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How long after fingerprints does it take for the interview for citizenship

Sacramento, CA |

My sister put in her app. For citizenship on 1/2/13 and has her fingerprints on 1/31/13. Is that quick? How long does she have to wait for her interview?

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The waiting time varies by region, but typically she will likely have an interview within 3-5 months.

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The timing for the fingerprint/Biometrics is usually about two weeks to a month from the date of submitted so hers was right on schedule. However the processing times for the Naturalization appointment vary depending on where she lives the average right now is between 5 - 7 months but could be quicker and could take longer.

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I agree with my colleagues, in naturalization cases, the waiting time for interview depends upon the region. In Sacramento the overall processing time for naturalization case is about 5-6 months.