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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Does anyone knows how long it takes to request for a copy of a certificate of naturalization?

I can't find the relevant post, but I read somewhere that it takes several months (6-12 if I remember correctly).

Not very specific, but that's all the help I can offer.

http://www.uscis.gov/n-565

Also, there is no "copy"... what you'll get is a new certificate to replace your old one. The cost is $345.

Edited by JimmyHou

For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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In filing I-129f, is the US Passport enough as a proof of citizenship of the Petitioner? Or the naturalization of certificate is also a must? I need help please....

My fiancé lost his naturalization certificate, and we know it's gonna take a while.

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u have to send the naturalization certificate and if you're born here in US U have to use your BIRTH CERTIficate :-)

In filing I-129f, is the US Passport enough as a proof of citizenship of the Petitioner? Or the naturalization of certificate is also a must? I need help please....

My fiancé lost his naturalization certificate, and we know it's gonna take a while.

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A US passport serves as proof of US citizenship, provided it does not bear the endorsement "The bearer of this passport is a United States national and not a United States citizen".

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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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A US passport serves as proof of US citizenship, provided it does not bear the endorsement "The bearer of this passport is a United States national and not a United States citizen".

Thank you for replying. I know every cases varies, but my concern is, do you think if we only send the copy of US passport, will it affect/delay the I-129f process? Have you encountered such situation? Coz I don't really want to wait 6-12 months to request for another certificate.

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I can't find the relevant post, but I read somewhere that it takes several months (6-12 if I remember correctly).

Not very specific, but that's all the help I can offer.

http://www.uscis.gov/n-565

Also, there is no "copy"... what you'll get is a new certificate to replace your old one. The cost is $345.

Thank you for the help!

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I don't think it will affect it.


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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I submitted I129f with just passport copies. I too lost my naturalization papers and don't want to wait to get another one. It did say in the instructions that passport copies are acceptable. Look at your form for specific detailed instructions on what you can submit. It should say it there. Mine did and really helped me not to panic. Good luck!

In filing the I-129f question Part 1. #13 did you answered Citizenship acquired through naturalization? If so, what did you wrote on items 13.d.1 - d.3 which asks for certificate numbers and stuff if you don't have your certificate of naturalization.

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The only time the certificate might be needed and a passport may be insufficient is if the petition is dependent on the date that the petitioner became a citizen. The natiralization certificate has that date on it, the passport does not. However, for an i129f, this won't be a problem as you only have to have been a citizen for one day to file the petition.

Perhaps on other cases, uscis can just look up your natiralization date and will still accept the passport. Personally, I would want the natiralization certificate in my possession. Rules change and I might need it in the future and I know that replacement costs are only going to go up.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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