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Laure&Colin

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Laure&Colin last won the day on May 27

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    San Francisco
  • State
    California
  • Interests
    Laure: reading, TV shows, makeup, food, friends, travelling, dance, scrapbooking, cats...
    Colin: baseball (As), science, climbing, running, frisbee, cooking, friends, playing games...

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  • Immigration Status
    Naturalization (approved)
  • Place benefits filed at
    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    San Francisco CA
  • Country
    France
  • Our Story
    Been together since June 09 while Colin was living in France for work, we decided to get married and continue our love story in California.
    Married in France on 10/29/11 and going the CR-1 route. Colin went back to the USA on Jan 4 2012.

    Update: 16 days spent in USCIS CSC (no expedite requested, but went through the "filed from abroad" queue),
    36 days between NOA2 and NVC case number,
    19 days between NVC case # assigned and case complete,
    Interview scheduled 6 days after case complete,
    Interview date is 2 months after receiving appointment letter.
    Approved! Visa package received less than 2 days after interview!

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  1. I don't think you need to, but there's a line on my checks to make a note and I wrote something like "expedited processing and shipping". They can tell based on the amount anyway.
  2. - You write one check for the full amount and bring it to be sent together with your application. Make sure you have the right total amount (I think there's a calculator on the DoS website), depending on whether you want just a passport book or also a card. If the county clerk's office charges a processing fee like the post office does, you'll pay that separately. - Bring everything the DoS asks for, including copy of your driver's license. The DoS didn't actually cash my check, they used the account and routing # to take an ACH payment from my account. So I'm not sure why they don't allow online payments yet, but whatever. My husband just renewed his passport, and apparently they just started an all online renewal process they're beta-testing. I wouldn't want to be a beta-tester for any official paperwork, lol!
  3. Added you to the tracker. You definitely waited longer than most who filed in the beginning of the month. Thank you for your kind words. Pets really become part of our family and it's hard to see them go. Final passport update: I received my naturalization certificate back today. It was in a regular envelope and didn't have a "do not fold" sticker or anything, but besides a bent corner it's in pretty good shape. So with expedited application at the post office, it took 2 weeks + 1 day for my passport to arrive, a couple more days for the passport card to arrive separately (no tracking number), and 3 weeks + 5 days to get my original certificate back. Tracker Update User Name Date applied Interview date Oath date πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Lanzoni 01/29/24 - 04/04/24 βœ… 05/08/24 βœ… Sahar1122 01/30/24 - 05/15/24 βœ… 06/21/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Laure&Colin 02/01/24 - 05/14/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… Youssuf 02/01/24 - Pending (rescheduled due to C-section) Chelleyandaaron 02/01/24 - 06/04/24 βœ… Pending πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Winbig 02/01/24 - 05/08/24 βœ… 06/03/24βœ… BellaUnion 02/01/24 - 08/07/24 USAUAinCZ 02/02/24 thedtayl 02/02/24 - 07/24/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Wisconsinbly 05/02/24 - 03/27/24 βœ… 05/09/24βœ… CollegeDropOut 02/07/24 - 05/17/24 βœ… 07/10/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Duggu 02/07/24 - 06/26/24βœ… 06/28/24βœ… MrsOli 02/14/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/19/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tommy2000 02/14/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/02/24βœ… BlackPearl9 02/14/24 - 07/16/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ PhoenixNiro 02/15/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈYellowDuneBuggy 02/15/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/01/24 βœ… Elethiomel 02/15/24 - 04/09/24 βœ… 06/20/24 Tunes 02/16/24 alt blank 02/16/24 - 06/20/24 βœ… 07/18/24 CassJ 02/16/24 - 05/30/24 βœ… Pending Woodpecker07 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… 07/11/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ctrlplm 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… ctrlplm (spouse) 02/17/24 - 07/30/24 zen_nj 02/17/24 - 07/13/24 Aur0ra 02/18/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Brazibride 02/19/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 