USCIS Will Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants

Starting December 12, 2022, all applicants for N-400 (naturalization) will receive an automatic extension of their green card for up to 24 months. Applicants no longer need to file a separate I-90 to extend their green cards. The automatic extension will be stated on the N-400 receipt notice. The receipt notice can be presented with the expired Green Card as evidence of continued status as well...

USCIS Schedules and then Cancels Multiple Interviews Repeatedly

Update 10/29/2021 This is not over yet! The interview scheduled for 10/28/2021 was canceled on the date of the interview. We received a case update that a new interview date has been scheduled. Original Post 09/29/2021 No one knows what's going on but these things do happen from time to time. Naturalization client attended the first interview in June 2021 and did not pass the civics test. That's...

Naturalization Processing Updates

Update 01/27/2023 Here's a recent sample for the Baltimore Field Office showing processing time from filing to interview in about 7 months. Update 01/16/2023 USCIS continues to adjudicate naturalization applications faster than what's posted. Here's a sample showing the naturalization time frame from filing to interview at just 3 months. The case is processed at the Philadelphia field office....

Qualified Veterans Living Overseas May File for Naturalization

On May 28, 2021, USCIS issued additional clarifications in its policy alert that certain veterans who served and were honorably discharged from the military but are not lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may file an Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) to naturalize under INA 329 even if they are currently residing outside the United States. The policy guidance also clarifies that...

USCIS is Responding Quickly to Service Request Inquiry

Update May 4, 2021 Since January of last year, we have seen an uptick in typos and errors on official notices. We've caught errors almost every month which suggests the trend will continue. Errors include name misspellings, wrong priority date, wrong DOB, missing A#, and wrong EB category (EB1 instead of EB2). We will create a new post to track these ongoing errors. It is important to look at...

USCIS Reverts Back to Administering the Old Civic Test

The civics test component of the naturalization test had previously required applicants to study from a list of 100 possible questions. This was known as the 2008 civics test. On December 1, 2020, USCIS increased that list to 128 and updated the number of questions applicants must answer correctly to pass from six out of 10 to 12 out of 20 questions. On February 22, 2021, USCIS scratched out the...