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Hello everybody . I lost my passport and filed a police report . I want to have new one issued but unable to because my damned embassy doesn't answer phones , emails and they don't care to keep in touch with it's citizens.  So now what . I can't apply for citizenship at all without the passport ?I have my green card.  Do I need to hire a lawyer to help in this matter  ?or just a green card with the police report is enough and a photocopy of my passport is enough ? Has anybody gone through this before ? Sorry for the long post but I just don't know what to do .

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Have you checked for the procedures to replace the passport?  http://www.egyptinchicago.org/passports.html


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58 minutes ago, missileman said:

Have you checked for the procedures to replace the passport?  http://www.egyptinchicago.org/passports.html

 First of all Thanks for replying . 

Yes, I read those procedures .But from everybody's review and complaints . Many poeple said they followed those procedures and for over a year they never heared back from the embassy . I don't know what to do.  

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2 minutes ago, Maggie wallace said:

 First of all Thanks for replying . 

Yes, I read those procedures .But from everybody's review and complaints . Many poeple said they followed those procedures and for over a year they never heared back from the embassy . I don't know what to do.  

It might be worth taking a trip to the Chicago consulate as a walk-in.


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Just now, missileman said:

It might be worth taking a trip to the Chicago consulate as a walk-in.

I live in Missouri so Chicago doesn't help residents of Missouri . I am with Houston . There is 14 hours between me and Houston. 

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1 hour ago, Maggie wallace said:

So now what . I can't apply for citizenship at all without the passport ?I have my green card.  Do I need to hire a lawyer to help in this matter  ?or just a green card with the police report is enough and a photocopy of my passport is enough ?

A foreign passport/copy of the foreign passport is not one of the required documents needed to be submitted to apply for citizenship.  They just like to see the passport during the interview to confirm any travel stamps/visa stamps.  However, many people have attended their interview without the foreign passport in their possession.  

 

A photocopy of the green card is required to be submitted, not the foreign passport.

 

 

 

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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Just now, Going through said:

A foreign passport/copy of the foreign passport is not one of the required documents needed to be submitted to apply for citizenship.  They just like to see the passport during the interview to confirm any travel stamps/visa stamps.  However, many people have attended their interview without the foreign passport in their possession.  

 

 

 

I hope it will work this way , I am with Kansas city immigration office . It's a very tough office . 

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4 minutes ago, Maggie wallace said:

I hope it will work this way , I am with Kansas city immigration office . It's a very tough office . 

If you look at the required evidence in the N400 instructions, it says nothing about the foreign passport as a required document when submitting the application.  

 

The IO will ask to see it during the interview---you can always tell them the truth that it was lost (if you don't have a new one by the time your interview rolls around).  You won't be the first or last person to attend the N400 interview without one.

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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Just now, Going through said:

If you look at the required evidence in the N400 instructions, it says nothing about the foreign passport as a required document.  

I looked and it says the current passport and any expired passports . Could you please shared a link for these requirements.  Maybe I looked at the wrong website , i have been busy with this for a week now . I am going nuts . 

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30 minutes ago, Maggie wallace said:

I looked and it says the current passport and any expired passports . Could you please shared a link for these requirements.  Maybe I looked at the wrong website , i have been busy with this for a week now . I am going nuts . 

As mentioned above...the current/expired passport is brought to the interview----it's not required for the application.  Again, many have attended their interview without the passport, as well.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400    I've copied and pasted it in part below:

 

Required Evidence Below is a list of documents to submit with your Form N-400.

 

1. Photographs. Only applicants who reside overseas must provide two identical color photographs of yourself taken recently. The photos must have a white to off-white background, be printed on thin paper with a glossy finish, and be unmounted and unretouched. Passport-style photos must be 2” x 2”. The photos must be in color with full face, frontal view on a white to off-white background. Head height should measure 1” to 1 3/8” from top of hair to bottom of chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8” to 1 3/8” from bottom of photo. Your head must be bare, unless contrary to your religious beliefs. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo.

2. Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card. Provide a photocopy of the front and back of your Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card). USCIS must be able to read the information on the photocopy. If you have lost your Form I-551, attach a photocopy of any other entry document or a photocopy of a receipt showing that you have filed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

3. Photocopy of your Current Legal Marital Status Document. Provide a photocopy of your current marriage certificate, divorce, annulment decree, or death certificate of former spouse.

4. Documents for Military Personnel or Spouses of Military Personnel: A. Form N-426 (Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service). If you are a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide a completed and certified Form N-426. If you are separated from the military, provide an uncertified Form N-426

 

Below is a list of documents to bring with you to your Form N-400 interview.

