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Surrendering GC and EAD at the Oath Ceremony?

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Hello all:

 

I read in another post that USCIS asks you to surrender your Green Card (makes sense, of course)... but also your EAD card?

 

I'm freaking out because I can't find mine. Must have been misplaced or lost during my moving a couple of years ago. Never thought about it again as it had already been expired for so many years (the card was valid only for a year and expired in Sep. 2015 – I became a LPR in May 2015).

 

I am still waiting to get the interview, and therefore have some time ahead of me to look for the EAD card, but what happens if I no longer can find it? Is my naturalization at risk?


Thanks for your feedback.

VinnyH

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Your EAD was invalidated when you received your green card.  Not needed.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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15 minutes ago, VinnyH said:

Is my naturalization at risk?

Just surrender your Green Card: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-k-chapter-3 "USCIS will not issue a Certificate of Naturalization to a person who has not surrendered his or her Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or Alien Registration Card (ARC) evidencing the person’s lawful permanent residence. If the person established that his or her card was lost or destroyed, USCIS may waive the requirement of surrendering the card."

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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Thank you both @Paul & Mary and @HRQX for your feedback. Feeling much better now.

 

I'm wondering why, in the case of @Dashinka's case, they asked his wife to surrender her GC and her EAD card at the Oath Ceremony. See:

 

Maybe he can enlighten us if he sees this post.

 

VinnyH

 

 

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I haven't heard any of our immigration clinic folks say they have been asked for the EAD or Combo card at naturalization.   In the past I have heard it asked at ROC in the form of "If you have the EAD card with you please surrender it now."  But that was back when interviews happened quickly.

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March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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4 hours ago, VinnyH said:

Thank you both @Paul & Mary and @HRQX for your feedback. Feeling much better now.

 

I'm wondering why, in the case of @Dashinka's case, they asked his wife to surrender her GC and her EAD card at the Oath Ceremony. See:

 

Maybe he can enlighten us if he sees this post.

 

VinnyH

 

 

In my wife’s case, she no longer had a GC when the oath ceremony came around as USCIS took it when she got her I551 stamp.  They did give her an affidavit when this occurred and that is what she took to the ceremony.  As to surrendering the AP/EAD at the ceremony we followed the instructions on the oath notice that say to bring any other documents issued to her by USCIS.  I will admit that the USCIS personnel didn’t seem to really care about her EAD, but they did take it.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Do you need to give them back the expired green card as well? Or just the current one?


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11.06.2019...........Application Submitted Online
11.16.2019............Receive Biometrics Letter in mail
11.29.2019............Biometrics done
08.17.2020............Interview Scheduled

09.21.2020............Interview, approved

09.22.2020............Oath Ceremony

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Don't have the letter nearby, but if memory serves me correctly, they tell you to surrender all cards still in your possession. So if you still have the EAD they want it back and if you lost it, you're fine.

They asked me during the ceremony to turn in all my cards, I gave them the 10-year card (2 months old). Nobody was asked if they had more or were missing one.

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