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Anyone filed N400 online?

Discussion in 'US Citizenship' started by BorisIvanov, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. BorisIvanov

    BorisIvanov New Member

    Has anyone filed their N400 application online? There is an option for it in myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov (where I had also successfully filed my I-90 for GC replacement last year).
     
  2. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Lots of applicants have.
     
  3. BorisIvanov

    BorisIvanov New Member

    OK good to know. I'm guessing it will take the same time to process ... secretly hoping that the "faster data packets" may speed things up :D
     
  4. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    Faster processing in terms of getting the NOA and possibly getting scheduled for biometrics. The NOA is typically sent/received immediately following the electronic submission. Bio notice may get sent two to three days earlier compared to a mailed in N400. After that the rest of the process is based on each FO’s workload. Submission format no longer play a part.
     
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  5. BorisIvanov

    BorisIvanov New Member

    Thanks. My FO is in MN which I believe is quite backed up.
     
  6. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    This has been my N400 timeline so far. I applied online from NJ, marriage-based application.

    Jan 1 2018- N400 Online Application Filed
    Jan 3 2018- USCIS N400 Receipt Notice
    Jan 6 2018- USCIS N400 Biometrics Scheduled Notice
    Jan 26 2018- Biometrics Completed
    Jan 31 2018 - USCIS N400 Notice of Interview Scheduled
    Mar 14 2018- Interview Date
     
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  7. abumiqdad

    abumiqdad Member


    After the interview, within your state, how long does it usually take to get to the Oath ceremony?
     
  8. usadesi

    usadesi Registered Users (C)


    Did you get your biometrics notice by email or snail mail? I am asking this because, you applied online.
     
  9. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    My understanding is that it is a same-day oath ceremony from several others that have attended their interview at the same location.
     
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  10. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    All my USCIS documents including the receipt notice, biometrics notice, and interview notice were first posted to my online account under the documents tab, and then followed in snail mail as well. The documents were identical, except the originals that came in the mail also included the DHS Headers with Form Numbers (ie. I-797C- Notice of Action, etc) and the infamous block lettering stating: THIS NOTICE DOES NOT GRANT ANY IMMIGRATION STATUS OR BENEFIT
     
  11. usadesi

    usadesi Registered Users (C)

    Do you know, if the ASCs accept the electronically received notices or do they insist on the snail mail paper original?
     
  12. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    I can't speak to what the ASC will or will not accept, but I do know that the notice states that we must bring "this notice" along with you. What that means could obviously vary for those that have done an online application, but since the online document lacks the headings/markings I referenced in my previous reply, and since they do advise you that an original will follow in the mail, it would stand to reason that the ASC expects that you bring the snail mail original with you. Did you lose your original or something? Or have you just not received it yet? What is your timeline so far?
     
  13. usadesi

    usadesi Registered Users (C)

    Thanks for your reasonable reply.
    We plan to apply N-400 online, from our state of residence for our college kid, who is in a different state. When we receive the notice, we will have to mail it to him, to take it to the ASC near him, and try getting the biometrics done. If that doesn't work, he will fly home and get it done. If the online notice print is accepted, then, mail delay, lost mail, etc., can be avoided. This is the reason I asked the previous question.
     
  14. BorisIvanov

    BorisIvanov New Member


    Wow, good to see the NJ is pretty fast. Unfortunately, MN is at turtle speed .... at least for me.
     
  15. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    FYI- Just an update, I completed my interview and oath yesterday. The interview itself lasted all of 6 minutes. Well, 4 if I don' t count roughly two minutes of idle chit chat about random stuff. Also, the Officer told me Newark is the only field office in the country that does Interview and Oath on the same day. So, I spent most of the day waiting for the interview and waiting for the Oath ceremony. Last step is to apply for Passport which I am trying to get done by this weekend and will revise my timeline to include that as well. I am attaching a screen shot of what my online account looks like as of this morning.
     

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  16. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Congrats! How awesome everything moves so fast there!
     
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  17. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    Thanks, the feeling is truly amazing-- Applied for my Passport yesterday- can't wait to take advantage of that visa free travel! Still not sure if my case was just an anomaly or if online processing is actually faster. Cause the timeline on USCIS for Newark's field office represents that they are currently adjudicating N-400 cases from April of 2017.
     
  18. BorisIvanov

    BorisIvanov New Member

    @OnceUponAnF1 : Congrats!!!
    Indeed some cases are being processed very fast - perhaps particularly in the East Coast. A friend in Philly applied in January and got scheduled for an interview this month.
     
  19. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    @BorisIvanov THANK YOU! And all the best with your journey!
     
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  20. OnceUponAnF1

    OnceUponAnF1 New Member

    Received my US Passport in the mail yesterday-- visa free travel, here I come!
     
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