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  1. my appt was at 745am in FL and there were already a lot of people in the waiting room.
  2. Passport, SS, DL. From what I understand, when the DMV looks up your SS#, it should be under your new name already. I'm just waiting for my passport and then I'll drop by SS. I dont think I'll change my unrestricted DL for now since I didn't have a name change.
  3. Thanks for your reply! Is the "conditional" for the 2-yr conditional green card? I made sure though that there is no "conditional" somewhere in my FL DL that I might have missed before. I had a 10-yr GC from 2013 during which time I received a 7-yr DL. I don't know why but had a hard time finding info. Finally found that unless I had a name or address change, I don't need to change to the newest ID until it expires. I'm not sure if I will move in a few months so I might hold off paying $48 until I really need to. https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/newdl/faq/ My current credential is valid for a few more months/years. Do I need to do anything now? No. Individuals are not required to replace their current driver license or ID card during this time, unless their current credential has reached its expiration or a required change is needed, such as a name or address change. Renew in Office Customers may visit any driver license service center statewide to renew or replace their credential. Please see the complete list of locations here. Customers must go into an office: If a customer has already used their one-time online convenience renewal. If a customer wishes to become REAL ID compliant. If a customer wishes to update their photo. If the customer is changing their name using an original or certified court order or marriage certificate. If a customer wishes to add or remove a designation, or has a court order to update their credential. If a customer is getting a Florida driver license or ID card for the first time. If the customer holds a commercial driver license. If the license has the word “TEMPORARY” printed on it.
  4. I already applied for passport and then go to SS when I get the passport. In my case, do I have to change my DL if I don't have a name change? It's still valid for 13 months. In your case, go to SS first then dmv.
  5. Yup, get it over with. I can tell you this last step will feel like the longest but you'll be there soon!
  6. Congrats!!!! In just 3 weeks, that's great! Do you plan to apply for a passport soon after? In my case I had scheduled for an afternoon appt with the USPS right after taking the oath.
  7. Only QR code on second page of both my online and mailed copies and just did my oath. To the right of the QR should say Name of Applicant First Middle Last Name A-Number Axxx xxx xxx I think your copy is correct but call them anyway if you want to. My last document with 2 bar codes with an A Number and Receipt Number at the bottom is the Interview Appt letter.
  8. How about livestreaming the oath ceremony? Unless they'll be nowhere near wifi or data plan access.
  9. Your oath is on April 4 and your trip is on April 11? I think you can get an expedited passport if you apply in person at a Passport Agency with proof of travel. More expense if you have to travel far or fly in but I would rather do that than postpone the oath ceremony. Good luck!
  10. Congratulations!!!!!!!! Let us know when you'll have your ceremony.
  11. By coincidence, somebody just asked a similar question. The following might help you. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/correcting-your-name-when-obtaining-us-citizenship.html It says in one section that "USCIS may be willing to add a space or remove a space in between two names, yet refuse to change the spelling. To illustrate, say the full name on a girl’s birth certificate was “Jane Doa,” but she considered her true name to be “Janedoe Maxwell.” USCIS would probably approve a correction to “Janedoa Maxwell” if the father’s last name on the birth certificate was Maxwell." Good luck!
  12. xyz12345

    Travel history/proof

    I had 4 international trips totaling 98 days. For each trip, I wrote down USA exit/entry dates and the countries that I stayed in for at least 24 hrs. I did not provide any documentation and the IO did not ask for one during the interview. He asked to see all my expired passports though but he did not look through them. He only asked when was the last time I was out of the country.
  13. I have a different experience from @bestluck though. When I had my interview in Jacksonville last Dec, I specifically asked if I can have my oath taking ceremony anywhere coz I didn't care if I had to travel far just as long as I can have it earlier. He said in my case, no, I have to do it in Tallahassee. I did not request for name change. I had my ceremony last Thurs, judicial, with 11 fellow new US Citizens who requested name changes. Whether Gainesville or Jax, you shouldn't have to wait long because both have ceremonies every month! If you're as lucky as bestluck, you'll hear something by 3 weeks. Mine took 46 days after interview to get oath notification for a march ceremony (bec it's every 2 months), a total of 94 days after interview. My Jax n-400 application was extremely slow though (10 months) compared to almost everybody else. I'm sure you'll hear something within a month. I think that you'll be naturalized by May or June. Google 'naturalization ceremonies northern district us district court' for Gainesville naturalization ceremonies. bestluck aleady gave the ones for Jax. Good luck and congrats!
  14. I wonder if the following applies to you? https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/correcting-your-name-when-obtaining-us-citizenship.html If I'm not mistaken, it says that you can ask the IO during the interview either for a simple name correction and if not, a name change. Maybe it will be a simple name correction because it only involves your middle name and not your last name. No harm asking the IO during the interview. Good luck!
  15. thanks! You still have a month to go, right? Waiting for this last step is the hardest but you'll get there soon!!!!