petition for hearing on naturalization (ina 336(b))
If you are filing for citizenship (form N-400) and have already had your interview more than 120 days ago, you have an option other than mandamus: an action under Section 336(b) of the INA (8 USC 1447(b)).
Under this statutory scheme, the INA grants district courts jurisdiction to intervene where USCIS has failed to make a decision on the naturalization application within 120 days after the date on which the examination is conducted under such section.
Section 1447 (b) includes five general elements:
If the USCIS has delayed making a decision on your citizenship application, you can file a Writ of Mandamus to force the USCIS to make a final decision. Our law firm will carefully review your case. We will assist you and recommend the most suitable course of action for you.
HMA Legal Intern