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Naturalization Oath Ceremony in Dallas

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Hi everyone!

I have one question, so if you can help me, I would be so thankful.

I have my Citizenship interview scheduled for Aug 4th, and I have an international trip on Aug 21st. How does the Oath ceremony work? Does it happen right after the interview? I worry that if the Oath ceremony is after the interview I wont receive my passport in time for my trip. Is it possible for me to choose to have the Oath ceremony after I am back to the US? I will be back on Sep 5th.

Do we have any people that have Dallas as their office? How was your experience? Did they invite to have the Oath ceremony after the interview?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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A few people are given a same day Oath Ceremony after their interview. However, regardless, the time between the 4th and the time you wish to travel, is too short to receive a USC passport; unless u have an emergency to obtain one within days instead of 4 weeks. Yes u can change your interview date, but it might take you a long time to get back in line. Putting u back several months. Are u willing to gamble that?

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A few people are given a same day Oath Ceremony after their interview. However, regardless, the time between the 4th and the time you wish to travel, is too short to receive a USC passport; unless u have an emergency to obtain one within days instead of 4 weeks. Yes u can change your interview date, but it might take you a long time to get back in line. Putting u back several months. Are u willing to gamble that?

If you are traveling within 2 weeks you can apply for a passport at a passport agency. Not a post office or other application center, but an actual passport agency. There are a handful of these around the country and there is one in Dallas. They will guarantee that the passport will be delivered before your trip. In fact, they have same day service for people traveling within 48 hours. You will need to make an appointment but all they will need is a printout of your itinerary. This does not have to be emergency travel. You can tell them you're going on vacation. The only thing that matters is the date of travel.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/where-to-apply/agencies.html

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If you are traveling within 2 weeks you can apply for a passport at a passport agency. Not a post office or other application center, but an actual passport agency. There are a handful of these around the country and there is one in Dallas. They will guarantee that the passport will be delivered before your trip. In fact, they have same day service for people traveling within 48 hours. You will need to make an appointment but all they will need is a printout of your itinerary. This does not have to be emergency travel. You can tell them you're going on vacation. The only thing that matters is the date of travel.http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/information/where-to-apply/agencies.html

Thank you so much for your reply. I might do that. I was maybe thinking to postpone the Oath ceremony if they offer me one to whenever Im back in town, but knowing that I can get a passport in time for my trip with the proof that Im travelling overseas makes me want to try that. Thank you so much.

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A few people are given a same day Oath Ceremony after their interview. However, regardless, the time between the 4th and the time you wish to travel, is too short to receive a USC passport; unless u have an emergency to obtain one within days instead of 4 weeks. Yes u can change your interview date, but it might take you a long time to get back in line. Putting u back several months. Are u willing to gamble that?

Yeah... I dont really want to postone the interview because I have heard it can get really delayed. I was thinking maybe I would postpone the Oath Ceremony, but apparently I can schedule an appt at a passport agency and explain that Im travelling overseas in less than 2 weeks and than can get my passport ready. Yay! Thanks for your help.

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Thank you so much for your reply. I might do that. I was maybe thinking to postpone the Oath ceremony if they offer me one to whenever Im back in town, but knowing that I can get a passport in time for my trip with the proof that Im travelling overseas makes me want to try that. Thank you so much.

I got my passport in Dallas, delivered to my home, 2 days after my citizenship ceremony. What you need to do is make an appointment for the day of (or the day after) your ceremony, go down to the Federal Building in downtown Dallas at 1100 Commerce Street and go to the Passport Agency on the 11th floor. Show them proof of travel and they are able to do your passport the same day if it's that urgent.

I couldn't believe it when my passport was delivered via priority mail to my front steps at my home, literally 48 hours after I took the oath. Now that's what I called AMAZING customer service. Of course, there was a fee to pay, but there is no price to peace of mind :)


N400

Oct 23, 2014: NOA 1

Yellow letter date: October 27, 2014

Biometrics: November 7, 2014

In line for interview: November 10, 2014

Interview scheduled! (email notification): March 23, 2014

Interview letter received: March 25th

Interview: April 24th

In line for Oath: April 27th

Oath: June 23rd

Proud to be an American!

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