Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:05 PM
So, I have my Oath 7/27/09 @ 10:00 AM.
I plan to right after the oath go to the post office and apply for a passport by mail with the 75.00 Fee. (Non-Expedited).
1. What are the payment options, can I pay with credit card @ the post office?
2. Do I have to pay the $25 Acceptance fee or only the $75 ?
3. Do I need to take more pictures for it or were the pictures for my N-400 application I signed @ the interview for my passport???
4. By applying regularly on 7/27/09 @ the post office, I should have my passport by September 1, 2009 easily correct?
Some oath ceremonies have stations available to apply for your passport as soon as your receive your certificate. Personally, I wanted to take copy of that certificate before I let it out of my hands.
1: I think the $75 fee has to be by cheque or money order. the $25 fee can be payed by credit card, if you wish.
2:You need to pay both.
3:You will need two more passport pictures.
4:That's hard to answer, you "should" have it, yes, based on most current experiences. In the worst case, if you haven't received it by mid August, you can chase it up by phone, or email. The passport agency is much more "user-friendly' than theUSCIS. If you still have a time crunch, you can go in person (by appointment) to the nearest passport agency, close to your trip to collect it in person. On you r application there is an optional section which asks what your travel dates are.
N400 at California SC, Field office- Los Angeles
Sep 3, 2007 Application Mailed
Sep 12, 2007 - Priority date
Nov 9,2007 - check cashed
Nov 20,2007 - NOA1: "expect to be notified within 425 days of this notice",
Jan 10, 2008 - fingerprints appointment (letter lost due to mailing address receipted incorrectly)
Feb 7, 2008 - fingerprints done (took about 10 min - as a walk-in)
Sept 8, 2008 - Interview date (letter received Jul 18) - rescheduled at my request
Jan 6, 2009 - Interview date
Feb 26, 2009 - Citizenship Oath
*online status "case received Oct 29", no touches showing.