reasonable_man_03 wrote:It means that your file is complete and that you are good to go. You are actually very lucky because your interview and the ceremony are on the same day. You will receive the exact time of the interview once you’ll send the certificate form. You also need to pay the $375 fees upfront (you’ll be registered for two years). To answer your question : yes it is a formality. I described the interview/ceremony thing on this topic in december.
Feel free to ask any quesitons you have regarding the interview/albany or the ceremony though!
Unless you have something significant on your record, you're good. If you do have something significant, then the interview is more than a formality, but they're putting you in a position to pass. They'll likely request documentation between now and April 24th, and how you respond to these requests will dictate whether the interview happens or not. If the interview happens, the odds increase but you're at the interviewer's mercy. Human nature is to favor passing you, but it's not an auto-pass interview and it's not with some volunteer interviewer they pulled off the shuffleboard court in the Del Boca Vista Retirement Home.
This assumes your question wasn't just lawyer neuroticism. If you have nothing on your record, you can rest assured knowing there's a significantly better chance that you will die between now and April 24th than that you will fail your c&f interview.[/quote]
Thanks for your opinion. I have disclosed traffic infractions on my application (10 fines). Does it count as significant on my record? I live aborad and I have given them the list of fines and a clearance letter from the authority indicating that all fines were paid off. I have also disclosed past debts which were paid off in full before i submitted my application. Do you think they are likely to ask for more info on any if this? I have already arranged my flight tickets and have paid off the 375 dollars.[/quote]
Nope. Money judgments are a potential issue, but it sounds like you paid them off. These aren't big issues. I heard of someone being held for traffic infractions, but it was because they complained about requests for add'l info. Issues are generally crimes, academic sanctions for cheating, These aren't big deals. They probably just want to make sure you paid off your tickets.[/quote]
Thanks. I never had any money judgments. Delayed payment on student loan and an overdraft. All are paid off. With regard to traffic infractions I have not received any request for additional info yet. My interview is confirmed on the 24th April. Do you think they might ask for additional info and may be postpone the interview?[/quote]
They might request it, but they won't delay it. They normally give a week or two to submit that material. You could order your driving record online, and send that to them. They requested mine because I was a cabbie. I don't know if it includes tickets, because I never had a traffic infraction. It's more likely than not that they request yours. It's $10 online, and easy to order. You could also find out if you have add'l violations, because these aren't big issues and you could just amend your app with a signed affidavit.
I don't think you need to be there in person to get any tickets. I had to travel to the criminal court 3 or 4 times, because I had a dismissed misdemeanor ticket from a decade ago that was filed under a misspelled name. I had disclosed something that the court said never happened. I'm a vivid dreamer and had seen Inception so I thought that maybe i lost my mind, which would have been a pretty big red flag.[/quote]
Did they request information from you after they confirmed the interview date, or prior to that? I was under the impression that after you have received an interview date the your application is deemed complete and no further info is required. Please let me know. Thanks[/quote]
I was in a different department, but it was after.
My read was the date just means you haven't disclosed anything that's cause for delay, but not that you're in the clear.