Beginning September 9, 2013, USCIS will employ a new verification tool called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its field offices. Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit.
I had my oath ceremony there a few months back. Family and friends are allowed in but make sure not to bring noisy kids with you because they may kick out noisy kids. Your "entourage" won't be allowed to sit with you though as they will be told to sit down either way in the back or where the jury usually sits.
They will give you a package with a few things in. I remember there was a passport application, a congratulation letter from President Obama, a brochure about voting, a copy of the oath and the lyrics of the Pledge of Allegiance which you will have to sing.
The "Applications for Immigration Benefits" monthly charts listed below provide data on applications and petitions received by USCIS for immigration benefits. These charts exclude all data associated with the citizenship-related applications.
The "Naturalization Benefits" monthly charts listed below provide data on the Applications for Naturalization (Form N-400) received by USCIS as of April 2013.
I just left my interview. Three words: Piece of Cake!
The questions were:
1. Who is the commander in chief
2. State bordering Mexico
3. 3 of the original 13 states
4. Major political parties
5. The president's party
6. Who wrote the declaration of independence.
Reading/Writing: Who elects congress/People elect Congress
badabing badaboom!!! was out the door in less than half hour with Oath letter in hand.
Thank you Immigration Portal...its been real!
On Aug. 5, USCIS will start issuing redesigned certificates including:
- Form N-578, Special Certificate of Naturalization;
- Form N-645, Certificate of Citizenship (Posthumous);
- Form N-645A, Certificate of Citizenship (Posthumous).
The redesigned certificates feature state-of-the-art technology to deter counterfeiting, prevent tampering, and allow for quick and accurate authentication.
My interview Experience. On 7/15/13, I was scheduled for 9am appointment at 26 Federal Plaza. Arrived at the door at 8:20, got through securities and headed straight to the assigned room. Handed in my Appointment's notice at the window roughly at 8:30. The room was packed. I Was called at 10:15 AM. (The longest wait ever if you know what I mean)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today began issuing redesigned certificates for citizenship and naturalization for individuals who request replacement certificates (Form N-561, Replacement Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-570, Replacement Certificate of Naturalization).
The replacement certificates incorporate state-of-the-art technology to help deter counterfeiting, prevent tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication. Additionally, USCIS employs a new and more secure printing process for the certificates to further prevent tampering.
I hit a major block! My interview went with no problems until the very end, when the officer said that my old A-file was missing, and no decision can be made until it's found. I'm heartbroken.
So I just had my interview at federal plaza in NYC. Interview was at 11 got there around 1015. Took 15 mins for security got up stairs around 1030, and waited until 1105 till they called my name. The IO wasn't mean but neither was she friendly, I guess she just wanted to get it over with. When we got into the office she asked me to raise my right hand and swear to tell the truth. Then she asked for passport and green card. We went over the application and then she asked me to read "WHO CAN VOTE" and write "CITIZENS CAN VOTE"
She then asked me 7 questions because I got one wrong.