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Are there any parts on the application that are not mandatory?

We are in a process of filling in the passport application and wonder if it is mandatory to answer the question about parents. This does not seem to be relevant as we just became US citizens and the parents info was not even a part of N-400 application.

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Are there any parts on the application that are not mandatory?

We are in a process of filling in the passport application and wonder if it is mandatory to answer the question about parents. This does not seem to be relevant as we just became US citizens and the parents info was not even a part of N-400 application.

Do you want the passport, or do you want to waste a lot of time and energy? If the former, just fill in the parental info, and move the frak on.

Edited by Jon and Sol

Met in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines: 2007-05-17
Our son was born in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-04-01
Married in Borongan, Eastern Samar, Philippines: 2009-10-24
CR-1 Visa - California Service Center; Consulate - Manila, Philippines
I-130 mailed: 2010-04-13
I-130 NOA1: 2010-04-24
I-130 NOA2: 2010-09-30
NVC received case: 2010-10-14
Case Complete: 2010-12-01
Interview scheduled: 2010-12-06
Medical, St. Luke's, Manila: 2010-12-09 and 2010-12-10
Interview at US Embassy in Manila 8:30 AM: 2011-01-05 - Approved!
Visa delivered: 2011-01-08
CFO Seminar completed: 2011-01-10
My beloved wife Sol and my beautiful son Nathan arrive in the U.S. (POE San Francisco): 2011-01-26
Lifting Conditions - Vermont Service Center
Date mailed: 2012-11-01
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NOA received: 2012-11-09
Biometrics letter received: 2012-11-16
Biometrics appointment date: 2012-12-10
Biometrics walk-in successful: 2012-11-20
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N400 mailed: 2013-10-28
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NOA1: 2013-11-04
Biometrics: 2013-11-18
In Line: 2013-12-26
Interview scheduled: 2013-12-30
Interview: 2014-02-03

Oath ceremony queue: 2014-02-07

Oath ceremony: 2014-03-28 Sol is a U.S. citizen

Applied for expedited passport: 2014-04-01

Passport received, Priority Express: 2014-04-09 This is journey's end at last!

Naturalization certificate returned, Priority Mail: 2014-04-12

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I don't know if its mandatory or not.. put N/A or just answer the question. We answered all questions on our daughters passport application, even put her grandparents in China and US on the application.

Received passport in 2 1/2 weeks.

Edited by TR&ZY

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It does seem that the passport application questions are more meaningful to a natural born US Citizen, but that doesn't mean you are unable to answer the questions. Just go ahead and answer, it isn't worth the delay.

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They are mandatory.

ICE uses that information to verify your identity if they have reasons to believe that the passport holder's identity and the passport itself are not a match. ICE officer may ask you informally your mother's/father's name just to confirm ID.

Edited by Javicon

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