I do not know about Oakland, but CIS organized NC distribution in Campbell (San Jose) much much better than this. When you sit, they take your oath paper based on the row. For a set of 3-4 rows, there is a separate IO. When the ceremony is done, the same IO comes and hands off the NCs in the same order the oath letters were collected. Takes about 5-10 minutes for the distribution with each IO taking care of 20-30 people I guess. They call about 5 people on stage as a token gesture. Yes, I have heard about Chicago etc., needing 4 hours, so you should really check the data for Oakland. However, in Campbell you can be in and out in 90 minutes ... arrive 20 minutes before the ceremony and leave about 1 hour or so after the start time.
Originally Posted by baikal3
[EDIT/ADD] - BTW, campbell typical capacity is 450 people taking oath.
GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
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