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I just passed my naturalization interview this morning (yay!), and was told my oath ceremony would be sometime in February. I had plans to go to Canada mid-February, but I have a feeling my oath ceremony will be right before. Now that I am a US citizen (with dual citizenship with France), do I need to wait until I have my US passport to leave the country? Can I apply for my US passport today, or do I need to wait until after my oath ceremony to apply?

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U.S. citizens are only granted U.S. passports. Although you have passed your citizenship test, you are not a U.S. citizen until the oath ceremony (Congrats by the way)

Your naturalization certificate will be needed to apply for your passport. The original is sent to the passport office, which you do not have yet (you get it back though)

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You can still leave the country though. Just use your French passport and/or green card


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You can't apply for passport because you are not a citizen yet.


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I just passed my naturalization interview this morning (yay!), and was told my oath ceremony would be sometime in February. I had plans to go to Canada mid-February, but I have a feeling my oath ceremony will be right before. Now that I am a US citizen (with dual citizenship with France), do I need to wait until I have my US passport to leave the country? Can I apply for my US passport today, or do I need to wait until after my oath ceremony to apply?

felicitations monsieur et madame for passing the test, i bet it is the easiest one you ever had. you are not a US citizen until you take your oath. time depends on various local offices and the people in queue. mine took 3 months after the interview as my local office was not a big busy one.To answer to your question, you can't apply for a US passport as the applicant has to submit the certificate of naturalization at the time of US pp applications.you can apply moments after you have that in your hand on the day of oath ceremony. once again congratulations. it is a great feeling.

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felicitations monsieur et madame for passing the test, i bet it is the easiest one you ever had. you are not a US citizen until you take your oath. time depends on various local offices and the people in queue. mine took 3 months after the interview as my local office was not a big busy one.To answer to your question, you can't apply for a US passport as the applicant has to submit the certificate of naturalization at the time of US pp applications.you can apply moments after you have that in your hand on the day of oath ceremony. once again congratulations. it is a great feeling.

Thanks, that's what I thought. A bit of a bummer, because when I was planning to go to Canada will likely be a few days after my ceremony, so there will not be enough time to get a passport. Oh well! Glad my test is done!

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Thanks, that's what I thought. A bit of a bummer, because when I was planning to go to Canada will likely be a few days after my ceremony, so there will not be enough time to get a passport. Oh well! Glad my test is done!

With your naturalization certificate in hand, you can apply for and get a US passport in 24 hours. You will have to have proof of urgent travel plans.

Good luck.

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I just passed my naturalization interview this morning (yay!), and was told my oath ceremony would be sometime in February. I had plans to go to Canada mid-February, but I have a feeling my oath ceremony will be right before. Now that I am a US citizen (with dual citizenship with France), do I need to wait until I have my US passport to leave the country? Can I apply for my US passport today, or do I need to wait until after my oath ceremony to apply?

You are NOT a US citizen until you take the oath. Once you take the oath, you will need a US passport for international travel. You could get same-day service at passport agencies if you have an upcoming travel plan. I believe they charge $60 extra on top of regular fees.

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