Preparing for the The Oath ceremony

This journey was long, this journey was tough but it is finally happening! My case status has been updated to what should be the “final step” of it all and I login on my account and read the following: November 18, 2019 and “We scheduled your naturalization ceremony“ I can’t describe what’s happening in my…

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30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, impressions of a kid born in the Soviet Union.

This defining event was a key milestone in the life of so many. 30 Years later and so many of us are still working through the transformative impact of this day.

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About my Estimate Completion Date

Last week, I checked my case status online via my Account on USCIS’ website . I went to processing time tab, then selected the form I applied for, in my case it’s form N-400 Application for Naturalization in office service of Brooklyn, NY. You have a long dropdown menu available, and you can basically select…

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What’s After 5 Years of Lawful Permanent Residency?

To become a U.S. Citizen you must be a Permanent Resident for at least 5 years, be at least 18 years old, be able to read, write, and speak basic English and be a person of good moral character.

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From Haiti to the United States

I am so happy that Reginald agreed to share his story on today’s post. Interestingly, Reggie and I virtually met when I used to Livestream on Periscope. We became friends since, and I have to admit, should meet in person way more often. How was life in Haiti like?   The best part about living in…

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From the French Riviera to the Canadian Grand North.

I am very excited to introduce you to my long time friend Gérard whom I met in High School, back when we both lived and studied in France. He is now living and working in the Yukon, a territory in northwest Canada. On my side, I am still living and working in New York City.…

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Case status after Biometrics

After filling for your N-400 form you receive a notice for a Biometrics Interview. This appointment takes place at your closest USCIS Office. You will need to provide your fingerprints, photograph, and your signature.

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Biometrics Appointment Scheduled, now what?

On January 19, 2019, the USCIS scheduled my biometrics appointment and mailed me an appointment notice. That notice finally showed up electronically on my account around January 23rd but I am still waiting for the letter in the mail. The digital one, accessible in my online account, is easily downloadable and printable. With that notice,…

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Becoming a United States Citizen

January 15th, at midnight I finally hit the button “Submit” and filed my N-400 on USCIS’ website. If you’re not familiar with this jargon, they are chances that you’re not trying to go through the lengthy and tedious process of naturalization. If you are about to embark on this journey yourself, or are curious about…

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for starting this Journey with me. I realize that processing life-changing events via writing does a lot of good. This is why I decided to start this blog focusing on thoughts, inspiration and the process of change in life as I expect it to happen to me in the near future. I believe that…

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