I finally had my oath ceremony today at Cadman Plaza US District Court, Brooklyn.
Following is our experience for OCI reissue at Houston:
Citizenship Information and Resources Available for Local Immigrant Population
Released Sept.19, 2012
Well, interview was short and pleasant like everyone here experienced.
Officer went through the details in application under Oath.
Didn't ask for any docs.
Asked few simple history/civics Q's :
Who Signs bills into law
Where does Congress meet
( every question was from the list of 98 Q's online )
alright... then when it comes to english test, I warn you not to feel insulted when officer asks you read a simple sentence out loud. He/She is doing his/her job. You may feel insulted to read and write such a simple english sentence.
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This forum made me sleep better on many nights and told me what to expect at every step. Nothing was a surprise from Asylum to US Passport.
Waited many many years and got my Asylum I485 approved in 2002. Applied N400 in Aug 07, FP in Jan 08, Citizenship interview in April 08 and got my Oath in May 08. Applied for passport routine service at the oath ceremony and got my passport in 9 days. My online status still shows my case pending since Oct 2007 !!
I had my interview in NYC. It took about 10 min or less. I was approved on the spot and advised to wait for the oath letter, which I did.
Yes, I renewed my passport and went to COP three times (short trips) - I listed all trips on my application. No questions had been asked. However, being a member of this forum for years, I had all kind of docs with me to defend my decision to go.
No questions about asylum whatsoever. Just wanted to share. Good luck to everyone.
It's not over till it's over...but it sure is darn close!
So, had my interview today...and in sharp contrast to all the horror interview stories I read here, my interview was like from another world. Had the nicest, kindest elderly gentleman one could find, he referred to me as son a few times, and right upfront said that it will be over in a few minutes. Also said that I was lucky to find the easiest lot of civics questions (apparently they have a set of 10 and I got the easy one).