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What does it mean when it says on the USCIS portal that my card has been produced? Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer, practicing law throughout the United States at our offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and San Diego, California. And soon to be a third office, stay tuned. We’ll fill you in on that shortly. We’re not ready to make our announcement, but we are going to open a third office and it’s not going to be in St. Louis or San Diego. So stay tuned for that. But anyway, in today’s video, we’re talking about what it means when the online USCIS case updater tells you that the card has been produced or that the oath ceremony has been scheduled. And I tell people all the time, don’t worry about the online portal. The online portal makes mistakes all the time. And sometimes the mistake that it makes is that it jumps to the end.

So, a lot of the updates are automatic and it happens after a USCIS officer clicks a box on the computer and people don’t know what to do, because they’ve had their Green Card interview and now it says, card has been produced. Or they’ve had their naturalization interview and now it says, oath ceremony is scheduled. So, what you didn’t see there are the various stages and steps in between. So when your online portal says, card has been produced, or card has been picked up by USPS, the postal service, or card has been delivered, that means your case is approved, brother or sister. So it’s a really good thing. Similarly, if you have had your naturalization interview and you’ve been waiting and all of a sudden it says, oath ceremony has been scheduled, that means that you live in a jurisdiction where you’re going to be sworn in, in court, and they have now mailed you the notice.

So, that’s actually how a lot of people find out that their case has been approved. When we find out here through our sign-ups that a card has been produced or picked up, then we sort of do our happy dance, and we let our clients know that the case has been approved. So don’t be confused, and don’t be confused that it jumped to the end. That’s just how it works. And that’s all you need to know. So you don’t need to get all worked up about it. You don’t need to be worried. It’s actually a good thing when it says, card has been produced, or oath ceremony has been scheduled. That means you’re done. And sometimes you’ve been waiting a really, really long time, and you’re surprised. So don’t be surprised. That’s what you’re looking for. That’s probably the update that you should be looking for the most.

If you have questions about this, give us a call (314)961-8200. You can email us at info@hackinglawpractice.com. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group, which is called Immigrant Home. If you liked this video, we ask you please, share it out on social and that you subscribe to our YouTube channel, so that you get updates whenever we make videos, just like this one. And don’t forget on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can find me at the Immigrant Home Facebook group and in our YouTube channel, usually at noon central time answering as many of your immigration law related questions as possible. Thanks a lot and have a great weekend.

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