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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Hello. I became Citizen on Friday April 13, 2012. Today I went to the Social Security Office to let them know about my immigration status changed and they told me to come back on May 3, 2012. They said the immigration information from Department of Homeland security takes 3 weeks to receive on their computers and if they take my application right now then it will take 3 - 4 weeks to process and better to come back on May 3.

Did anyone have this kind of situation? Now what should I do? Go again or apply for a US Passport?


Naturalization (USCIS)

11/28/11 - N-400 Sent (Lewisville Lockbox)

11/29/11 - USCIS Received N-400

11/30/11 - N-400 NOA (Receipt)

12/02/11 - Check Cashed

12/02/11 - USCIS Acceptance Confirmation Email Received

12/21/11 - Biometrics Date Assigned

01/17/12 - Biometrics

01/19/12 - Placed in line for interview scheduling Email Received

02/17/12 - Scheduled for interview Email Received

02/21/12 - Interview Appointment Letter Received

03/27/12 - Interview - Approved

03/27/12 - Oath Letter Received

03/28/12 - Placed in the oath scheduling que Email Received

04/13/12 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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yes, this is normal expected behavior - SS administration is a little slow..............

You can do other things first.

Like get a new (or amended) unrestricted drivers license, tell your employer, and register to vote.

Wait with your passport application until after SSA gets their stuff done, because when you apply

for the passport you have to send your original CoN away in the mail and it will take 6-8 weeks to get it back.

DMV and SSA only make copies and don't take your original CoN away from you.

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Yes - it takes time. when I went to get my SS updated, my service person was a rude guy telling me that he knows his job as he's been doing it for many years since I went there "early".

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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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Hello. I became Citizen on Friday April 13, 2012. Today I went to the Social Security Office to let them know about my immigration status changed and they told me to come back on May 3, 2012. They said the immigration information from Department of Homeland security takes 3 weeks to receive on their computers and if they take my application right now then it will take 3 - 4 weeks to process and better to come back on May 3.

Did anyone have this kind of situation? Now what should I do? Go again or apply for a US Passport?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Odd - they just tooka photocopy of my certificate and told me it would be perhaps a few weeks before the Department could update my status. I guess each office is different in terms of how they handle new citizens.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Big congratulations to you!

I have my BIOmetrics this week and i need ask how early you have to arrive at the local office

Just be there by the appointed time. When you get interview notice it will tell you to not be there earlier than 30 min. before time.


First trip 01-17-07

Married 02-05-07

What Service Center was filed at? Nebraska transferred to California

Provide dates for the following:

I-130 sent (Mailed)..........................3-12-07

1st NOA (Receipt Notice) .................3-29-07

2nd NOA (Approval Notice) e-mail.....6-15-07

Bill for I-864 processing fee rcd and sent..7-24-07

I-864 Packet Received......................8-18-07

I-864 Mailed to NV............................8-20-07

Bill for DS-230 received....................8-29-07

Payment for DS-230 sent..................8-30-07

DS-230 Packet received..................10-25-07

DS-230 Packet sent to NVC..............10-29-07

Case Completed..............................11-16-07

Case Forwarded to Embassy.............11-30-07

Packet recieved from NVC................12-07-07

Medical complete...............................1-04-08

Leave for Manila................................1-19-08

Interview and approval......................1-22-08

Visa in Hand .....................................1-24-08

Arrived in USA...................................3-19-08

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Big congratulations to you!

I have my BIOmetrics this week and i need ask how early you have to arrive at the local office

Thank You.

I would say for Biometrics 5 - 10 mins early would be fine. For our Biometrics we were late by 10 mins because of traffic and they said it was fine.


Naturalization (USCIS)

11/28/11 - N-400 Sent (Lewisville Lockbox)

11/29/11 - USCIS Received N-400

11/30/11 - N-400 NOA (Receipt)

12/02/11 - Check Cashed

12/02/11 - USCIS Acceptance Confirmation Email Received

12/21/11 - Biometrics Date Assigned

01/17/12 - Biometrics

01/19/12 - Placed in line for interview scheduling Email Received

02/17/12 - Scheduled for interview Email Received

02/21/12 - Interview Appointment Letter Received

03/27/12 - Interview - Approved

03/27/12 - Oath Letter Received

03/28/12 - Placed in the oath scheduling que Email Received

04/13/12 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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im a little confused here - i am a LPR - will apply for N-400 also. But i have a full valid SSN right now - that is how i am able to work and pay taxes etc.

its unrestricted as far as i know as it doesnt say anything about it being restricted on it.

So - why does the OP need to wait on the SSA for anything? Surely they were LPR also? which means an unrestricted SSN too?


NOA1 August 3 2011
NOA2 April 14 2012
NVC receipt May 17 2012

Case upgrade request sent via email April 3 2013

Case upgraded by NVC from F2A to CR1 April 19 2013

Interview June 6th 2013 - APPROVED - case upgraded to IR1 at time of interview based on time married

Visa in hand June 10th 2013

IV fee paid using ELIS June 17th 2013

POE Houston July 15th 2013

GC arrived in mail Aug 12th 2013

SSN card arrived in mail Aug 19 2013 (1 week after applying)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I have heard it's better to do SSA first and then US passport.

I have heard that sometimes the US passport processing will get delayed or sent back since their database won't be able to confirm the immigration status of US citizenship - which comes from SSA. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

I am not sure if I should apply for a US passport or wait until SSA part is completed.


Naturalization (USCIS)

11/28/11 - N-400 Sent (Lewisville Lockbox)

11/29/11 - USCIS Received N-400

11/30/11 - N-400 NOA (Receipt)

12/02/11 - Check Cashed

12/02/11 - USCIS Acceptance Confirmation Email Received

12/21/11 - Biometrics Date Assigned

01/17/12 - Biometrics

01/19/12 - Placed in line for interview scheduling Email Received

02/17/12 - Scheduled for interview Email Received

02/21/12 - Interview Appointment Letter Received

03/27/12 - Interview - Approved

03/27/12 - Oath Letter Received

03/28/12 - Placed in the oath scheduling que Email Received

04/13/12 - Oath Ceremony

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I have heard it's better to do SSA first and then US passport.

I have heard that sometimes the US passport processing will get delayed or sent back since their database won't be able to confirm the immigration status of US citizenship - which comes from SSA. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

I am not sure if I should apply for a US passport or wait until SSA part is completed.

I applied first for the passport and I know many people who got their passports prior to their SSA update.

Here is what I did: Applied for US passport with regular service. Received the passport in 4 weeks. Went to the SSA with my US passport and updated my SSN info.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Belarus
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im a little confused here - i am a LPR - will apply for N-400 also. But i have a full valid SSN right now - that is how i am able to work and pay taxes etc.

its unrestricted as far as i know as it doesnt say anything about it being restricted on it.

So - why does the OP need to wait on the SSA for anything? Surely they were LPR also? which means an unrestricted SSN too?

The Social Security Administration (and also your state's Motor Vehicle Department) have you listed in their records as a Legal Permanent Resident Alien. Once you become a citizen, it is advisable to update your status. Otherwise, years from now, when you apply for SS benefits, or try to renew your driver's license, you won't be asked to produce your current greencard to prove that you are still a LPR.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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I didn't change my SS status thing until a few months after i became a citizen just because it wasn't my first priority but when I did it was real quick minus waiting on the big line.


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Visa in hand Septmeber 30, 2011 (it would of been the same day as the interview but they requested some more info)
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