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lovelyalex

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  • Birthday 03/25/1980
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  1. Highly unlikely for your local office. Naturalization Ceremonies The Washington Field Office rarely conducts same-day naturalization ceremonies but will do so for military N-400 filings, Section 319(b) N-400 filings, as well as on most N-400 re-examination days (second interview to pass the naturalization test). https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices/washington-dc-washington-field-office If you don't get a same day option realistically you're looking at getting an oath date within a month of approval, based on timelines.
  2. In some field offices cases are reviewed if interviews etc are carried out by more junior/less experienced officers. They might be looking over something from the 2016 tax transcript to double check something, so couldn't give you an answer right away. Don't panic though! If you search the forum you'll see that the "decision cannot be made yet" outcome is fairly common, especially the last few months.
  3. Congrats @lucybelle !!!!
  4. I JUST did my application this week at the post office and they only need one picture.
  5. I've heard mixed reports, but I was not asked for them. I didn't bother bringing them just in case either. You wouldn't need 4 either. For those that did bring them to the interview it was because there was issues with the picture that was taken at their biometric appointment, so really I think only one or two would have sufficed. Not sure why people are bringing 4, especially given how expensive passport photos are nowadays!
  6. Oh jeez AND you have to apply for a visa!? what a pain! I've had to file visas for business travelers to India for work and it's such a hassle. Hopefully it's a little easier for you guys as "former" Indian nationals @skmv and @kirat17 ?
  7. WOOOOO!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!
  8. Congrats Gazy! Welcome to the gang!!! Don't forget to pay a visit to the social security office in a week or so to update them!
  9. I've seen a few people posting or mentioning they need to travel relatively close to their oath date to their home countries or elsewhere. You are required to have a US passport. Please do your research regarding expediting a passport IN ADVANCE of your oath ceremony. If you're lucky you might be able to take care of it the same day as your oath ceremony in the same building or area... but for some of you, your nearest passport office that can handle expedited passports may be several hours drive from where you live, or even across state lines. You do not need to be a US citizen to make an appointment at your nearest passport agency. If you want to avoid unnecessary stress or further complications get your ducks in a row before time! Do not wait until after your oath to start the process. "Life or death emergencies" may require additional documentation to support to need to expedite. Further information can be found online: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/services/expedited.html Passport agencies: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/where-to-apply/agencies.html Life/death emergencies: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/life-or-death-emergencies.html
  10. I think entering/leaving India on your India passport is fine. I think getting out of the USA may not be an issue but it was made very clear to me during my oath ceremony that they would not allow me back into the US without a US passport on my person, that I'd been travelling with.
  11. Guess what... parking is an issue! Unless you like spending $42. My advice is (unless you live way far out of the city) to Uber in, or park further out and take the T in. So when I went to my interview I brought with me an entire copy of my naturalization packet, which included my tax returns. They didn't ask for any of it. It's certainly not like AOS interviews at all. I went into the little office once I was brought back from the waiting area and the officer already had a file open in front of her with all my information. All of my USCIS history in front of her. It was kinda crazy to see. Unless they've asked for a specific document or evidence don't sweat about bringing additional stuff with you. The entrance to the USCIS office at Government Center is kinda weird, they've closed off a bunch of the doors to the building so if you enter from the street side, you have to walk all the way around to the back (where the pedestrian area is) and then go through the metal detectors and stuff there. The waiting area is busy, but it's clean and there is plenty of seating.
  12. The USPS website will also be able to you tell you which post office near you accepts passport applications and when.
  13. At my oath ceremony there were people there to talk about passports but we couldn't complete forms or apply right there. If you're not in a rush for your passport I would just recommend the following: Have your oath ceremony. Go home. About 10 days after your ceremony go to your social security office and update your status with them (they will want your certificate to do this, but they don't keep it) Fill out the passport application at home, get the picture and supporting documents ready. Then go to your local post office that accepts passport applications. Apply for your passport there, pay the money etc. Then in a couple of weeks you get your passport and supporting documents sent back (separately)
  14. I think it depends on the time of day and your post office.
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