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What is the average wait time for a citizenship interview?

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2022 | Blog, Citizenship |

Part of the process of getting naturalized in Illinois is receiving your citizenship interview. This is usually one of the very last things you need to go through before you can get your final approval. However, the time that it takes to get to this point is a matter of sharp concern for many people. There is no set minimum time to get a response.

The length of your interview wait may vary

Immigration is a process that consists of many parts. One of the most crucial elements of the entire experience is the citizenship interview you can ultimately look forward to. The time that it takes to get to this point will vary according to a number of factors. The most important factor to be aware of is that you need to know who is handling your case.

In most situations, your wait will depend on the USCIS field office that has been given the assignment of handling your interview. But there is no set time limit on how long it may take them to get around to your case. The amount of time between submitting your naturalization application and getting your interview can vary from office to office.

Some field offices take longer than others

Certain parts of the process, such as your citizenship text, need to be completed before you can pass to the final stage of naturalization. The biggest impediment to your progress may be the field office that you are dealing with.

Many of these offices are bogged down with requests. This makes processing a slow and tedious task. Certain centers, such as the ones in El Paso and Los Angeles, are taking over a year. The area you are in will be the main factor in determining how long you wait.

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