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    Hello
    I just attended my citizenship interview today and I got a paper saying I'm recommended for approval. How long does it usually take between approval and receiving Oath letter?
    Thanks
    N400
    DO: Saint Louis, MO
    PD: 04/15/09
    I79C received : 04/22/09
    FP Letter received: 04/27/09
    FP Date: 05/07/09
    FP Walk-in: 05/01/09
    IL Notice Date: 06/03/09
    Interview Date: 07/24/09
    Application recommended for Approval: 07/24/09
    Oath Scheduled: 09/18/09

  • #2
    Originally posted by trrajesh View Post
    Hello
    I just attended my citizenship interview today and I got a paper saying I'm recommended for approval. How long does it usually take between approval and receiving Oath letter?
    Thanks
    Any time from one week to 120 days is normal but the most likely you will
    received it between 15 and 25 days from now. So cancel all unnecessary
    trips tell your family no one but yourself check out your family's mail box
    from now on.

    In the meantime, try your best, but don't get crazy, to minimize
    the chance of any event that need you to answer Yes to any o fthose
    8 questions on the oath letter (N-445)
    03/25/2009 - N400 sent
    04/28/2009 - FP
    05/15/2009 - IL received but interview was descheduled three times over a 7 month period
    01/07/2010 - The USCIS interview receptionist called by phone for interview appointment next tuesday
    01/12/2010 - Interview (20 min - decision can not be made)
    02/06/2010 - Oath letter received
    02/24/2010 - Oath
    03/04/2010 - Passport application
    03/24/2010 - passport book received
    03/26/2010 - passport card received & certificate returned

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    • #3
      Hi, I'm waiting for my oath letter too, but did you say there is 8 question on the Oath letter? would u know what they are? Thanks

      4/02/09 Filed I-90 application/Replacement Alien Card
      4/06/09 I-90 Notice Date for Biometrix
      4/13/09 Filed N-400
      4/17/09 USCIS receipt of N-400
      4/27/09 Biometrix appointment
      5/14/09 I-90 Approval Notice
      6/12/09 Appointment Letter for N-400 Interview
      6/15/09 Alien Card production delayed
      7/14/09 Alien Card Received
      7/21/09 Naturalization Interview / Pass
      00/00/09....still waiting for Oath Ceremony Letter

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      • #4
        Originally posted by meanne View Post
        Hi, I'm waiting for my oath letter too, but did you say there is 8 question on the Oath letter? would u know what they are?
        You can google N-445 and download the form to read.

        Here it is

        http://www.ilw.com/forms/N445.pdf
        03/25/2009 - N400 sent
        04/28/2009 - FP
        05/15/2009 - IL received but interview was descheduled three times over a 7 month period
        01/07/2010 - The USCIS interview receptionist called by phone for interview appointment next tuesday
        01/12/2010 - Interview (20 min - decision can not be made)
        02/06/2010 - Oath letter received
        02/24/2010 - Oath
        03/04/2010 - Passport application
        03/24/2010 - passport book received
        03/26/2010 - passport card received & certificate returned

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        • #5
          Thank You so much!

          Ugh!!! I have never been soooo impatient in my life, waiting for this Oath Ceremony Letter
          seems forever and its only been 1 week!

          Pleaseeee come already!

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          • #6
            Mine took almost 3 months...I was getting nervous but it came LOL

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            • #7
              Oath letter - Times differ from office to office

              Originally posted by trrajesh View Post
              Hello
              I just attended my citizenship interview today and I got a paper saying I'm recommended for approval. How long does it usually take between approval and receiving Oath letter?
              Thanks
              Each District has different times. I follow san Jose thread to know my district timelines. These days the entire process is usally done in 4-8weeks at the most.
              OCI - Applied in India
              12/28/09(DayXX) Dispatched
              XX/XX/10(DayXX) Acknowledgement
              ( At least 3-4 weeks)
              XX/XX/10(DayXX) Granted and dispatched(At least 4-8weeks)
              ----------------------------------------
              San Jose,CA
              04/27/09(Day00) UPS N400
              07/29/09(Day91) APPROVED
              08/20/09(Day113) Ceremony
              08/26/09(DayXX) Passport -LA
              08/28/09(DayXX) Rec Passport

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SweetPrincess View Post
                Mine took almost 3 months...I was getting nervous but it came LOL
                Wow that is long...no? I have been reading others and alot got their oath letter within a week or 2 here in florida....its been 10 days for me and I'm starting to worry =[ I will feel ALOT better and be finally feel comfortable when i take the Oath and i really cannot wait anymore =[

