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41 minutes ago, Sam Kam said:

Can anyone please tell me if we need to sign or print our name on Naturalization Certificate.

 

Thanks

At ours we were specifically told to print, and that it must include every part of your your full name (first name, all middle names, and last) as it's listed on the certificate. Some sites seem to suggest that, as long as you match the signature on the photo attached to your certificate, you should be fine too. But, the USCIS officers at my ceremony seemed very adamant on the former (e.g. printing name). If you look this up on AVVO, some immigration attorneys seem to specifically suggest one, while others suggest the other. I have seen both cases, and neither had issues receiving their passport with their certificate (as this is probably one of the few cases where you'd need to show your certificate, as opposed to your newly acquired passport).

Edited by gnakr

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

 

Officially a U.S. Citizen!



 

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I did my signature. I was never told to print my name. I was naturalized a few months ago.

 

 


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

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i wrote down with the usual signature even before read the instruction note included in the certificate bag. my signature matches the cursive one on the photo. i dont think this will be any issue. Nobody really cares about the signature when you present it to the official. if you google the old posts years ago, lots of folks had shared what they did.  


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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this is how i thought. the certificate already has your full legal name printed. Now it's your right to sign on it to validate it and claim you are truly the applicant.  Would you rather print your name again on the certificate or sign in cursive just like in any other document ?

 if the new signature doesnt match the one on the photo, there is a possibility that the person who attended the interview and signed at the end, might not be the real applicant ,because their signatures are different.

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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Thank you guys for the information. I was asked to sign by the USCIS staff at the ceremony. I clarified if I need to print my name but was told to sign how I usually sign any legal document.

 

Thank you all for help :)

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