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Can you do any of these 3 (biometrics, naturalization test, oath) outside the US?

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Hi.

Here is a little bit about my situation. I am currently a green card holder via the fiance visa. We have been married for 5 years and we never needed for me to apply for citizenship until maybe now.

My problem is that I may be moving abroad for some time in the near future and I wanted to know if any of the procedures for the citizenship can be done abroad at a Consulate, more specifically at a US consulate in Spain.

I was planning on filing the N400 form and do the biometrics here in the US but most likely I would move by then and then I would still be left with the test and the oath to do? Does anyone know if it's possible to do those two things at a US consulate or office in another country?

thank you.

David Saiz


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Mexico City, Mexico

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-08

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-02-27

NVC Received : 2009-03-02

NVC Left : 2009-03-13

Consulate Received : 2009-03-16

Packet 3 Received : 2009-04-28

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-04-29

Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-28

Interview Date : 2009-05-19 Around 9 am

Visa Received : 2009-05-19 Around 2 pm

US Entry : 2009-30-05

Marriage : 2009-12-06

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 81 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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No everything is in the States, unless you are in military.


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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You have to very careful -- you say you are moving to Spain for "some time" and I'm sure you know that if it is too long, you risk the GC, and if not, you might still have to start the clock over again for citizenship.

Look very carefully at your options -- you may have to ask your employer or whoever in Spain to let you finish the process here so that you don't lose everything.

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thanks. Yeah, I thought it would be like that. My move to Spain is not permanent but definitively I will make sure to finish the process before the move then.

thanks


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Mexico City, Mexico

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-12-08

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-02-27

NVC Received : 2009-03-02

NVC Left : 2009-03-13

Consulate Received : 2009-03-16

Packet 3 Received : 2009-04-28

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-04-29

Packet 4 Received : 2009-04-28

Interview Date : 2009-05-19 Around 9 am

Visa Received : 2009-05-19 Around 2 pm

US Entry : 2009-30-05

Marriage : 2009-12-06

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 81 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 162 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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