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Nope, not unless the appointment letter tells you to bring them, you should have included 2 with the N-400 application.

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/chapter5.pdf


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My citizenship interview is tom, I was just wondering if I need to bring additional copies of the passport style photos for the interview?

Thanks!

It wont hurt to take them if you have them already. I did... but didnt need to give them to the IO. I have a friend who had to give them 2 pics (because they lost her pictures). You see with USCIS, you just never know what your scenario will be until you get there.

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The "passport-style" photos you submitted were for your application.

Your Certificate of Naturalization will have the photo they took at the Biometrics appointment.

Keep the two photos you have for your passport application.


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.

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No!


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Really doubt if two extra passport photos will weigh you down, kitchen sink does, but we also brought that alone just in case they wanted to see it. Actually tons of extra evidence. 450 mile round trip for us, would have to hate to make it again. Then, my wife had to print her name and alien number on her photo, and understand today you have the option of using yours or theirs/ If you screw up in printing, if you still have to, nice to have an extra photo along. And what happens if they lose yours? You have to make an extra trip, not them.

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The "passport-style" photos you submitted were for your application.

Your Certificate of Naturalization will have the photo they took at the Biometrics appointment.

Keep the two photos you have for your passport application.

Actually, the photograph won't be the one they took at biometrics because they don't take one at biometrics. They use one of the photographs you submitted with the application. You have to sign across the edge of the photograph and it is then attached to the Certificate of Naturalization which is why they don't use a biometrics one. The reason to bring additional photographs is if there is a problem with the submitted photographs, they can then choose to use the new ones you bring instead. Get the photos done, if you have time. If not, well, then hopefully there will be no problems with the ones submitted and you won't need them (I didn't need mine). If you do get them done and don't need them for the interview, then you already have your photographs for your US passport done :) .

Hopefully, your interview went well! Good luck.

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Kathryn,

that's strange!

When I went to my biometrics appointment, my photograph was taken as part of the standard procedure. I actually didn't like the first one and the lady took another one. I wore a white shirt, red tie and a black suit jacket that day and that's indeed the photo that's on my Certificate of Naturalization. The photos I submitted with my application were taken at the local AAA and show me with a light blue shirt and no tie.

Now the DHS streamlined this process even better, as the new-style certificates have the electronic photo embedded in the certificate itself, and not any longer "glued" on. I was one of the last to receive the old style certificate.

http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

and here:

http://www.immigrati...uralization.jsp

Edited by Just Bob

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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Hi, I think is a new thing USCIS doing it now. the photo u send with ur application it stay in the file and the one was taken during the Biometrics will be on the certificate.

i will see when i go to my Oath 3 days from now. god willing.


بســــم اللـــــه الــــرحمـن الــــرحــــيم

My N-400 timeline, I hope it will help - Local Office (Chula Vista Field Office - San Diego)

10/01/2010: Application was sent.

10/04/2010: Application was received.

10/06/2010: Email received "Application has been received" & Noticed Date.

10/07/2010: "Touch"

10/08/2010: "Touch" & Check was Cashed

10/09/2010: NOA1 Received via mail.

10/22/2010: Status Changed Online "Request for evidence" It was for Biometrics.

10/25/2010: Request for evidence recieved "Biometrics Notice".

11/18/2010: Biometrics date ==> 11:00AM. Biometrics was taken On time.

12/03/2010: "Yellow Letter" Received.

12/06/2010: "Touch" Case Moved to "Testing and Interview".

12/08/2010: Interview Letter received via mail.

01/13/2011: Interview Date. Done, " Thanks To ALLAH, I Passed the Test.

01/18/2011: Oath Letter was Sent.

01/20/2011: Oath Letter Recieved via mail.

01/28/2011: Oath Date. ==> Done, I am a U.S. Citizen

01/31/2011: Applied for a U.S. Passport Book, And, U.S. Passport Card.

02/25/2011: Passport Book's Received.

02/26/2011: Passport Card's Received.

02/28/2011: Certificate Of Naturalization's Returned.

Game Over.

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Hi, I think is a new thing USCIS doing it now. the photo u send with ur application it stay in the file and the one was taken during the Biometrics will be on the certificate.

i will see when i go to my Oath 3 days from now. god willing.

Good luck! SAND! :thumbs:

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Ah - then it has definitely changed since I got my citizenship last year. I didn't have my photograph taken at biometrics and the photo on my certificate is definitely the one I submitted. (Oops - that isn't last year anymore - it is now the year before last! :D )

Thanks for the update!

Edited by Kathryn41

“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

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Latest instructions said to send in two passport photos with your N-400, plus a couple of other things. Stepdaughter did have her photo taken at biometrics, told her to dress up and paint her face like woman do. I followed the old way, of no jewelry, minimum makeup, and no smile as stated in the referred DOS site.

Understand if you don't care for the biometrics photo, have the option to submit your own photo, providing it meets USCIS specifications. So we shall see what happens.

My wife was very particular on her certificate photo, but was upset when I said no earings or jewerly, and no smile. But she only looked at her photo when she got her certificate, then again when it came back from the DOS. Has been locked up ever since.

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