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Citizenship in AZ then Oath Ceremony in different state.

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Good day All,

Has anyone experience taking the citizenship test in one state then do the oath ceremony in different state?

The reason for this is because I am moving at the end of the month. My Citizenship interview have been scheduled few days ago. And the field office where I'm going to doesn't do same day Oath ceremony but for military cases only.

I am moving because of the PCS ( permanent change of station) my husband's job. But we are not in the military anymore. He is a DOD civil service working for military.

Thank you for help!


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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I don't see where this should be a problem. After passing the test, just inform the officer that you would like/need to go forward with the oath ceremony someplace else and ask them to forward whatever paperwork there may be to that office.Just remember this is a a Federal (not state) ceremony.

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I don't see where this should be a problem. After passing the test, just inform the officer that you would like/need to go forward with the oath ceremony someplace else and ask them to forward whatever paperwork there may be to that office.Just remember this is a a Federal (not state) ceremony.

Thank you.


IR-5 Timeline (Petitioning both of my parents from Philippines)

1/14/2017 - Mailed Petition to Chicago Lockbox 

1/18/2017 - Petition Received

1/25/2017 - Received text and email notification that case was accepted and routed to Texas Service Center

1/27/2017 - Check cashed and received NOA1 in the mail

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Good day All,

Has anyone experience taking the citizenship test in one state then do the oath ceremony in different state?

The reason for this is because I am moving at the end of the month. My Citizenship interview have been scheduled few days ago. And the field office where I'm going to doesn't do same day Oath ceremony but for military cases only.

I am moving because of the PCS ( permanent change of station) my husband's job. But we are not in the military anymore. He is a DOD civil service working for military.

Thank you for help!

Honest answer: there are no issues with taking the interview in one state and the oath on another but expect delays.

Ask your interviewer if he can schedule a ceremony before you move. If not, you will have to file a change of address and wait for USCIS to forward your file. This could cause a delay of several months, but you might get lucky and it may not take as long.

Unfortunately, USCIS often takes a long time to process address changes so they may send your oath letter to your old office.

Best things to do:

1- ask your interviewer for a quick ceremony

2- ask your interviewer to note the move on your file (however, he probably won't be able to send your file to the new office until you officially move)

3- Schedule an info pass at your new office as soon as you move and ask them to request your file.

Easiest solution would be to maintain your residence and move after the oath, especially if we are only talking about a few weeks.


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

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