1999

                                        I 130, I485, I765 etc submitted 8/20/2010.
                                        Priority date 8/27/2010
                                        Biometrics done 10/09/2010
                                        EAD rec'd 11/06/2010
                                        interview date 11/16/2010 ( approved )
                                        10 year Green card rec'd in mail 11/26/2010.
                                        after almost 12 years in USA, got green card in 3 months from Start to finish...Awesome !

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                                        • Congratulations! I'm so glad it went smoothly. Have fun on Friday and take lots of pictures! Make sure you get there no less than 30 minutes early since empty parking spots were hard to find when I went for my ceremony.
                                          DO: Orlando, FL
                                          LPR since: 06/15/2005

                                          N-400 mailed: 3/20/2010 (to Dallas Lockbox)
                                          N-400 received: 3/22/2010
                                          Check cashed: 3/31/2010
                                          PD: 3/22/2010
                                          NOA recd: 4/5/2010
                                          FP notice recd: 4/5/2010 (scheduled: 4/22/2010)
                                          FP done: 4/22/2010
                                          YL: 5/20/2010 (driver's license)
                                          Transferred to DO: 6/2/2010
                                          IL recd: 6/4/2010
                                          ID: 7/12/2010 - Approved - Experience
                                          OL recd: 7/12/2010
                                          OD: 7/16/2010 - Experience
                                          US Citizen
                                          PP applied: 7/23/2010
                                          PP recd: 8/5/2010

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