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Guys I have question , it is early but I wanna be sure?

 

    After I finish oath ceremony , I wanna apply for the passport, but I heard that I have to give the passport agency my original naturalization certificate. After that they will send it to me by mail.

 

The problem I lost a lot of my mails in the USPS ...worried that 95% POST OFFICE WILL lose my mail.

 

Is there away to ask passport agency to send my original certificate and passport through fed ex or ups?

 

 

Thanks

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I don't know if they will ship it by Fedex or UPS, you might want to call the 1800 number and ask them.

Also if you are traveling soon (within 15 days), In some cases you can apply for an expedited passport and pick it up and certificate of Naturalization same day.

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I believe they only send your passport via Fedex overnight or something like that, but for the certificate, they will send it through USPS first class mail. 

I think you might hold your mail at USPS, and pick it up, it would be better than just let it sends to your address.

I don't know if it was a good idea or not but they probably won't use other shipping services except USPS to deliver your certificate. 

 

Bottomline, you might ask the agent at the passport agency.

^Totally agreed with the comment above. 

 

Good luck to your passport journey. 

Edited by rlam57

N-400 Naturalization Journey SAN FRANCISCO FIELD OFFICE

Total processing time from last successful submission to Oath Ceremony: 253 days (8 months and 11 days)

Spoiler

02/26/2012: Arrived SF airport. 

11/28/2016: Eligible for early-filling.

Day 00 - 12/23/2016: Sent N-400 + I-942 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS.

Day 03 - 12/26/2016: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 25 - 01/17/2017: Sent email to support regards to application.

Day 26 - 01/18/2017: N-400 rejected because incorrect payment amount.

Day 32 - 01/24/2017: N-400 + I-942 resent.

Day 34 - 01/26/2017: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 49 - 02/10/2017: N-400 rejected again because incorrect payment amount.

Day 52 - 02/13/2017: Email form USCIS support responded package was rejected in error (!?) for the first and second time submissions, they requested 3rd resubmission + tracking number in order to apply my earliest priority date. 

Day 52 - 02/13/2017: N-400 + I-942 resent on the same day, also sent a response to Lockbox to provide information to USCIS.

Day 54 (Day 0) - 02/15/2017: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 62 (Day 8) - 02/23/2017: E-notification, E-mail from USCIS, E-mail from Support announced Resubmission was accepted.

Day 66 (Day 12)- 02/27/2017: Notice of Acceptance as Fees Waiver Approval received. (All fees were waived instead of reduced by half as supposed by filing form I-942)

Day 69 (Day 15) - 03/02/2017: Online Status Update: Fingerprint Appointment was scheduled. 

Day 70  (Day 16) - 03/03/2017: Fingerprint Appointment Letter received. Biometric will be on 3/15/17. 

Day 70  (Day 16) - 03/03/2017: Early Walked-In for Biometric at 3:45 PM.

Day 87 (Day 33) - 03/20/2017: Online Status Update: Case was placed in line for interview. 

Day 234 (Day 180) - 08/14/2017: Online Status Update: Interview has been scheduled.

Day 239 (Day 185) - 08/19/2017: Interview Letter received.

Day 269 (Day 215) - 09/18/2017: Interview 2:30 PM at USCIS SF Field Office. Recommended For Approval. 

Day 280 (Day 226) - 09/29/2017: Oath Ceremony Letter received. N400 is approved.

Day 291 (Day 237) - 10/10/2017: Last Online Status Update: Oath Letter was mailed. Too late!

Day 307 (Day 253) - 10/26/2017: Oath Ceremony in Oakland, CA. Citizenship granted.

Day 307 (Day 253) - 10/26/2017: Passport applied.

Day 321 (Day 267) - 11/09/2017: Passport Booklet received. 

Day 321 (Day 267) - 11/09/2017: Naturalization Certificate received. Journey done.

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On 9/24/2017 at 2:13 AM, Holt said:

I believe they only send your passport via Fedex overnight or something like that, but for the certificate, they will send it through USPS first class mail. 

I think you might hold your mail at USPS, and pick it up, it would be better than just let it sends to your address.

I don't know if it was a good idea or not but they probably won't use other shipping services except USPS to deliver your certificate. 

