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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Citizenship Interview

It was November the 14th when I had my interview at the USCIS in Pittsburgh.  We asked our children's teachers for them to be excused that day because we had to leave early as my appointment was 9 in the morning.   We did not want to be stuck in the traffic so we left  right around 7  in the morning. 

We arrived  1 and half hours early but glad that we did because it gave me time to calm my nerves.  I was nervous, I am not gonna lie.  I am not good with interviews, in fact I hate  going through an interview.  

The  place where I had my interview was different than the place where I did my  biometrics last September 4th.  




Thanks to God for giving me  the clear mind, I passed the written, reading, and  oral interview.   Now the USCIS officer  told me that the tentative date for the oat h taking ceremony is December 20th and that they would send me the letter to when and where it was going to be held.  Up until now, I haven't received the  letter which is   making me  worried.  But it says on the  paper that he gave me that the USCIS will have 120 days to decide whether they will approved my application or not.  So,  passing the  interview  does not guarantee that I will be granted the citizenship that I applied for.  

I am keeping my fingers crossed  and praying that they would grant my application.  I am tired of being the  only alien in the family hehehe.

27 comments:

  1. ahh..i bet it would be very intimidating for almost everyone to undergo the interview esp when you think that you need to at least have 6 right in order to pass the naturalization....

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  2. They say oathtaking will be quick as possible or as long as the 3 months sis. You passed the processing na, so good job! Where did you took your biometrics, sa Pittsburgh din? I had my biometrics at USCIS Buffalo and I saw they also have Exams and Interviews held there. Buffalo is closer to us than Pitt so it might be that I will have my Naturalization exams and interview there (I hope). Congratulations sis!

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  3. Congratulations sis! It will be years for us too before hubby and I will take the citizenship exam. It will soon come! Yey!!!

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  4. Good luck on your application. I hope you get the citizenship.

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  5. Congratulations and good luck!! I imagine the nervousness =)) Now all that's left is for you to wait :)

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  6. Wow, congrats on your Citizenship. God will make a way!

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  7. Hello mare! Very happy for you. Congratulations and way to go! Ako din plan ko next year, hopefully.

    Mgmarly

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  8. Hahay! I really need to get my citizenship going na talaga. I better do it as soon as I can. I have not even study at all so I know nothing. I should be studying and apply for it. Oh dear! I hope you get yours mommy. Good luck!

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  9. I'm not good at any kind of interview either...lol! congrats sis, way to go...don't forget to invite us out for dinner after the oath...hehehhe!

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  10. keep the positive thinking sis, you will be a citizen in no time :) Congratulations!

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  11. This is the Law of the Land which really made you to be proud of when passing it through.

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  12. well congratulations in your interview, at least that goes very well.

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  13. yey, congratulations for passing the interview Rose, the oath taking ceremony should be there soon :)

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  14. Claim it sis, you are no longer an allien! Hehehe! Congrats for passing the interview and God bless on your upcoming Oath Taking.

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  15. Congrats, Rose. I hope you'll receive the "good news" real soon.

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  16. Congratulations! I'm sure you are no longer an alien. Maybe the notice was just lost in the shuffle? It's peak season and USPS can be inundated at this time. Maybe it pays to make a follow-up call. Just my two cents. :-)

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  17. I strongly believe you’ll be granted with an American citizenship. I remember my family feeling the same. He-He. I think it’s normal. ^_^

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  18. Wala lang.. Congrats Sis, you can now relax and concentrate on your slimming time.

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  19. YAY! Congrats Rose for passing everything. You'll have it in your hands in no time! I am very happy for you. Mwah!

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  20. I did not get it sis! Why weren't you granted the citizenship when you already passed the interview? Were there any more documents requested from you? I thought once you passed the interview and you'll be given a date for the Oath, you're already good. At least that's what happened to everybody that I knew. Well, let's just wait a bit more. Baka bukas susurpresahin ka nalang ng schedule of your oath. Hehe! Congratulations nga pala! That is definitely a feat! :)

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    1. Hi sis Rcel, there is no more documents required from me but what I am still waiting for is the notification about the oath. The officer told me that the tentative date is December 20 but that was just his guess, they might have move it.

      Hubby checked my status online and it said that on December 16th, they have just placed my application on an Oath scheduling que.

      I still need to received that recommended approval and then the oath schedule, so hopefully all is good.

      Thanks everyone!

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  21. Congratulations! Hopefully they grant you the citizenship. My boyfriend is scheduled to apply for his citizenship as well. Hope it goes as great for him. :)

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  22. Wow! This is great news!

    Congrats! I'm happy for you!

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  23. In God's grace, you'll receive that letter soon. The letter must be delayed in the courier because of the holiday season. Congratulations for passing the interview.

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  24. Congratulations is in order! I remember mine...I had to pass the Austrian history test (in German) and was so happy to get a perfect score! lol... :)

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  25. Congrats Ate Rose for passing the interview and I hope you'll be granted for the citizenship you applied for. God Bless! :)

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