06/21/24 βœ… Minivatreni 02/20/24 - 06/10/24 βœ… 07/15/24 mmv_1 02/20/24 - 05/28/24 βœ… 07/04/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ AndrewSeattle 02/21/24 - 05/21/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Vamphog 02/22/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… koski 02/22/24 - 05/21/24 johndott 02/22/24 - 07/22/24 tcolema3USA 02/23/24 - 06/05/24 βœ… 07/10/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Valmabe 02/24/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/13/24βœ… Haydnator 02/24/24 Jish&Abt 02/24/24 - 05/23/24 βœ… Pending I-751 approval πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jm06 02/25/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/17/24 βœ… RmSean 02/25/24 Theredcomet 02/27/24 - 07/22/24 Seiya-pegasus 02/27/24 Mr W & I 02/28/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/06/24 famozna_lavanda 02/28/24 - 06/25/24 βœ… Pending Endless desire 02/29/24 - 07/23/24 Music_en 02/29/24
  4. Updated tracker below. I'm definitely distracted so just holler if I missed something. @BellaUnion what day did you submit your application? I'd be happy to add you to the tracker. Personal update: received my passport card a few days ago, and my status updated to supporting documents were sent back. Hoping to get my naturalization certificate back in one piece soon... In other news our elderly cat passed away on Monday and we're heartbroken. He was 17 and I've had him since before even meeting Colin. He lived on 3 continents and was with us every step of this immigration journey - it was easier for him to move to the US than for me! Tracker Update User Name Date applied Interview date Oath date πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Lanzoni 01/29/24 - 04/04/24 βœ… 05/08/24 βœ… Sahar1122 01/30/24 - 05/15/24 βœ… 06/21/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Laure&Colin 02/01/24 - 05/14/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… Youssuf 02/01/24 - Pending (rescheduled due to C-section) Chelleyandaaron 02/01/24 - 06/04/24 βœ… Pending πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Winbig 02/01/24 - 05/08/24 βœ… 06/03/24βœ… USAUAinCZ 02/02/24 thedtayl 02/02/24 - 07/24/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Wisconsinbly 05/02/24 - 03/27/24 βœ… 05/09/24βœ… CollegeDropOut 02/07/24 - 05/17/24 βœ… 07/10/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Duggu 02/07/24 - 06/26/24βœ… 06/28/24βœ… MrsOli 02/14/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/19/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tommy2000 02/14/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/02/24βœ… BlackPearl9 02/14/24 - 07/16/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ PhoenixNiro 02/15/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈYellowDuneBuggy 02/15/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/01/24 βœ… Elethiomel 02/15/24 - 04/09/24 βœ… 06/20/24 Tunes 02/16/24 alt blank 02/16/24 - 06/20/24 βœ… 07/18/24 CassJ 02/16/24 - 05/30/24 βœ… Pending Woodpecker07 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… 07/11/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ctrlplm 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… ctrlplm (spouse) 02/17/24 zen_nj 02/17/24 - 07/13/24 Aur0ra 02/18/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Brazibride 02/19/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 06/21/24 βœ… Minivatreni 02/20/24 - 06/10/24 βœ… 07/15/24 mmv_1 02/20/24 - 05/28/24 βœ… 07/04/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ AndrewSeattle 02/21/24 - 05/21/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Vamphog 02/22/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… koski 02/22/24 - 05/21/24 johndott 02/22/24 - 07/22/24 tcolema3USA 02/23/24 - 06/05/24 βœ… 07/10/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Valmabe 02/24/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/13/24βœ… Haydnator 02/24/24 Jish&Abt 02/24/24 - 05/23/24 βœ… Pending I-751 approval πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jm06 02/25/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/17/24 βœ… RmSean 02/25/24 Theredcomet 02/27/24 - 07/22/24 Seiya-pegasus 02/27/24 Mr W & I 02/28/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/06/24 famozna_lavanda 02/28/24 - 06/25/24 βœ… Pending Endless desire 02/29/24 - 07/23/24 Music_en 02/29/24 Wow I was going to say it sounds a lot like mine but at least I got the Biden video! Now that I think about it, they gave us our certificate BEFORE we took the oath.
  5. Sorry I haven't updated the tracker, our senior pet is in the vet ICU and it's been a rough few days. I'll do my best to update it in the next couple days.
  6. I applied for the passport card too thinking I'd use it as my Real ID to fly domestically when it becomes a requirement. I just renewed my driver's license last year and it's not Real ID compliant, I don't want to have to deal with the DMV until it expires if I can avoid it! I'd also rather not take my full passport book with me if I'm not crossing borders.