 

Bottomline, you might ask the agent at the passport agency.

^Totally agreed with the comment above. 

 

Good luck to your passport journey. 

How can I hold my mail ? thanks 

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14 hours ago, shakabala said:

How can I hold my mail ? thanks 

you can go online on usps.com and go on track&manage and you will see the option for hold my mail. 

You will have to put your address to see if holding mail is available in your area  or not.

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Actually, they sent back my certificate using FIRST CLASS MAIL. Which is not trackable, and the postage was $0.90. however, my passport was delivered with priority mail with tracking.

My CON was misdelivered to my neighbor's house, but luckily we know each other. And I got her mail in a couple of occasions too! 

So, I'm very lucky I got it back. If it makes you feel better, you should opt for an expedite. They will still use USPS tho.

I opted for routine service and it took me 2 weeks to get the passport and adding another 8 days for the CON to be returned.

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On 10/3/2017 at 2:44 PM, blooms said:

Actually, they sent back my certificate using FIRST CLASS MAIL. Which is not trackable, and the postage was $0.90. however, my passport was delivered with priority mail with tracking.

My CON was misdelivered to my neighbor's house, but luckily we know each other. And I got her mail in a couple of occasions too! 

So, I'm very lucky I got it back. If it makes you feel better, you should opt for an expedite. They will still use USPS tho.

I opted for routine service and it took me 2 weeks to get the passport and adding another 8 days for the CON to be returned.

Hahaha, well, USPS is government controlled, of course DOS will use USPS. 


N-400 Naturalization Journey SAN FRANCISCO FIELD OFFICE

Total processing time from last successful submission to Oath Ceremony: 253 days (8 months and 11 days)

Spoiler

02/26/2012: Arrived SF airport. 

11/28/2016: Eligible for early-filling.

Day 00 - 12/23/2016: Sent N-400 + I-942 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS.

Day 03 - 12/26/2016: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 25 - 01/17/2017: Sent email to support regards to application.

Day 26 - 01/18/2017: N-400 rejected because incorrect payment amount.

Day 32 - 01/24/2017: N-400 + I-942 resent.

Day 34 - 01/26/2017: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 49 - 02/10/2017: N-400 rejected again because incorrect payment amount.

Day 52 - 02/13/2017: Email form USCIS support responded package was rejected in error (!?) for the first and second time submissions, they requested 3rd resubmission + tracking number in order to apply my earliest priority date. 

Day 52 - 02/13/2017: N-400 + I-942 resent on the same day, also sent a response to Lockbox to provide information to USCIS.

Day 54 (Day 0) - 02/15/2017: N-400 application marked delivered.

Day 62 (Day 8) - 02/23/2017: E-notification, E-mail from USCIS, E-mail from Support announced Resubmission was accepted.

Day 66 (Day 12)- 02/27/2017: Notice of Acceptance as Fees Waiver Approval received. (All fees were waived instead of reduced by half as supposed by filing form I-942)

Day 69 (Day 15) - 03/02/2017: Online Status Update: Fingerprint Appointment was scheduled. 

Day 70  (Day 16) - 03/03/2017: Fingerprint Appointment Letter received. Biometric will be on 3/15/17. 

Day 70  (Day 16) - 03/03/2017: Early Walked-In for Biometric at 3:45 PM.

Day 87 (Day 33) - 03/20/2017: Online Status Update: Case was placed in line for interview. 

Day 234 (Day 180) - 08/14/2017: Online Status Update: Interview has been scheduled.

Day 239 (Day 185) - 08/19/2017: Interview Letter received.

Day 269 (Day 215) - 09/18/2017: Interview 2:30 PM at USCIS SF Field Office. Recommended For Approval. 

Day 280 (Day 226) - 09/29/2017: Oath Ceremony Letter received. N400 is approved.

Day 291 (Day 237) - 10/10/2017: Last Online Status Update: Oath Letter was mailed. Too late!

Day 307 (Day 253) - 10/26/2017: Oath Ceremony in Oakland, CA. Citizenship granted.

Day 307 (Day 253) - 10/26/2017: Passport applied.

Day 321 (Day 267) - 11/09/2017: Passport Booklet received. 

Day 321 (Day 267) - 11/09/2017: Naturalization Certificate received. Journey done.

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