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recommended for approval?

Discussion in 'US Citizenship' started by lake65, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. lake65

    lake65 Registered Users (C)

    We have our naturalization interview todayin Saint Paul MN. The IO said that I passed the test and she will be recommending for approval. what does this mean? is our application unofficially approved and we need to wait for the oath letter?

    Does anybody know when is the next oath date for Saint paul MN?

  2. baikal3

    baikal3 Registered Users (C)

    Basically yes. "Recommended for approval" is the standard formulation in the case of the successful outcome of a naturalization interview. Technically, the final approval of an N-400 application only occurs at the oath itself.
  3. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    Actually it's approved (adjudicated) before the oath, although USCIS can still pull you from the oath if you're no longer eligible.
  4. BigJoe5

    BigJoe5 Registered Users (C)

    8 CFR § 337.9 Effective date of naturalization.

    (a) An applicant for naturalization shall be deemed a citizen of the United States as of the date on which the applicant takes the prescribed oath of allegiance, administered either by the Service or an Immigration Judge in an administrative ceremony or in a ceremony conducted by an appropriate court under §337.8 of this chapter.

    (b) [Reserved]

    [56 FR 50500, Oct. 7, 1991, as amended at 60 FR 37804, July 24, 1995; 66 FR 32147, June 13, 2001]
  5. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    Can you explain how that relates to OP's question?
  6. BigJoe5

    BigJoe5 Registered Users (C)

    And I thought you hated explanations.

    It ain't over till it's over.

    An N-400 is only “recommended for approval” until such time as the applicant is admitted to citizenship.
  7. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    8 CFR § 337.9 refers to the effective date ( based on taking the oath of allegiance) an applicant becomes a citizen .
    Being "recommended for approval" has nothing to do with taking the oath of allegiance;it's part of the interview result process, not the oath. Even final approval of an application is before the oath.

    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 8, 2011
  8. lake65

    lake65 Registered Users (C)

    Thanks everyone. This helps.

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