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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico

I have a quick question that I could not answer by searching the forum. I have the interview date on 11/30/2010 and my question is about the passport. I have two passports from Mexico, one is not stamped with the US visa cause it expired before I went to the interview so I never used it, but the second one is also expired and that one has the Visa stamped on it. I know I have to take the one that is stamped but what about the first one, I don't think they need it since I never used it right? Also, I don't have a current passport, it expired like 2 years ago. DO I need a current one? I didn't travel anywhere so I never got a new one, I live in California so whenever I went to Mexico I drove there, should I go and get one up to date? Thanks for your help.

Also for anyone that might know, I have the interview on the 30th of November, the next oath date in San Diego is on December 17th, could I ask the IO to give me the oath on that day? Will he even care or will they most likely give me one till the next month. (san diego does them once a month) Thanks VJers

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India

Take every passport you own when you go to the interview. :yes: Some people aren't even asked to show their passport! You don't need another Mexican passport because you will be getting a US passport soon anyway. And also, they are mostly concerned about the green card. Your passport is only for identification purposes during the interview (and also to check stamps when you went out of the country, which isn't necessary for Mexico).

As for the Oath letter, wait till the end of the interview and see if they give t he Oath letter. Otherwise, wouldn't hurt to request the San Diego Oath. But they have their own procedures that they will have to follow.

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Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
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April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
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ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
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The passport they might be interested in is the one that contains entry/exit stamps. But as ELW said, take every passport just to be safe. They usually want to see it to verify travel dates you listed and nothing else.

Depending on the IO, some of them actually take that extra step and get your scheduled and others just ask you to wait till you receive your oath letter in the mail. If December has filled up with oath-takers, then you will have to wait until January but no one knows!

Good luck!

N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Filed: Other Timeline

There is no law in the United States and most likely the Federation of Planets that requires a person to have a passport. You need a passport if you want to travel internationally and you need your Terra-coded Planetary ID for interstellar space travel. Before you ask: yes, that applies to Mexicans as well.

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

This deals with meeting the residency requirements for US citizenship, they want to make sure you are living and working here. And more key to anything else, paying taxes.

Yeah, my wifes' IO wanted to see my wifes' current foreign passports, just to see if the dates we took a couple of trips out of the country to visit her family were valid. They were testing our ability to look at the passports and write in the same exact dates we left and returned. But even more interest was put into reviewing our tax returns and W2's that indeed she worked here and paid a bunch of taxes. Perhaps they figure if you are working here, paying your bills here, and taxes, you are in this country for the residency requirements.

Yep, there is no law that you have to maintain any type of passport, actually not very easy to do if your former country considers you a traitor to them by coming here. But I thought after my wife got her US passport, that would be history. How dead wrong was I.

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