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When will a naturalization ceremony be scheduled after the interview?

We got our permanent residency through the EB-5 program more than five years ago. My husband passed the naturalization interview last October. The online status of his case has been "in line for interview" since then. However, now 94 days have passed and we have not heard anything. When should we expect a naturalization ceremony to be scheduled? What should we do now?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It should happen soon. It can take a few months.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Scheduling time varies depending on where he is processing. He can follow up with the local USCIS (via InfoPass appointment) or by phone.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Once your husband has passed his naturalization interview and the naturalization examiner has recommended his case be granted, he will be scheduled for a naturalization ceremony, which is technically a U.S. District Court hearing based upon the scheduled dates that the court has set forth to naturalize and swear in those individuals. The exact time will depend upon the number of applicants, a number of court hearing dates that have been set and when they're set.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    It appears like an InfoPass meeting is in order. Your attorney, if you have one, or you directly should call USCIS' customer service center and inquire.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should inquire with USCIS customer service or make an InfoPass appointment after 120 days. Alternatively, have your immigration attorney make an inquiry.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    In what city is the case pending?

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Call the contact center to find out or make an InfoPass. Unless issues are raised at the interview, this is too long.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can contact the USCIS through the customer service center. Alternatively, you can schedule an InfoPass meeting with the nearest USCIS office, where you can meet and discuss your case with a USCIS official. If you have an attorney, let him or her assist you as soon as possible.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Without knowing what he was told at the interview, the general rule is that final approval can take up to 120 days, but I have seen cases where it takes longer. After 120 days you can start inquiring with USCIS through their online tools or calling the national customer service center.

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