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meanne View Post
                  Wow that is long...no? I have been reading others and alot got their oath letter within a week or 2 here in florida....its been 10 days for me and I'm starting to worry =[ I will feel ALOT better and be finally feel comfortable when i take the Oath and i really cannot wait anymore =[
                  Some cases may be a little bit more complicated so that supervisiors may look up more regulation to make a decisions and soemtimes even supervisor
                  can not make a decision and USCIS lawyers may be consulted. All these back force may drag on. But if the case is straight forward it will be a surprise if
                  the oath letter does not come within 30 days for most DOs
                  03/25/2009 - N400 sent
                  04/28/2009 - FP
                  05/15/2009 - IL received but interview was descheduled three times over a 7 month period
                  01/07/2010 - The USCIS interview receptionist called by phone for interview appointment next tuesday
                  01/12/2010 - Interview (20 min - decision can not be made)
                  02/06/2010 - Oath letter received
                  02/24/2010 - Oath
                  03/04/2010 - Passport application
                  03/24/2010 - passport book received
                  03/26/2010 - passport card received & certificate returned

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by meanne View Post
                    Wow that is long...no? I have been reading others and alot got their oath letter within a week or 2 here in florida....its been 10 days for me and I'm starting to worry =[ I will feel ALOT better and be finally feel comfortable when i take the Oath and i really cannot wait anymore =[
                    well, sometimes it takes time to receive the oath letter. don't worry. Your oath letter will come. If you don't hear from them for 120 days, you can sue them or contact one of the congress members. or make an INFOpass appointment.
                    Center: VSC
                    N-400 mailing date: 12/15/2007
                    PD: 12/18/2007
                    ND: 01/08/2008
                    FP: 1/26/2008
                    IL recd: 5/5/2008 or 5/6/2008
                    Interview scheduled: 06/12/2008 at 11:20 AM
                    Oath: 06/12/2008
                    Status: Case closed - Completed. Official US citizen.

                    Applied for US passport and US passport card: 06/13/2008
                    Received US passport: 06/21/2008
                    Received US passport card: 08/25/2008

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by trrajesh View Post
                      Hello
                      I just attended my citizenship interview today and I got a paper saying I'm recommended for approval. How long does it usually take between approval and receiving Oath letter?
                      Thanks
                      This depends both on the circumstances of your case (namely, whether your case was recommended for approval at the interview or whether you got N-652 saying "decision cannot be made at this time") and on the jurisdiction corresponding to your place of residence.

                      Naturalization oaths can be administrative (administered by USCIS) or judicial (administered by a federal judge). Federal courts have the right to claim exclusive jurisdiction over all naturalization oaths in their area; if that happens then all the oaths in that area are judicial.

                      In general, administrative oaths are given more frequently, so if you live in an area where administrative oaths are available, you'd get an oath letter fairly quickly.

                      In an area where the courts claimed exclusive jurisdiction over the oaths, it very much depends on how frequently a particular court has oath ceremonies. E.g. in Chicago the oaths are given at least one a week. But in the area of central Illinois where I live the oaths are given only once every three months.

                      When I had my interview on March 26 in Chicago, the people from Chicago who also had their interviews then, got their oath letters right at the end of their interviews. On the other hand in my case the nearest oath in my town was in mid-May and I was told that I'd get an oath letter by mail a couple of weeks before the oath date (that is exactly what happened and I had my oath on May 14). A couple of my colleagues from my university department, who also had interviews on March 26, got "decision cannot be made at this time" marked on their N-652 and they still have not received their oath letters. The next oath ceremony here is in mid-August and if they are lucky, they'll have their oaths then; otherwise they'll have to wait until mid-November for the next oath ceremony. The only way I was able to get any substantive info regarding oaths was through the staff of our local member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
                      N-400 [Chicago office, via Nebraska Service Cntr]
                      Rec'd date: 12/06/2006
                      FP notice date: 12/20/2006
                      FP taken (Indianapolis): 01/11/2007
                      2nd FP notice 09/09/2008
                      2ndFP taken (Indianapolis) 09/26/2008
                      Interview letter 01/24/2009
                      Interview 03/26/2009 (completed)
                      Oath letter rec'd 04/29/09
                      Oath date 05/14/09 (completed)
                      U.S. pssprt applied and rec'd (Chicago pssprt agency) 05/22/2009

                      I am not a lawyer. Anything I say here is my personal opinion and should not be viewed as legal advice.

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