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Expedited passport after naturalization

#1 rb1234

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:19 AM

I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.

I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 04:59 AM

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 04:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.

I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!



You can apply for a passport but this will take 48 hours at least, you can ask the passport agency how quick they can process the passport, and probably you will pay extra amount of money to get your passport expedited quickly..

I was also granted naturalization under 319b last June.. My ticket is already booked and I have to stay five days in the US, so I dont have to change my ticket because I am obliged to come back.. Luckily, after the interview, they did the oath same day.. but after the next day I had to leave.. Since they confiscated my greencard and I am going back overseas, I had to show my original naturalization certificate and I did not have any problem.

When I came back in the Middle East, I quickly made an appointment to the embassy where we at and applied for passport.. The consul gave me a hardtime when I was redeeming my passport but it went okay.. He told me that it is illegal to enter/exit the US without US passport.. I told him since I need to come back because of my orders I had to leave and I am running out of time.. He told me that he was just educating me, because some fellas is not aware about it.. but I made a comment on his statement briefly "dont you think I can enter the US with a Foreign Passport without a visa or greencard with me?" then I left after he handed my passport.. I felt guilty for being rude, but he deserves that..

If you can stay for another 4 days in the states after the oath, just apply your passport there.... But to tell you the truth, some service centers does not do oathtaking at the same time.. You will have to wait and it will depend on how many days.. Some took a month before the oathtaking, some just took few weeks.... But maybe you can try to talk to the Officer and ask him if you can take the oath same day.. If not, you may have to wait till you get the notice letter again for oathtaking.. By the way, what service center are you assigned?

Dont forget to bring all the original documents with you, all that you put in the N400 packet.. Some Officers are very strict and are realling looking for original documents.. and Review the USCIS flashcards real good..


Goodluck!

Edited by Completely, 01 September 2008 - 05:04 AM.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:57 PM

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 04:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.

I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!


have the same question, attending oath ceremony in 25th Sep and have to leave in early Oct, do I need to show travel doc in order to get expidite passport...?
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#4 NickD

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE (hellokittymm @ Sep 1 2008, 11:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 04:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.

I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!


have the same question, attending oath ceremony in 25th Sep and have to leave in early Oct, do I need to show travel doc in order to get expidite passport...?


"The State Department says that if you are scheduled to leave the country within 14 days, you can call its toll-free line, (877) 487-2778, to make an appointment at one of its Regional Passport Agencies, including one in Los Angeles. Making an appointment is free."

If you type in "Get US Passport Fast" in google, a whole bunch of places are listed stating you can get your passport in as little as six hours, but have no idea how reliable these services are.

http://www.travel.st...encies_913.html

List cities where you can directly apply for a passport after making an appointment.

But then there is the question of saying the oath after the interview, the one thing my wife didn't do was ask to speak to a supervisor after she was put through the wringer by her interviewer. While she did pass, just wanted to get out of there, maybe that's why they don't let USC spouses go in. Wife's friend call me yesterday, the one that lives near St. Louis and has to go to Chicago, she was always 9 months ahead of my wife, but my wife will get her USC before her, had a rough time at the interview and waiting close to four months now for her oath ceremony and asked me for advice. Some interviewers as reported here are reasonable, others go to the nth degree.

Tomorrow is my wife's day, have to remember to set the alarm clock for 4:00 AM, oh, and to top off the gas tank tonight.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.
Half true; you need the US passport to re-enter US, but not necessarily to leave (no check on that score--speaking as one who actually left on a Canuck passport after naturalisation and reentered on US).

So, you can book a return ticket overseas as early as 5 hours after the ceremony (allowing 2 hours to get to Liberty Airport, and 3 hours ahead to check in), and then apply for US passport at the consulate/embassy overseas.

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 05:19 AM)
I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:39 AM

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(cool.gif - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.

I can't quite get a clear answer as to how quickly I can get my US passport. I will have proof of travel - is it true that with this documentation I can make an appointment at a US Passport agency office (I know that one of the 10 of these offices are in NY) and have my passport issued the same day?

Any help/experience with a similar situation would be appreciated!


When is your interview? How did things go? My wife and I are applying for her citizenship based on my employment abroad with a US company. I am very interested in hearing how your interview goes as most other 319b'ers are military.
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2008-07-18 (Day 158) Interview (approved)
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#7 lucyrich

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (CherryXS @ Sep 2 2008, 05:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rb1234 @ Sep 1 2008, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I applied for US Citizenship through 319(B) - we are living overseas, husband is US Citizen with US firm etc.

I received my notice for interview/oath ceremony last week and I am scheduled to appear in Newark, NJ.

As we live overseas I am flying back specifically for the interview and I am trying to figure out quickly after the interview/oath I can book my return ticket. I understand that once I have taken the oath that I am an American citizen and require a US passport to leave/enter the country.
Half true; you need the US passport to re-enter US, but not necessarily to leave (no check on that score--speaking as one who actually left on a Canuck passport after naturalisation and reentered on US).


