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Hi,

I've seen a lot of questions on here regarding the processing time for passports. I know that the time it takes to get the passport (not expidited service) can vary quite a bit. Our soon had to wait for about 5 weeks not too long ago. But I was impressed when I checked my mail box today. In it was my new US passport! The thing is that I handed in the application during my oath ceremony last Saturday (July 4th), which means it took like 5 days only. That is amazing!!! With the invitation to the oath ceremony we all got the form as they said that there will be staff at hand to handle passport applications.

Good luck to you all who are getting ready for your interviews/oaths. Before you know it you will be done with this too.

Cheers!


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We got our son's passport last year less than a week after we submitted the application at the post office, so yes, they can move quickly when they want to.

Glad you got yours so quickly.


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Congrats for receiving Your US PASSPORT! I'm waiting for my oath ceremony hope it won't take long! I just passed my citizenship last wed..

Enjoy Being American Citizenship! :dance:

Feel our poor economy has a lot to do with this, work visa applications to this country also have greatly declined. Good time for an alien to come here, if they can find a job, but no problem in getting the visa. Seems like with good news, also comes bad news.

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lucky you, seakayaker :thumbs:

I applied mine on july 6 at a post office,

and my checks for the fee just got cleared today(7/10).

Thanks WenRI!. I am sure you will get your passport next week then. That is so great. I hope your 4th of July ceremony was great. Mine, which was held in Portmouth NH, was such a treat. A day to remember for sure!


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Hi,

I've seen a lot of questions on here regarding the processing time for passports. I know that the time it takes to get the passport (not expidited service) can vary quite a bit. Our soon had to wait for about 5 weeks not too long ago. But I was impressed when I checked my mail box today. In it was my new US passport! The thing is that I handed in the application during my oath ceremony last Saturday (July 4th), which means it took like 5 days only. That is amazing!!! With the invitation to the oath ceremony we all got the form as they said that there will be staff at hand to handle passport applications.

Good luck to you all who are getting ready for your interviews/oaths. Before you know it you will be done with this too.

Cheers!

Congrats!!!! :thumbs:

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lucky you, seakayaker :thumbs:

I applied mine on july 6 at a post office,

and my checks for the fee just got cleared today(7/10).

Thanks WenRI!. I am sure you will get your passport next week then. That is so great. I hope your 4th of July ceremony was great. Mine, which was held in Portmouth NH, was such a treat. A day to remember for sure!

Can you give us an overview on how it was? I used to work in Portsmouth (the John Paul Jones house in Portsmouth) and loved going to Strawberry Banke museums - so beautiful in summer. :star:


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Can you give us an overview on how it was? I used to work in Portsmouth (the John Paul Jones house in Portsmouth) and loved going to Strawberry Banke museums - so beautiful in summer. :star:

The ceremony was actually held at Strawberry Banke! They gave us all, and out guests a free pass into the museum. On the grounds they had put up this huge party tent. In total there were 200 new citizens present. The event was hosted by many leaders, including governor John Lynch and the captain of the Naval base there. We all got to shake hands with them at the end. The governor handed us our certificates. There was also soldiers present who carried the flag during the ceremony. Afterwards there were activities all day, including a parade. Like I said, it was a great day!


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