What does it mean that the decision cannot be made on n-652 application, when I pass citizenship exam??

Asked over 1 year ago - Schaumburg, IL

I don't have any criminal record, came to US on a green card, paid my taxes etc.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It means exactly what it states. You were present at your own interview, you must then know the problems you were told your application for naturalization had, according to the officer?

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Tracie Lynn Klinke


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . I know it's frustrating, but there's really no way to tell. Sometimes an officer is simply uncertain how to decide (maybe they are new and want to check with a supervisor), maybe there were problems with the English exam, or maybe there is another file with a similar name./date of birth and they simply want to make sure they have the right person. Sometimes it's a technical issue - for example, if there computers were down or a background check couldn't be performed before your interview, they cannot make an official decision. If you haven't heard anything within 60 days, schedule an InfoPass appointment to see if there's anything else you can do.

    This general advice does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are interested in discussing this... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Exactly that and nothing more.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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