Citizenship Interviews - Decision Not Yet Made Status

NoelB

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#1
Hello, I thought I would start a thread for those with a Decision Not Yet Made status after their Citizenship interview. My citizenship interview was on April 18 in Chicago. My GC is employment based. Both my wife and I interviewed on the same day.

My wife's interview went without issues. She got a friendly officer and she was told her n-400 was approved and we saw the USCIS status online changed to approved and that she will hear about oath ceremony info

My interview resulted in a Decision not yet made. The officer was quite reserved and seemed a bit unfriendly/stern. He asked for my GC, drivers license, passport, appt letter. He looked at my passport and asked for my old ones. I stated I did not bring it as they expired. He stated, how am I to verify if you didn't travel outside the country for more than 6 months to a year. I wasn't sure how to answer. I weakly stated that I think all my travel is in there. In actuality, I received my new passport two years before my green card. So it had all 5 years of travel during the time I had my Green Card. All the other questions I was able to answer without issues. I passed my Civics/English test. After he handed me the Decision not yet made letter, I asked him what's the next step in the process. He stated, you have to wait and i will hear in 6 weeks or so. He also said something about going through the application thoroughly as this is a naturalization application.

I did have 12+ trips abroad in the 5 years I had the GC. Most of them were for business and lasting about a week each.

The officer asked for no other docs. If folks have a Decision not yet made status, would be great to hear your experience and what the outcome was? Comments welcome.
 
#2
Don't worry, this is a typical review/response - keep checking your online status, usually it will change in the next week or so (see the last couple of lines in my signature line below)
 

NoelB

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#4
Hi Folks, it has been 3 weeks since my interview and the status is still Decision not yet made. Any thoughts on what could help?
 

NoelB

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#5
My case was approved as of this morning. Waiting to be scheduled for oath ceremony. I followed up via calls and also wrote a letter to the IO. I don't know if any of that helped.
 
#7
Hi Soap, please let us know how it went. My husband is in a similar position. He got denied in 2015 due to his divorce in 2012 after 6 years of marriage. He got LPR through that wife. He's thinking of reapplying next year after 5 years of GMC so looking at the likelihood of citizenship success. I'm a USC but I know our marriage has no bearing on his citizenship outcome. So wish we had met years earlier as I know we are soulmates. Anyhow good luck to everyone!
 
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