How long it takes to schedule an Oath after Naturalization interview in Chicago . I have given the interview on October 24th and the got a letter saying that my case will be recommended for approval. But I have not received any info so far on oath schedule. USCIS website about the case status still says we scheduled an interview for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. We will mail you an interview notice, even after the interview is over. Why is the case status not being updated?
First of all, you should never trust or overly rely on the USCIS online case status information site, for it is hardly ever updated on time and always lags, weeks or more behind real events/actions.
Second, your N-400 has not even been approved yet, but merely "recommended for approval". Still needs supervisory "quality control" and "rubber stamping" - can take anywhere from days to weeks.
Last, but not least, USCIS has, by law, 120 days after an interview during which to render a decision.
You can schedule an INFOPASS appointment and find out what is "happening" with your case, when will the approval become "official" and when you can hope to be scheduled for the oath ceremony. (Ask them when the 2 next ones are..)
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You could contact Customer Service and ask for an update. The online system has many flaws. Also, you can make an INFOPASS and go to the office where you were interviewed and ask for an update. Often times the interview has a recommendation for approval but the supervisor has further questions such as the police report ahs not been received on the places you lived, number of trip or extent of time outside of US has to be checked etc... It is normal for such a delay based on the facts of the case.
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I agree with my colleagues:
1. Don't trust the online system
2. Be patient, it has been barely 2 weeks since your interview.
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