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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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My husband applied for citizenship and he has bio on Friday. We're planning on going to England to visit at the end of the summer. I'm not sure what part of the process he'll be at during that time but what happens if he has to travel in between his interview and oath ceremony? My understanding is that he's not a citizen til Oath so will he still have and be a green card holder and can he still travel using it? Also, Does he have to get a US passport to travel after becoming a US citizen? We didn't have this travel planned before applying or we would have waited til after.

Thanks in advance.

- Kelly


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Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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My husband applied for citizenship and he has bio on Friday. We're planning on going to England to visit at the end of the summer. I'm not sure what part of the process he'll be at during that time but what happens if he has to travel in between his interview and oath ceremony? My understanding is that he's not a citizen til Oath so will he still have and be a green card holder and can he still travel using it? Also, Does he have to get a US passport to travel after becoming a US citizen? We didn't have this travel planned before applying or we would have waited til after.

Thanks in advance.

- Kelly

He can travel at any stage, even between interview and oath. He will have his greencard up to the oath and he can use it, so no problem with that. Just be sure that someone is checking your mail while your are gone so that you do not miss the interview appointment or oath ceremony.

One important note, if you travel before the interview, you need to inform the officer at the interview that you traveled after you submitted your application. Your N-400 form will be then updated by the officer accordingly. If you travel between the interview and oath, then there is a section at the back of the oath notice that you need to fill in basically indicating that you traveled after the interview. All this is standard procedure.

Once he is a US citizen, he needs to get a US passport. If he has immediate travel after the oath, he can go to the nearest passport agency (http://travel.state.gov/passport/npic/agencies/agencies_913.html) and get an expedited same-day US passport. All he needs is proof of travel and his naturalization certificate which he will get at the oath ceremony.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
Timeline

Thank you very much! That's what I thought, just wanted to cover all my bases. I got my passport at an agency same day so I know what we have to do.

Thanks again!


flag45.gif Damian & Kelly 1502.gif

Rugby, England >> Harrisburg, PA.

Summer 2005 -- Met on Pokerstars.com

June 15th, 2006 -- Met in Person

Feb 1st, 2008 -- Filed I-129F

May 2nd, 2008 -- Visa Interview = Approved. (91days)

May 27th, 2008 -- Damian moves to America!

July 23rd - 30th, 2008 -- Damian's Mum Comes to the US for our wedding.

July 25th, 2008 -- Wedding Day!

March 16th, 2009 -- AOS Sent

May 8th, 2009 -- EAD & AP Approved (51days)

July 14th, 2009 -- AOS Approved!! (118days)

July 21st, 2009 -- Green Card Received (125days)

No RFEs the whole process :) All done myself.

December 4th - 30th, 2009 -- Visited England

April 8th - 30th, 2010 -- Damian's Brother visits us here in PA.

January 19th, 2010 -- Damian got his PA license.

December 10th - 19th, 2010 -- Visited England

September 16th - 30th, 2011 -- Damian's Parents came to visit us here in PA.

June 1st, 2011 -- Mailed ROC to Vermont.

February 21st, 2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

April 14th, 2012 -- N-400 Sent to Dallas Lockbox

November 26th, 2012 – Damian Became a US Citizen!!!

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