Green Cardby Debbie McGoldrick
- A ten year old green card, where do my family and I stand?
- Advice on the fast approaching 2015 U.S. visa lottery
- Sponsoring offspring to come to the United States, the V visa
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services warns of phone scam
- How can I reclaim my expired Green Card that I received as a child?
"I just went for my biometrics for my naturalization case, and I'm wondering how long will it take before I get called for my interview? I'm traveling home at the end of May for two weeks with my wife. I don't want to be traveling if I know I could be called around that time."
“Also, how long is it between the citizenship interview and the swearing-in ceremony?”
“I am an American citizen, Irish-born. I’ve been living here for nearly 25 years and have a family of my own here. In October of 2001 I petitioned for my brother to come to the U.S. I occasionally check the dates to see when he may be called for an interview, and I see that those who filed petitions early in 2001 are now being called. So it’s getting close.
“We filed the petition at a time when my brother was single and didn’t really have any roots. Since then he married and had a child, and has a fairly stable job in Ireland. He loves it out here and I know he would do well, but he’s not sure he wants to proceed with the application. I think it would be a wasted opportunity if he doesn’t follow through, given how long it’s taken to get to this point. Ireland being Ireland, he could lose his job at any time.