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Thread: Citizenship interview passed... then nothing

  1. #1
    On 04/27/2005, I passed my Citizenship interview in San Francisco USCIS office, however officer told me that "there was no FBI approval yet". He gave me N-652 where "B) A decision cannot be made about your application" was checked. He said waiting could take "two months but sometimes much longer".

    On the bottom of N-652 I was advised about my right to request a hearing before the US district court if USCIS had not made a determination within 120 days of the date of my examination.

    In late July, I received USCIS letter stating that my N-400 application "is still pending for completion of all necessary background checks" and thanking me "for your cooperation and patience". The letter was signed by District Director.

    What should I do now? Should I try contacting FBI? If yes, what's best way of doing this? My fingeprinting was done in January 2005. Priority date 12/17/2004.

    Or should I try InfoPass? Any other actions?

    Please advise.

    Thank you very much

  2. #2
    On 04/27/2005, I passed my Citizenship interview in San Francisco USCIS office, however officer told me that "there was no FBI approval yet". He gave me N-652 where "B) A decision cannot be made about your application" was checked. He said waiting could take "two months but sometimes much longer".

    On the bottom of N-652 I was advised about my right to request a hearing before the US district court if USCIS had not made a determination within 120 days of the date of my examination.

    In late July, I received USCIS letter stating that my N-400 application "is still pending for completion of all necessary background checks" and thanking me "for your cooperation and patience". The letter was signed by District Director.

    What should I do now? Should I try contacting FBI? If yes, what's best way of doing this? My fingeprinting was done in January 2005. Priority date 12/17/2004.

    Or should I try InfoPass? Any other actions?

    Please advise.

    Thank you very much

  3. #3
    Did you have any probelm begore with your background checks when you got the GC?

  4. #4
    No, had no problems in getting GC, including those associated with backgoound checks

  5. #5
    Guest
    I know it doesn't help, but I think it was nice that USCIS sent you that letter. As far as I know, that's not a common practice...Says something about that USCIS office...

    The background check now includes more database than a few years ago..Long delays are not uncommon ( you can read some posts here).

    I hope people with similar experience will give you some good advice.

  6. #6
    Go to your local representative/senator office and request an inquiry be made on your case. Those agency have to respond to a congressional inquiry.
    You can also contact the FBI to check your status at 202-324-2399. Thats for the GC name check though, I'm not sure what additional check might be performed at N400 level.

  7. #7
    Thank you all who replied...

    Many postings in this forum are about "FBI name check"... It seems quite possible that I am in the same situation.

    Yesterday, I mailed FOIPA request to FBI (certified, return receipt). I used this form: http://foia.fbi.gov/privacy_request.pdf.

    I read somewhere that it is likely they will respond with the answer "No Record". If so, what should be done after that? Anything I can do while waiting for the answer from FBI?

    Thank you

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