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upcoming citizenship interview + passport in French Consulate = Am I in trouble?

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Hi guys,


I have a citizenship interview scheduled for next week. I do have my old passport showing my travel dates (one travel to Europe), but my current passport which I have for two years (it doesn't have any travel stamps in it) is in French Consulate since i have applied for a Schengen visa for a travel to France. I am not sure if they will send my passport before the interview, if not, am I in trouble?


I have copies of my passport pages as well as receipt from consulate saying my passport is with them. I also have an invitation letter from a conference in France stating the purpose of my travel.


Do I need to prepare additional proofs (bills, bank statements, paychecks, ...) in order to show my presence in US for last two years? I assume they can confirm first three years by my old passport.


I appreciate you sharing your similar experiences or any advises and heads ups.

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Hi guys,

I have a citizenship interview scheduled for next week. I do have my old passport showing my travel dates (one travel to Europe), but my current passport which I have for two years (it doesn't have any travel stamps in it) is in French Consulate since i have applied for a Schengen visa for a travel to France. I am not sure if they will send my passport before the interview, if not, am I in trouble?

I have copies of my passport pages as well as receipt from consulate saying my passport is with them. I also have an invitation letter from a conference in France stating the purpose of my travel.

Do I need to prepare additional proofs (bills, bank statements, paychecks, ...) in order to show my presence in US for last two years? I assume they can confirm first three years by my old passport.

I appreciate you sharing your similar experiences or any advises and heads ups.

The interviewer will either want to see your current passport or a police report explaining that you lost that passport or had it stolen. I suggest you go to the French consulate and ask for your passport back, even if you have to withdraw your visa application.

If you are a risk taker, there's always a chance that you'll get an interviewer who is a little lax and will not insist on seeing the passport.

Edited by JimmyHou

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I agree they will want to see the passport. Can you contact the French consulate and ask how much longer it will be? If you explain the circumstances, they may be able to speed it up. If not, you may need to either delay the Schengen visa in order to get the passport back, or the citizenship interview.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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I think if you have your passport photocopy and a receipt from the consulate you should be fine. They can verify your travel dates with a click of a button.


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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