Monday, April 1, 2013

The best laid plans...

... of mice and men
often go awry.

So after hemming and hawing for weeks, we decided to send our N-400s last March 13 in a single mail envelope (we placed each application in a separate manila folder inside the USPS Express Mail envelope). Our goal was to try and get biometrics & interview schedules for the same day.

Finally received our fingerprint notices today and we did get our wish. Hubby and I are scheduled to go on the same day.

Unfortunately, our schedule is set for 8am. Now, THAT, I did not plan for. I never read this (and by this, I mean childcare) in any of the forums I read before deciding to try for identical schedules.

The good news is that Swe-cha's school is on Spring Recess that week so he'll be attending daycare and daycare opens 7am. He need not be absent from school that day. The not-so-good-news is that in order to make it to the biometrics center by 8a, we'd have to drop Swe-cha off at daycare by 7a - we'd have to be up & prepping him up by 6a.

Poor baby.

So there you go. For those of you thinking that it's such a great idea to have the same interview & fingerprinting schedule ? It only is if you don't have to worry about school or child care.

N-400 timeline
Mailed via USPS Expressmail - 3/12/2013
Priority Date - 3/15/2013
NOA received - 3/19/2013
Biometrics notice received - 4/1/2013
Biometrics scheduled for 4/16/2013

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