Does USCIS only schedules interviews for citizenship after the background checks are completed? Can they schedule someone for an interview without the background check being completed?
It seldom happens. I've seen cases where the "security checks" are not completed until after the interview.
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Yes, it does so in at least half the cases (or at least it so states when it looks for an excuse not to grant the applicant's N-400 for whatever reason at the conclusion of the interview and wishes to take the time to "investigate" a bit.
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In New Jersey, USCIS normally does NOT schedule a Natz interviews without the background checks completed. I know this because I sued USCIS over this issue in Federal Court and was successful. They stopped scheduling people for interviews prior to the background checks because the federal law requires that they complete the process within 120 days after the interview or else they can be sued in federal court. Hope this helps you.
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It's technically possible that the checks would not be completed by the time of the interview.
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