  7. I just checked my original form (online generated) and I had selected Regular Book.
  8. No I applied at the post office, just paid to expedite. I don't remember the option to ask for more pages, but I filled the form long before my appointment so maybe I just forgot.
  9. I don't know the difference between regular and large so I'm not sure. I didn't make any specific requests so I guess it's regular? I also applied for a passport card, the guy at the post office said it would come separately later.
  10. Passport arrived! πŸ₯³ I thought it was shipped with signature requested, but no, it was just shoved in my mailbox. Anyways, there are no mistakes on it thankfully and it looks fancy. Way different from my husband's old one which just expired.
  11. I did pay for expedited processing and for expedited shipping. It's 2 different, additional charges.
  12. June 10. I couldn't get any earlier appointment, apparently there's only one post office in all of San Francisco that takes applications. I've now received another email saying it was shipped, with a tracking number. So I should get it within the next 2 days. Tracking number isn't active yet. I was also not too excited about sending my original certificate but there's no way around it if you don't have immediate international travel plans... I'll feel better once I have my passport in hand!
  13. So annoying! I agree with @Rekyrts, I would try to email the director of the office or whoever you can. Back when I first arrived on my CR1 Visa in 2012 I had issues with SS and my husband made me file a complaint online. Within a few hours they called me to resolve the issue.
  14. Wow that sounds awesome! There's really huge variations in oath ceremonies. I wish they had a standard minimum "ceremoniousness" even for same-day oaths, lol!
  15. Updated tracker below with little flags for @vamphog and @brazibride πŸ₯³ Personal update: I received an email saying that my passport was approved and is being printed. I paid for expedited shipping and it says I should receive it around Thursday. User Name Date applied Interview date Oath date πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Lanzoni 01/29/24 - 04/04/24 βœ… 05/08/24 βœ… Sahar1122 01/30/24 - 05/15/24 βœ… 06/21/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Laure&Colin 02/01/24 - 05/14/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… Youssuf 02/01/24 - Pending (rescheduled due to C-section) Chelleyandaaron 02/01/24 - 06/04/24 βœ… Pending πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Winbig 02/01/24 - 05/08/24 βœ… 06/03/24βœ… USAUAinCZ 02/02/24 thedtayl 02/02/24 - 07/24/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Wisconsinbly 05/02/24 - 03/27/24 βœ… 05/09/24βœ… CollegeDropOut 02/07/24 - 05/17/24 βœ… 07/10/24 Duggu 02/07/24 - 06/26/24 MrsOli 02/14/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/19/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tommy2000 02/14/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/02/24βœ… BlackPearl9 02/14/24 - 07/16/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ PhoenixNiro 02/15/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… YellowDuneBuggy 02/15/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 07/01/24 Elethiomel 02/15/24 - 04/09/24 βœ… 06/20/24 Tunes 02/16/24 alt blank 02/16/24 - 06/20/24 βœ… 07/18/24 CassJ 02/16/24 - 05/30/24 βœ… Pending Woodpecker07 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… 07/11/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ctrlplm 02/17/24 - 05/22/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… ctrlplm (spouse) 02/17/24 zen_nj 02/17/24 - 07/13/24 Aur0ra 02/18/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Brazibride 02/19/24 - 06/13/24 βœ… 06/21/24 βœ… Minivatreni 02/20/24 - 06/10/24 βœ… Pending (name change) mmv_1 02/20/24 - 05/28/24 βœ… 07/04/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ AndrewSeattle 02/21/24 - 05/21/24 βœ… Same-day oathβœ… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Vamphog 02/22/24 - 05/29/24 βœ… 06/17/24 βœ… koski 02/22/24 - 05/21/24 johndott 02/22/24 - 07/22/24 tcolema3USA 02/23/24 - 06/05/24 βœ… 07/10/24 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Valmabe 02/24/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/13/24βœ… Haydnator 02/24/24 Jish&Abt 02/24/24 - 05/23/24 βœ… Pending I-751 approval πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Jm06 02/25/24 - 04/10/24 βœ… 05/17/24 βœ… RmSean 02/25/24 Theredcomet 02/27/24 - 07/22/24 Seiya-pegasus 02/27/24 Mr W & I 02/28/24 - 04/18/24 βœ… 05/06/24 famozna_lavanda 02/28/24 - 06/25/24 Endless desire 02/29/24 - 07/23/24 Music_en 02/29/24
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