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Consular Processing Experience

Name: 
user4567
State: 
CA
Country: 
United States

Interview Date: Feb 2009
Consulate: Chennai, India

Jan 28, 2009: Called panel doctor Vijayalakshmi and fixed an appointment for Jan 31st, 11 AM.

30th Jan 2009:
Reached Lister Labs at 6:30 AM and no one was there. Security opened the gate and gave us the first token. We were out by 8:30 AM. Collected Sealed envelope at 4:30 PM. X-Ray, blood test cost: Rs 810.

31st Jan 2009:

Green Card: 

Never Forget Passing the US Citizenship Interview

Name: 
Johnson
Country: 
United States

On the date of my first interview in the city of Hartford, I felt i got my feet back on the ground since i been waiting for so long for the past of half year. The whole first interview took around 40 minutes and DID NOT pass, because the Adjudications Officers claims my application missed 3 pieces of evidences that I suppose to bring them with me.
1. The past 2 years tax reports, including the State and Federal tax reports.
2. The IRS document I-1722, which states my pervious tax filing status.

Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Consular Processing Experience

Name: 
user4567
State: 
CA
Country: 
United States

Category: IR5 (parents)

Interview Date: Feb 2009
Consulate: Chennai, India

Jan 28, 2009: Called panel doctor Vijayalakshmi and fixed an appointment for Jan 31st, 11 AM.

30th Jan 2009:
Reached Lister Labs at 6:30 AM and no one was there. Security opened the gate and gave us the first token. We were out by 8:30 AM. Collected Sealed envelope at 4:30 PM. X-Ray, blood test cost: Rs 810.

31st Jan 2009:

Citizenship Interview

Name: 
DS
Country: 
United States

I was relatively surpised at how quickly my papers were processed since I applied at the end of Oct 2008 and my interview was scheduled for middle of Feb, 2009.

The officer had a huge file and first started by validating my name. He even had my birth certificate, which I never submitted, and asked me to verify all the information on that. After verifying the name, he went through all questions from the N400.

Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Got Approved Today and I am Waiting for the Oath Ceremony

Name: 
Simon
Country: 
United States

I'm on the west coast (California):
Application Mailed: Sep, 2008
Finger Printing: Oct, 2008
Interview: Jan, 2009

Here are a few things worth mentioning:

- Dont take your cell phone with you. One of the offices(fingerprints) didn't allow them at all. The other office wouldn't let me take my cell phone in as it had a camera on it.

Take all your old passports (as well as your current one) that include entry into the U.S since getting your green card.

Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Got Approved Yesterday and Waiting for the Oath Ceremony

Name: 
IndyGirl
Country: 
United States

Following are my Dates:
Application Mailed: Sep, 2008
Priority Date: Sep, 2008
Finger Printing: Oct, 2008
Interview: Jan, 2009

My Interview was scheduled at 10:00 am today. Reached the location at around 9.35 am. Submitted the forms and were asked to wait for the name to be called.

Citizenship and Naturalization: 

Interview Passed and Recommended for Approval

Name: 
washburn
Country: 
United States

They ran out of slots for the 10/30 oath about 7 people before me, so after that all of us got the N652 with "civics test/English passed" and "congratulations; it seems you are eligible...etc etc checked off, and when they handed it to to us they said our oath letters will be in the mail soon.

Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Green Card: 
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