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Q: Filed N-400 in June, 2016, had interview on 2/16, passed exams. Officer said he had to review file. How much longer?

I filed my N-400 in June, 2016, had my interview on 2/16, passed the exams. The officer said he had to review my file and couldn't make a decision today. He said that there was no telling on how long it would take him to make a decision. They started using a new software today, and he had some issues and delays with his new software, but was able to update and save the information. How much longer do I have to wait to get a determination? Could they deny my case? He did not ask for any further documentation. I'm confused. I was married for 8 years, have been divorced for 13 years, my kids were born here, and I never left the US. Very confused!!! :(

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Leena Ravindra Kamat

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Dublin, CA

A: Hello! USCIS officers can be mysterious for various reasons - they may be new, they may need supervisor approval, or they may genuinely need more time to review the file if they weren't able to do so in detail beforehand. Whatever the case, if they haven't asked you for anything specific and there were no concerns raised during the interview, then more likely than not, the file review is a formality and your case will soon be approved. You should probably except to receive an oath appointment letter in 30-45 days. Good luck!

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