2nd appointment in NYC

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2nd appointment in NYC

Postby Donald66 » 30 Oct 2010, 02:47

We had our 2nd appointment at the NY Consulate this morning.

We went over our documents again and the interviewer kept our USCIS record, NARA, Census record, certificates and translations.

We also completed Forms 1, 2 & 4.

The interviewer said we will hear something from them, but wouldnt say when.

What's our chances of success at this point? Better than 50/50??

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby sceaminmonkey » 30 Oct 2010, 03:19

did you have discrepancies on your documents? I am by no means an expert but, from what I have read on this site and others is that they do not bother taking your documents if they have a problem with them. post a little more information like discrepancies and missing documents etc. I think your chances are pretty good.

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Postby Donald66 » 30 Oct 2010, 11:18

He requested a translation of 1 document, which we had done locally and e-mailed to the Consulate before 5pm last night.

The main issue is the discrepancy in the last name of our grandfather, father and ourselves. At first, the interviewer didnt think this would be a real problem, but at the end of our meeting he said the final decision would be up to his supervisor.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Oct 2010, 11:33

In my experience, the consulates - NYC in particular - do not formally accept an application until they are reasonably certain that it will pass muster. Think about it: after the first few times your interviewer gets reamed out by his/her supervisor for making him "waste my time on an obviuosly flawed application", the interviewer will have learned his lesson.

I made my final submission in NYC in late June, 2008. Prepared to wait a year or more before hearing anything back, I was very pleasantly shocked to receive my letter of recognition just four weeks later.

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby sceaminmonkey » 30 Oct 2010, 12:33

Why did you have to wait for a second appointment in the first place? And just curious how long did it take for a second appointment? 3 month wait?

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Postby Donald66 » 30 Oct 2010, 14:18

We had 3 USCIS letters with the various spellings of our surname & no naturalization was found under any of the variations. However, the interviewer wanted all the variations listed on 1 Certificate of Non-Existence of Record from the USCIS. So, we had to request the Certification again.

We starting e-mailing & calling the Consulate for a 2nd appointment in September, but didnt get a response til mid October.

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby Donald66 » 31 Oct 2010, 15:40

Went through the papers we took to the appointment on Friday and realized that the interviewer didnt take the translation of my wife's birth certificate (she isnt applying at the time).

He did keep our marriage license translation and the birth certificate translations for my son and myself.

Sound correct?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Oct 2010, 16:03

Best guess is since your wife isn't applying at this time, the comune will not need to enter her birth certificate into the registry. However, your marriage and the children's birth certificates will be entered.

Note that on this consulate page and the associated downloadable form, there is no requirement to submit a new spouse's birth certificate in order to register a marriage: http://www.consnewyork.esteri.it/Consol ... to_civile/
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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby DeFilippis78 » 31 Oct 2010, 17:31

With Philly also it is ONLY applicants and childrens BC and MC and translations. The spouse BC/translation comes in later if they choose to apply under you

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby Donald66 » 31 Oct 2010, 18:18

:) Thanks for the answers! :)

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby UpstateNY » 01 Jan 2011, 01:01

Hello, have you heard back from the Consulate at all regarding your second appointment? I just had my second appointment a couple weeks ago and am wondering on wait times. Thanks for any info!

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 01 Jan 2011, 01:38

Sounds to me like you are on your way to citizenship success. I wouldn't bank on it yet, but if they are accepting docs, that is a really good sign. 2011 might be your year! Buona Fortuna. ;)
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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby Donald66 » 01 Jan 2011, 02:55

Havent heard anything from the Consulate yet, but I race home daily to check the mail!

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Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 01 Jan 2011, 19:24

Donald66 wrote:Havent heard anything from the Consulate yet, but I race home daily to check the mail!


I bet. Make sure you let us know if you make it. There is nothing like hearing of someone's success in this crazy process to bolster the hope that someday it will end positively for the rest of us. :D

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Re: 2nd appointment in NYC

Postby Drew927 » 03 Jan 2011, 07:30

My appointment is March 1st. The anticipation is killing me! Every couple of days I go through every page. I pray that they take my doc's the first time.


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