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Do I give up passport at interview?

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When I submitted my N400 application I submitted some flight itinerary copies of emails showing I had left the USA twice within the last 5 years.

I did not submit a scan of my passport showing the stamps.

 

The application must have been successful as they have scheduled my interview next month and not asked for any additional evidence.

 

Do I give up my UK passport if I am successful at the Citizenship interview?  I would like to use my passport a month later.  I can probably expedite an American passport.

But if I do not have to, that would be great.

 

The letter does say ""You MUST BRING the following with you to the interview:

 

"Your passport and / or any other documents you used in connection with any entries into the United States"

 

I used my greencard both times to enter back into the USA.  So I'm really not sure.

 

 


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Jul 23 2010 - MARRIED

Aug 26 2010 - I-130 received by USCIS

Jan 21 2011 - Approved by USCIS

Mar 04 2011 - NVC received

Mar 15 2011 - Medical

Mar 30 2011 - NVC COMPLETED

Apr 14 2011 - Packet 4 received

May 12 2011 - EMBASSY INTERVIEW

May 23 2011 - VISA received

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Jun 20 2011 - GREENCARD arrives

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You used your Passport along with the GC (not just the GC) to enter US. So they want to see it just in case.

 

They don’t take your passort not they care whether you give up your passport or not.

 

You will become the citizen only after the oath ceremony which may happen on the interview day after approval or few weeks to months later depending on the location.

 

yoy can keep using your current passport for travel till get your naturalization certificate at the oath ceremony. After that, you need to use US Pssport to enter US. 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Thank you very much :)


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Mar 15 2011 - Medical

Mar 30 2011 - NVC COMPLETED

Apr 14 2011 - Packet 4 received

May 12 2011 - EMBASSY INTERVIEW

May 23 2011 - VISA received

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Jun 20 2011 - GREENCARD arrives

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30 minutes ago, Geordie said:

Do I give up my UK passport if I am successful at the Citizenship interview?

No, the US does not care if you have another passport or 20 other passports (unless obtaining by illegal means, of course). 

 

After you successfully take the Oath to be a US citizen, you will need to use the US passport to leave and enter the US. To the US government, you will be considered a US citizen and have all the rights, privileges ad responsibilities thereto appertaining to a US citizen. The fact that you're still a UK citizen is immaterial to the US. 

 

33 minutes ago, Geordie said:

The letter does say ""You MUST BRING the following with you to the interview:

 

"Your passport and / or any other documents you used in connection with any entries into the United States"

 

I used my green card both times to enter back into the USA.  So I'm really not sure.

You need to bring your UK passport and green card to the interview.  After you pass the interview, they will schedule a day for the Oath ceremony. On rare occasions, if they happen to do an Oath ceremony the same day, they may ask to you join. Normally, you will come home and they will send you a letter with a date/time for the Oath. At the Oath, they will take away your green card and give you the Naturalization certificate. You then need to use the Nauralization certificate to apply for the US passport. 

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33 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

No, the US does not care if you have another passport or 20 other passports (unless obtaining by illegal means, of course). 

 

After you successfully take the Oath to be a US citizen, you will need to use the US passport to leave and enter the US. To the US government, you will be considered a US citizen and have all the rights, privileges ad responsibilities thereto appertaining to a US citizen. The fact that you're still a UK citizen is immaterial to the US. 

 

You need to bring your UK passport and green card to the interview.  After you pass the interview, they will schedule a day for the Oath ceremony. On rare occasions, if they happen to do an Oath ceremony the same day, they may ask to you join. Normally, you will come home and they will send you a letter with a date/time for the Oath. At the Oath, they will take away your green card and give you the Naturalization certificate. You then need to use the Nauralization certificate to apply for the US passport. 

Thank you :)


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Mar 15 2011 - Medical

Mar 30 2011 - NVC COMPLETED

Apr 14 2011 - Packet 4 received

May 12 2011 - EMBASSY INTERVIEW

May 23 2011 - VISA received

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Jun 20 2011 - GREENCARD arrives

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1 hour ago, Geordie said:

Do I give up my UK passport if I am successful at the Citizenship interview?  I would like to use my passport a month later.  I can probably expedite an American passport.

But if I do not have to, that would be great.

 

You can put off your naturalisation ceremony until after your planned trip and travel as a permanent resident (UK passort+greencard). That way you won't have to rush to get your US passport. Ask at your interview how often they do ceremonies. Some are same day. Others are once a month or even bi-monthly. depending on the answer and if you think you need to delay, notes could be put in your file that you are not available for a ceremony until [date].

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5 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

You can put off your naturalisation ceremony until after your planned trip and travel as a permanent resident (UK passort+greencard). That way you won't have to rush to get your US passport. Ask at your interview how often they do ceremonies. Some are same day. Others are once a month or even bi-monthly. depending on the answer and if you think you need to delay, notes could be put in your file that you are not available for a ceremony until [date].

Cheers, thank you.


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Aug 26 2010 - I-130 received by USCIS

Jan 21 2011 - Approved by USCIS

Mar 04 2011 - NVC received

Mar 15 2011 - Medical

Mar 30 2011 - NVC COMPLETED

Apr 14 2011 - Packet 4 received

May 12 2011 - EMBASSY INTERVIEW

May 23 2011 - VISA received

May 26 2011 - Dulles POE

Jun 20 2011 - GREENCARD arrives

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