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Ok so I plan on applying for my citizenship in May.

Now I'm kinda shocked to see that the processing times for Seattle have doubled which could potentially mean that my German Passport will expire until I have my Interview..

Is that gonna be a problem?

It expires in November 2015.

Also,

I had a traffic ticket of over 500$ some years ago, went to court and had it thrown out.

What documents do I need?!

No other legal problems ever in my life.


Met on May 17,2005

Got engaged on Sep 15th,2006

Came to the US for good on Jan 27th,2009

and we got married on March 28th,2009

GOD , grant me the serenity

to accept the things I can not change

the courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference!

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Well you need to renew your passport, what if you have to travel immediately.

You can contact your court (or your lawyer if he/she handled it) to ask for a copy of court order to send in with your N400. You will be fine. Good luck.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Ok so I plan on applying for my citizenship in May.

Now I'm kinda shocked to see that the processing times for Seattle have doubled which could potentially mean that my German Passport will expire until I have my Interview..

Is that gonna be a problem?

It expires in November 2015.

Also,

I had a traffic ticket of over 500$ some years ago, went to court and had it thrown out.

What documents do I need?!

No other legal problems ever in my life.

1- Your expired passport won't be a problem except in that you won't be able to travel if you don't renew it. As a German, you should be aware that there's a special petition you have to file to maintain German citizenship once you become an American... on of the other Germans on here can help you with that.

2- Make sure you have something to document that the ticket was thrown out... if you don't go to the courthouse and ask for the final disposition stating that the charges were dismissed.


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

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Thanks for the info!

Nope won't renew passport in thiat case and do not want dual citizenship.


Met on May 17,2005

Got engaged on Sep 15th,2006

Came to the US for good on Jan 27th,2009

and we got married on March 28th,2009

GOD , grant me the serenity

to accept the things I can not change

the courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference!

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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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