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Can my citizenship application be denied?

Having your citizenship application denied can be scary. The N-400, Application for Naturalization is a complicated form, though, so denials aren’t as uncommon as one might hope. In fact, about 10% of all N-400 applications are denied.

How long does it take to hear back from citizenship application?

The national average processing time for naturalization (citizenship) applications is a little over 8 months, as of May 31, 2020. But that’s just the application processing wait time (see “Understanding USCIS Processing Times” below). The overall naturalization process involves more steps and a longer timeline.

Does Uscis update case status?

Does USCIS update your case status as something like “RFE Response Received” after it receives your RFE response for an H1B visa? Yes it does. As soon as they receive the response, they update your case status “request for additional evidence has been received”.

What happens after Uscis case is approved?

After USCIS approves your petition, they will transfer your case to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) for pre-processing. The first step in this processing is the creation of your case in our system. Once this is complete, we will send you a Welcome Letter by e-mail or physical mail.

How often does Uscis update processing time?

Processing times are generally updated on a monthly basis. For non-pilot forms, we will continue to use our old method to calculate processing times, but will add an upper limit that is generally 130% of the processing time. We calculate processing times by using historical data of completed cases.

Can I stay in the US while waiting for adjustment of status?

When you use AOS, you’ll be able to stay in the United States while your application is processed, even if your visa expires before your green card is approved. The alternative to AOS is consular processing, which is when you apply for a green card from outside the United States.