I filed my N400 on 25 oct 2011 when completed 4years 9 months of my Legal residency. FP was done on 14 Nov2011. Naturalization interview was on 21 Dec 2011 at San Jose . The officer was extremely nice and cordial. I had an issue of 182 days in one trip and total 846 days away from USA, total 6trips. As advised by Rajiv, I enclosed a letter with N400 about visiting India to see my aged mother yearly who passed away this year and explained the over stay due to my younger brother daughter's marriage as Host after my father's death.
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On Thursday around 7:15AM, when I was two blocks away from immigration office in Atlanta for my Naturalization interview, I had a car accident. A black Suburban hit my car and ran away, my car spun out about 5 times, air bags were deployed, but thanks God I didn't suffer any physical damage. My Interview had been scheduled for 8:20AM
Hi, everyone. Here is my today's interview experiences. My interview was scheduled at 8:10am. I was about 35 mins earlier before my interview time. It was early but there were still a lot of people waiting for their interview in the naturaliztion waiting room. I waited for about 45 mins to get called by my IO. He's nice guy with not too much talk and mostly focus on his work. I followed him to enter his office and he got me sweared. He's very professional and doing thing pretty fast. He checked my green card and passports. Then he asked all the questions in the N-400 form.
Finally my long immigration journey has ended this moning. Oath ceremony took only couple of hours & at the end was given that precious naturalization certificate. Feeling bad to give up that GC but guess in order to get something bigger you have to gve up something !!!!!! Just kidding !!! Man I'm excited. I'm a proud US citizen now. I didn't wait any longer. My US pssport form that I alreay completed last night was turned in right after the oath ceremony at a US post office. Now just have to wait for that passport to arrive at my mail box.
Folks, Here is our experience. My wife and I passed our Naturalization interview and got our oath letter same day for Nov 19 th 2008.
Chicago DO office is on 101 Congress Parkway. There is cheap parking on intersection of Clark and Polk St. $14 for all day. Can come and go out any time. We got there at 12:40 for a 1:15 interview. Parked our car. Went through security. We had our kids with us.
Got naturalised today at Newark, NJ as well.
My interview was scheduled at 1:00 and I got there at 12:50 pm.
I was called in at 1:30 pm and the interview lasted 7 minutes. The interviewer was very courteous. He verified that the information in the form was correct. Asked me to sign the name change form (since I had request a name change). Asked the 6 history/civics questions, all of which I answered correctly and handed me the approval notice and told me to show up at 3:00 pm for the Oath.
I was not asked for any documentation whatsoever.