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filed the first-time passport application((not expedited)) early of this week and was told it might take 4-6 weeks long to process the application. so wanted to ask ,in your experience, how long will normal case(not expedited) need to receive passport ? thanks


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath  scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath letter online 
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)
  • 10/16/2018, Minnesota Enhanced Driver License(EDL) application
  • 10/17/2018,passport application(regular process) at local agency.
  • 11/3/2018, passport book received ( USPS priority mail from New Hampshire )
  • 11/6/2018, passport card received ( USPS first-class mail from New Hampshire) 
  • 11/8/2018,  Naturalization certificate returned (USPS priority mail from New Hampshire)_ Journey finished。

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when i got mine done i did expedited and had it within a week or two.

 

when i did my kids it was not expedited and if i remember right it took about a month.

 

from what i was told, time of year can affect it too. near the holidays and spring are the busy times with people preparing for trips and getting/renewing theirs so sometimes takes longer


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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mine took around 4 weeks, no expedite also. Filed around this time of the year also


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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3 hours ago, marcusa said:

filed the first-time passport application((not expedited)) early of this week and was told it might take 4-6 weeks long to process the application. so wanted to ask ,in your experience, how long will normal case(not expedited) need to receive passport ? thanks

See the passport application tracker:

 

The "Exp" column refers to whether or not their application was an expedited one or not.

 

I applied for a non-expedited passport book and passport card via USPS, it took about 2 weeks to receive my passport and the rest of the documents. It may be because there is a passport agency a state over, but even non-expedited passport take less than half the time they typically tell you it'd take. This is especially true during non-travel seasons (e.g. towards the end summer).

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Citizenship Journey:

 

(Month 1)-   N-400 sent: 12/20/17

(Month 2)-   Fingerprints: 01/11/18

(Month 8)-   Interview: 07/30/18

(Month 9)-   Oath Ceremony: 08/23/18

 

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Cards Received01-22-09
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thank you for everyone sharing your experience. now i have better sense of the timeline.


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath  scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath letter online 
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)
  • 10/16/2018, Minnesota Enhanced Driver License(EDL) application
  • 10/17/2018,passport application(regular process) at local agency.
  • 11/3/2018, passport book received ( USPS priority mail from New Hampshire )
  • 11/6/2018, passport card received ( USPS first-class mail from New Hampshire) 
  • 11/8/2018,  Naturalization certificate returned (USPS priority mail from New Hampshire)_ Journey finished。

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On 10/21/2018 at 5:52 PM, marcusa said:

filed the first-time passport application((not expedited)) early of this week and was told it might take 4-6 weeks long to process the application. so wanted to ask ,in your experience, how long will normal case(not expedited) need to receive passport ? thanks

I applied my US passport on Oct.12, 2018 from passport center in our post office. The same thing the staff told me I will receive it in 4 weeks. I received my passport yesterday Oct.23, 2018. Today I received my Naturalization Certificate. So, it took 11 days only from the date of application to the date I received in mail. My passport is not expedited. I was so happy and surprised for fast delivery of my passport.

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2 hours ago, EireneFaith said:

I applied my US passport on Oct.12, 2018 from passport center in our post office. The same thing the staff told me I will receive it in 4 weeks. I received my passport yesterday Oct.23, 2018. Today I received my Naturalization Certificate. So, it took 11 days only from the date of application to the date I received in mail. My passport is not expedited. I was so happy and surprised for fast delivery of my passport.

thanks for sharing your timeline. hopefully, we can receive ours by the end of this month. its been a week so far.

 

have you received any status email notification from the government regarding to your status ?

Edited by marcusa

ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath  scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath letter online 
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)
  • 10/16/2018, Minnesota Enhanced Driver License(EDL) application
  • 10/17/2018,passport application(regular process) at local agency.
  • 11/3/2018, passport book received ( USPS priority mail from New Hampshire )
  • 11/6/2018, passport card received ( USPS first-class mail from New Hampshire) 
  • 11/8/2018,  Naturalization certificate returned (USPS priority mail from New Hampshire)_ Journey finished。

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8 hours ago, Haideraaz said:

in my case 3 weeks

thank you


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath  scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath letter online 
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)
  • 10/16/2018, Minnesota Enhanced Driver License(EDL) application
  • 10/17/2018,passport application(regular process) at local agency.
  • 11/3/2018, passport book received ( USPS priority mail from New Hampshire )
  • 11/6/2018, passport card received ( USPS first-class mail from New Hampshire) 
  • 11/8/2018,  Naturalization certificate returned (USPS priority mail from New Hampshire)_ Journey finished。

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On 10/24/2018 at 10:10 PM, marcusa said:

thanks for sharing your timeline. hopefully, we can receive ours by the end of this month. its been a week so far.

 

have you received any status email notification from the government regarding to your status ?

I go to Find your Application Status  after 7 working days on travelstate.gov  website to track my application, I provide my email add, last 4 no.of social security then it say it is on or about Oct.20 I will receive my passport. It gives me tracking no. too. But the day I check it on travelstate.gov my passport is already in our mailbox. So no need for me to check my email about the status of my passport application.

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10 hours ago, EireneFaith said:

I go to Find your Application Status  after 7 working days on travelstate.gov  website to track my application, I provide my email add, last 4 no.of social security then it say it is on or about Oct.20 I will receive my passport. It gives me tracking no. too. But the day I check it on travelstate.gov my passport is already in our mailbox. So no need for me to check my email about the status of my passport application.

thank you for sharing more info. i did exactly the same things as you did and registered my email for status notification after 7 days of filing. they confirmed my case was received and is processed under Routine category and would take 4-6 weeks ...

but they didnt say more about when i would expect to receive ,or tracking#.


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

My N400 timeline:

  • 11/19/2017, e-filed
  • 8/10/2018, interview scheduled
  • 8/17/2018, interview letter received
  • 9/17/2018, interview day--approved! placed in line for oath
  • 10/1/2018,  Oath  scheduled
  • 10/2/2018, Oath letter online 
  • 10/15/2018, Oath ceremony at St.Paul state courthouse.(330 days since e-filing)
  • 10/16/2018, Minnesota Enhanced Driver License(EDL) application
  • 10/17/2018,passport application(regular process) at local agency.
  • 11/3/2018, passport book received ( USPS priority mail from New Hampshire )
  • 11/6/2018, passport card received ( USPS first-class mail from New Hampshire) 
  • 11/8/2018,  Naturalization certificate returned (USPS priority mail from New Hampshire)_ Journey finished。

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45 minutes ago, marcusa said:

thank you for sharing more info. i did exactly the same things as you did and registered my email for status notification after 7 days of filing. they confirmed my case was received and is processed under Routine category and would take 4-6 weeks ...

but they didnt say more about when i would expect to receive ,or tracking#.

I sent my app on Oct 15, three days later my case was being processed and on Oct 25 got an update: "we  have finished processing your passport and it has been printed.....you should receive your passport on or about 11/03/18" and they also gave me a tracking number. so you should be receiving another update soon!!

 

P.S. I did not pay extra for expedite service

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