Actually the law requires that US Citizens have a passport in order to leave the US (with a few exceptions still in place for Canada/Mexico/Carribean). It's just that they generally don't check at the time you exit.

See INA 215b, or 8 USC 1185 b

(b) Citizens
Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may authorize and prescribe, it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter, the United States unless he bears a valid United States passport.


If you try to get your passport while already in a foreign country where a passport is required, and if it's obvious that you left before the passport agency issued you a passport, you may have some explaining to do. It's probably not a serious violation, but it is a violation of the law.

That "except as otherwise provided by the President" language is what allows the administration to authorize passport-free travel to and from Canada, Mexico, and the Carribean, and I suspect that may be part of why you had no troubles in Canada.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:44 AM

essentially same day service is available. it all depends on what you are willing to pay for that service.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:18 AM

QUOTE (fwaguy @ Sep 16 2008, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
essentially same day service is available. it all depends on what you are willing to pay for that service.



This is just an update for information as I was posted the original question!

I applied for US citizenship with a 319(cool.gif - my interview/oath ceremony (same day in Newark) was in October and I wanted to return home as soon as possible so was curious about how quickly I could get my US passport.

I had my US passport the day after my interview/oath ceremony and was set to fly home by following these steps:

1. Based on the day of my interview/oath ceremony (ie. Oct 23) I wanted to get my passport on Oct 24th. I called the US passport agency 14 days prior to the 24th to schedule an appt. I took the first appt of the day which was 7:30am so that I wouldn't get caught in any backlog.

2. I passed my test/interview had my oath ceremony and received my certificate on the 23rd. Showed up at the US passport agency on the 24th at 7:30am. I was the first person through - filled out the application form, showed my proff of travel within the 14 day rqmt, paid $65 or $75, was given a receipt and was told to come back at 10am.

3. I arrived a little earlier and at 9:45am I had my passport. It was a very quick and painless process!!
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:40 AM

Thankyou for the upate. I'm glad it all worked out well for you.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (rb1234 @ Nov 21 2008, 02:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (fwaguy @ Sep 16 2008, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
essentially same day service is available. it all depends on what you are willing to pay for that service.



This is just an update for information as I was posted the original question!

I applied for US citizenship with a 319(cool.gif - my interview/oath ceremony (same day in Newark) was in October and I wanted to return home as soon as possible so was curious about how quickly I could get my US passport.

I had my US passport the day after my interview/oath ceremony and was set to fly home by following these steps:

1. Based on the day of my interview/oath ceremony (ie. Oct 23) I wanted to get my passport on Oct 24th. I called the US passport agency 14 days prior to the 24th to schedule an appt. I took the first appt of the day which was 7:30am so that I wouldn't get caught in any backlog.

2. I passed my test/interview had my oath ceremony and received my certificate on the 23rd. Showed up at the US passport agency on the 24th at 7:30am. I was the first person through - filled out the application form, showed my proff of travel within the 14 day rqmt, paid $65 or $75, was given a receipt and was told to come back at 10am.

3. I arrived a little earlier and at 9:45am I had my passport. It was a very quick and painless process!!


Wow.

That's fantastic. Where can I find one of the "passport agencies"? I assume we are not talking about the post office, where we were planning on turning in my wife's forms.

Also, is this just for newly-naturalized individuals or do you think we get one that quickly for our newborn as well?
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2007-08-09 Married
2008-02-15 (Day 1) Filed I-130 for CR-1
2008-02-20 (Day 6) Received RFE
2008-02-21 (Day 7) Returned RFE
2008-02-26 (Day 12) Credit card charged $355
2008-05-15 (Day 92) Received RFE
2008-05-16 (Day 93) Returned RFE
2008-06-11 (Day 119) Received RFE in the form of face-to-face interview on 17 June.
2008-06-17 (Day 125) RFE interview
2008-06-23 (Day 131) Received Packet 3
2008-06-24 (Day 132) Returned Checklist, DS-230
2008-07-03 (Day 141) Received Packet 4
2008-07-09 (Day 147) Medical (approved)
2008-07-18 (Day 158) Interview (approved)
2008-07-22 (Day 162) Passport and visa in hand
2008-07-25 (Day 165) POE - Atlanta, GA

ROC
2010-05-25 (Day 1) Mailed off I-751, check, and evidence to VSC
2010-06-07 (Day 15) Received NOA1, dated 2010-05-27
2010-07-30 (Day 66) Received Bio Appt letter, scheduled for 2010-08-16; will be out of town
2010-07-30 (Day 66) Mailed off request for new appointment date
2011-05-23 (Day 363) Biometrics appointment
2011-07-11 (Day 412) Conditions Removed

N-400
2012-10-23 (Day 1) Mailed N-400 Application (PHX)
2012-12-06 (Day 44) Biometrics appointment (PHX)
2013-01-29 (Day 98) Interview (approved)



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