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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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My Oath is coming up soon, so I thought I would go and fill in the Passport application online so I would have it ready.

There is a question about Parent information (names, DOB etc).

Do we need to answer this (I'm 53) or can we mark it unknown?

My mom is dead and my dad have no idea where he is.

Just interested in what others did.

thanks


My timeline:



  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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My Oath is coming up soon, so I thought I would go and fill in the Passport application online so I would have it ready.

There is a question about Parent information (names, DOB etc).

Do we need to answer this (I'm 53) or can we mark it unknown?

My mom is dead and my dad have no idea where he is.

Just interested in what others did.

thanks

I'm suprised that info like you parents name and DOB isn't on your birth certificate. Maybe try asking some relatives and get a guestimate of some sort. Good luck.. One quick question... I want to beleive you HAVE TO BE A CITIZEN first before applying for a passport so filling it out the application on line while you're NOT a citizen might be risky. Remember you can't claim to be a citizen until after the oath.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Sweden
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w8inlontime,

You don't actually submit the passport application online. You just fill it out and print it to take to the nearest passport processing center. That's what I did at least when I applied for my son's US passport last year. :)


02/12/2011 - N-400 sent to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

02/18/2011 - Check cashed

02/22/2011 - NOA received

03/11/2011 - Biometrics

04/12/2011 - Case transferred to Chicago, IL

04/16/2011 - Interview letter received

06/01/2011 - Interview in Chicago, IL

10/14/2011 - Oath Ceremony in Hammond, IN

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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I'm suprised that info like you parents name and DOB isn't on your birth certificate. Maybe try asking some relatives and get a guestimate of some sort. Good luck.. One quick question... I want to beleive you HAVE TO BE A CITIZEN first before applying for a passport so filling it out the application on line while you're NOT a citizen might be risky. Remember you can't claim to be a citizen until after the oath.

Yes, good point, but I am just printing it out not giving it to anyone or sending it anywhere. But I see your point.

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My timeline:



  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Australia
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Plus, it should be no different than going on and downloading a blank Passport form. The data is not 'submitted' anywhere.


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  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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At the Oath Ceremony, there were people handing out voter's registrations and passport applications. We were warned not to fill them out before we had taken the Oath, as doing so beforehand would constitute a "False Claim of US Citizenship." Yep, they really meant that. But if you want to save the 3 minutes it takes to fill out the form by doing it days or weeks in advance . . . why not.

Yes, if you want to avoid problems, you'll have to fill out the form completely. Both my parents are dead as well but I was able to list their names, even though I actually had to look up their middle names which they never used. Your birth certificate should give you that information.


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 (pnd) Country: Australia
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At the Oath Ceremony, there were people handing out voter's registrations and passport applications. We were warned not to fill them out before we had taken the Oath, as doing so beforehand would constitute a "False Claim of US Citizenship." Yep, they really meant that. But if you want to save the 3 minutes it takes to fill out the form by doing it days or weeks in advance . . . why not.

Yes, if you want to avoid problems, you'll have to fill out the form completely. Both my parents are dead as well but I was able to list their names, even though I actually had to look up their middle names which they never used. Your birth certificate should give you that information.

I can understand warning people about the voter registrations etc at the ceremony, as I could see people just filling them out and SIGNING them (false claim) before they had their oath. Not good :(

I forgot that information would be on my BC, I hadn't looked at it in a while.


My timeline:



  • [00] N-400 Dallas ---------------------------- 02/22/2011
    [03] N-400 Received -------------------------02/25/2011
    [06] PD ------------------------------------------ 02/28/2011
    [07] Check Cashed --------------------------03/01/2011
    [08] NOA: Email/SMS ------------------------03/02/2011
    [10] NOA Received by Mail -----------------03/04/2011
    [14] 'Touched' ---------------------------------03/08/2011
    [14] FP Notice Issued: Email/SMS ------ 03/08/2011
    [18] FP Received by Mail --------------------03/12/2011
    [30] FP Appointment-Done!----------------03/24/2011
    [59] YL--------------------------------------------04/22/2011
    [71] To Local Office Email/SMS ----------05/04/2011
    [74] IL-------------------------------------------- 05/07/2011
    [108]ID------------------------------------------- 06/10/2011 Passed!
    [157] OL Received by Mail ----------------- 07/29/2011
    [185] OD----------------------------------------- 08/26/2011 US Citizen

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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At the Oath Ceremony, there were people handing out voter's registrations and passport applications. We were warned not to fill them out before we had taken the Oath, as doing so beforehand would constitute a "False Claim of US Citizenship." Yep, they really meant that. But if you want to save the 3 minutes it takes to fill out the form by doing it days or weeks in advance . . . why not.

Yes, if you want to avoid problems, you'll have to fill out the form completely. Both my parents are dead as well but I was able to list their names, even though I actually had to look up their middle names which they never used. Your birth certificate should give you that information.

Sounds sneaky.

Kind of like my old state's driving skills test where the DMV officer would say you've passed everything and to pull into the first available parking space and meet them inside knowing that, in the new driver's relief at passing the test, they'd blow right past the Stop sign at the course exit - and automatically fail! devil.gif


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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