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    I went to Bermuda between 5/11/2012 and 5/15/2012, and my oath date is 5/31/2012. I checked other threads and I am aware that it's OK as long as it does not affect the continuation of stay. With this five day trip, I am not affected at all. But, I did not see anyone telling us how they can determine at the oath day whether I could still go ahead to take the oath or not. I guess they can check the stamps on my passport, but the problem this time is that the entry date on the stamp is not shown clearly due to lack of ink. I did not realize it until now. Will there be any problem? Can anyone tell me how they are going to determine my qualification? Thank you!
    DO - New York City (Queens)
    Timeline:
    10/23/11 N400 Mailed to TX
    10/28/11 Check cashed
    10/31/11 Notice of Action Received
    11/5/11 Finger Print letter Received for Appointment on 11/29
    11/9/11 FP done Walk-in
    11/28/11 Online Status changed to Testing and Interview
    12/22/11 YL received
    3/16/2012 Text/Email: Interview Scheduled
    3/19/12 IL received
    4/25/12 Interview @ Queens Office in LIC - PASSED
    5/31/12 Oath Ceremony

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    Originally posted by karajan1 View Post
    I went to Bermuda between 5/11/2012 and 5/15/2012, and my oath date is 5/31/2012. I checked other threads and I am aware that it's OK as long as it does not affect the continuation of stay. With this five day trip, I am not affected at all. But, I did not see anyone telling us how they can determine at the oath day whether I could still go ahead to take the oath or not. I guess they can check the stamps on my passport, but the problem this time is that the entry date on the stamp is not shown clearly due to lack of ink. I did not realize it until now. Will there be any problem? Can anyone tell me how they are going to determine my qualification? Thank you!
    Take with you whatever proof you have of the trip - tickets/ vouchers/email etc along with your passport.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by karajan1 View Post
      I went to Bermuda between 5/11/2012 and 5/15/2012, and my oath date is 5/31/2012. I checked other threads and I am aware that it's OK as long as it does not affect the continuation of stay. With this five day trip, I am not affected at all. But, I did not see anyone telling us how they can determine at the oath day whether I could still go ahead to take the oath or not. I guess they can check the stamps on my passport, but the problem this time is that the entry date on the stamp is not shown clearly due to lack of ink. I did not realize it until now. Will there be any problem? Can anyone tell me how they are going to determine my qualification? Thank you!
      Typically they just take it in faith that the travel dates provided by the applicant are accurate. Moreover, in your case your interview was on April 24 and your oath is on May 31, slightly over a month later. Even if you had spent that entire month abroad, that would not be enough to create a problem with continuous residency. So I think it is rather unlikely that you'll face any detailed questions about that trip. Bring your passport and, if you have them, copies of your tickets/itinerary - but I rather doubt that you'll be asked for any info beyond the dates of the trip.
      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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      • #4
        Got it! Thank you!
        DO - New York City (Queens)
        Timeline:
        10/23/11 N400 Mailed to TX
        10/28/11 Check cashed
        10/31/11 Notice of Action Received
        11/5/11 Finger Print letter Received for Appointment on 11/29
        11/9/11 FP done Walk-in
        11/28/11 Online Status changed to Testing and Interview
        12/22/11 YL received
        3/16/2012 Text/Email: Interview Scheduled
        3/19/12 IL received
        4/25/12 Interview @ Queens Office in LIC - PASSED
        5/31/12 Oath Ceremony

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