The typical Filipina will have no trouble with this interview as long as she’s studied.
But the USCIS does have 120 days (4 months) to issue a decision, so don’t get too concerned if you don’t hear from them right away. Here are just a few helpful hints for the ceremony, but remember things can vary a little (depending on how many applicants there are, the specific venue, your location, etc.).*There will probably be two lines going into the venue: one for the applicants and the other for the applicant’s family/friends.*The applicant will see an agent to make sure the details are correct on the certificate of citizenship.
She’ll surrender her green card and will receive the certificate the ceremony.*Be prepared for a significant wait.
The ceremony itself will probably be about an hour, but it may not start until 2-3 hours after the time posted on the invitation letter (once again, this may vary greatly).*The ceremony is an official court proceeding. Passport at the ceremony itself if agents are available.
You’ll be asked to dress and act in a way that honors the dignity of the event. If not she can just follow the passport application instructions from the Department of State for other locations.
I think you’ll find this ceremony to be a very satisfying conclusion to the long process you’ve both been through. Applying for the very first passport must be done in person at an approved location.
She’ll want to change her citizenship status with Social Security at some point. One last thing: she may want to consider obtaining dual citizenship–especially if the two of you want to take long visit to the Philippines (or even consider moving back there).
Best situation is, if you can convert as a Christian if you are serious in the relationship.
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Once she’s done with biometrics you’re in for another wait.