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N-400 Re-Interview

Discussion in 'US Citizenship' started by viper78, May 8, 2011.

  1. viper78

    viper78 Registered Users (C)

    Has anyone had any experience with a re-interview with N-400. On my first interview in Jan 2009, the IO told me that he had to go through the file before making any decision. He said it wouldnt be long as he didnt see any issues. I have been waiting since then with no reply from USCIS on my case. They finally asked me to come in tommorow for a re-interview. My only question is, do they retest the civics/english again. I passed both on my first interview already. Please reply ASAP..A few more hours to go till interview.
  2. Vorpal

    Vorpal Registered Users (C)

    You won't be tested again. Since your original interview was over 2 years ago, they want to update your records.

    On a side note, over two years and no word until now? You should have sued under 1447(b) a long time ago. What were the reasons that the IO wanted to go over your file? Were there any complications with your case?
  3. viper78

    viper78 Registered Users (C)

    I contacted them multiple times and was told that they were reviewing my case. No other info was given to me. I contacted the Local Senator and got his office involved. The senator's rep dealt with them which I why I finally got the re-interview. My case is pretty clear cut. I dont have any illegal stuff associated with my case. I dont understand why it took them this long, but I guess I will find out tommorow what the hold up was. Thanks for your reply.
  4. baikal3

    baikal3 Registered Users (C)

    Did the Senator's office tell you what the reason for such a long delay with your case was? Did it have to do with background checks/FBI name check? Missing portions of the A-file? Or something else?
  5. viper78

    viper78 Registered Users (C)

    They told the Senator's rep that the delay was due to my history in America. I came here 16 years ago. Went to university and graduated here. Met my husband in College. We got married a few months after graduation. I have two beautiful kids with him and yes, we are still together. Since I know that I dont have any bad history in America, it makes no sense for them to have delayed this so long.
  6. gaby214

    gaby214 Registered Users (C)

    It is probably because it took you a long time to file Citizenship. I remember my grandmother was asked way back by the IO, why it took her 20 yrs before she filed Citizenship.
  7. Jackolantern

    Jackolantern Registered Users (C)

    Did you apply with the 3-year marriage rule? If yes, you'll need to bring updated evidence to the interview to show that your marriage is still intact ... bank statements, tax transcripts, joint lease/mortgage statements etc.
  8. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    No, you won't be required to take English/civic test again since you passed them the first time around.Sounds like your case was gathering dust on some IOs desk pile.If they required additional information to adjudicate your case they would/could have done so long ago.
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  9. javacafe

    javacafe Registered Users (C)

    Perhaps. Or, perhaps not. I received my green card in 1992 (that is 19 years ago). Last February, I submitted my N-400 and received my naturalization certificate only 72 days later When it comes to why and how USCIS does what it does, it isn't always that clear cut.
  10. viper78

    viper78 Registered Users (C)

    I was approved!!!!Oath ceremony soon. Thanks to all that replied.

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