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Update SSN previous Getting Passport?

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I have to travel 3-4 days after my oath ceremony. I'm thinking to go the same day to get my passport in person.

The question is, Should I update the SSN (Social Security number) as citizen BEFORE getting the passport?



I would do the passport first since you are traveling soon after your Oath. You can update your SSN anytime after you get your passport.

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Get your passport first as you have a tighter timeline on that front.

It's suggested you wait up to ten days post-ceremony to file your SSN update, to be sure everything is up to date. SSN updates shouldn't be quite as pressing, so wait until you come back.

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