1. Permanent Resident Card.

2. State-Issued Identification. Bring a valid State-issued identification, such as a driver’s license.

3. Passports and Travel Documents. Bring valid and expired passports, as well as any travel documents issued by USCIS.

4. Evidence of Your Current Legal Marital Status. Bring the original of all marriage certificates, divorce or annulment decrees, death certificates, and other official records to confirm your marital history and your current legal marital status.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, Going through said:

As mentioned above...the current/expired passport is brought to the interview----it's not required for the application.  Again, many have attended their interview without the passport, as well.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400    I've copied and pasted it in part below:

 

Required Evidence Below is a list of documents to submit with your Form N-400.

 

1. Photographs. Only applicants who reside overseas must provide two identical color photographs of yourself taken recently. The photos must have a white to off-white background, be printed on thin paper with a glossy finish, and be unmounted and unretouched. Passport-style photos must be 2” x 2”. The photos must be in color with full face, frontal view on a white to off-white background. Head height should measure 1” to 1 3/8” from top of hair to bottom of chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8” to 1 3/8” from bottom of photo. Your head must be bare, unless contrary to your religious beliefs. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo.

2. Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card. Provide a photocopy of the front and back of your Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card). USCIS must be able to read the information on the photocopy. If you have lost your Form I-551, attach a photocopy of any other entry document or a photocopy of a receipt showing that you have filed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

3. Photocopy of your Current Legal Marital Status Document. Provide a photocopy of your current marriage certificate, divorce, annulment decree, or death certificate of former spouse.

4. Documents for Military Personnel or Spouses of Military Personnel: A. Form N-426 (Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service). If you are a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide a completed and certified Form N-426. If you are separated from the military, provide an uncertified Form N-426

 

Below is a list of documents to bring with you to your Form N-400 interview.

1. Permanent Resident Card.

2. State-Issued Identification. Bring a valid State-issued identification, such as a driver’s license.

3. Passports and Travel Documents. Bring valid and expired passports, as well as any travel documents issued by USCIS.

4. Evidence of Your Current Legal Marital Status. Bring the original of all marriage certificates, divorce or annulment decrees, death certificates, and other official records to confirm your marital history and your current legal marital status.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400 

 

11 hours ago, Going through said:

As mentioned above...the current/expired passport is brought to the interview----it's not required for the application.  Again, many have attended their interview without the passport, as well.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400    I've copied and pasted it in part below:

 

Required Evidence Below is a list of documents to submit with your Form N-400.

 

1. Photographs. Only applicants who reside overseas must provide two identical color photographs of yourself taken recently. The photos must have a white to off-white background, be printed on thin paper with a glossy finish, and be unmounted and unretouched. Passport-style photos must be 2” x 2”. The photos must be in color with full face, frontal view on a white to off-white background. Head height should measure 1” to 1 3/8” from top of hair to bottom of chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8” to 1 3/8” from bottom of photo. Your head must be bare, unless contrary to your religious beliefs. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo.

2. Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card. Provide a photocopy of the front and back of your Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card). USCIS must be able to read the information on the photocopy. If you have lost your Form I-551, attach a photocopy of any other entry document or a photocopy of a receipt showing that you have filed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

3. Photocopy of your Current Legal Marital Status Document. Provide a photocopy of your current marriage certificate, divorce, annulment decree, or death certificate of former spouse.

4. Documents for Military Personnel or Spouses of Military Personnel: A. Form N-426 (Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service). If you are a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces, provide a completed and certified Form N-426. If you are separated from the military, provide an uncertified Form N-426

 

Below is a list of documents to bring with you to your Form N-400 interview.

1. Permanent Resident Card.

2. State-Issued Identification. Bring a valid State-issued identification, such as a driver’s license.

3. Passports and Travel Documents. Bring valid and expired passports, as well as any travel documents issued by USCIS.

4. Evidence of Your Current Legal Marital Status. Bring the original of all marriage certificates, divorce or annulment decrees, death certificates, and other official records to confirm your marital history and your current legal marital status.

 

The full instructions can be found here:  https://www.uscis.gov/n-400 

Great . Thank you very much 

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I'm not sure if the passport is required or not. My husband just naturalized through (through KS City) with zero issues and ahead of schedule, and they were actually really nice. (Hang in there!). He didn't show his Dominican passport at all.

However, I would fly to Chicago and do a walk-in, then fly back, just for peace of mind. What if something came up with your home country that you had to take care of?  A round trip is $211 next month - way less expensive than a lawyer.
 

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