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  1. Pasted from: https://www.klinkeimmigration.com/blog/2019/april/new-naturalization-procedures-in-atlanta/
  2. Yeah i had my passport in hand, so i guess that was sufficient
  3. Do I need to inform my employer of legal status change from permanent resident to us citizen? Did anyone have too?
  4. Congratulations again and thank you...always happy to help whenever I can!! I actually just got my SSN and license updated this last Friday. For the SSN, I didn't need to book an appointment or fill out any form. I just walked in and signed in at the visitors' sign-in kiosk. Once done, it printed a ticket #, thankfully I didn't have to wait too long. Once called in, I told the guy I just wanted to update my SSN because I am now a citizen. I showed him my passport and SSN (He asked for both items), and my license (he also asked for it, cos he needed something with my address in it). He made some updates on the computer, printed out a receipt and told me to confirm the name and address. Then mentioned that I'll be receiving a new SSN card in the mail in about 10 business days (same card number). And that was it. Voter registration is easy, you can do it online or at the DMV. Here's the link to register online https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcometoga.do#no-back-button Good luck calling and speaking to someone at USPS..they never respond in my experience. You can always book an appointment online if calling fails. Here's the link: https://tools.usps.com/go/pages/schedule-appointment/index.jsp
  5. lol...yup just make time to accommodate the traffic. And don't be like me, take the day off work ...enjoy the entire day. Yes for the USPS appointment, you will have to submit the original certificate so be sure to make copies for your keepsake. Based on my experience and others on here, the passport comes first, then the Nat. Cert. I have yet it see it the other way around. So if you want to update your drivers' license and SSN beforehand you should take advantage of that. Also, I'd advise you to go ahead and book an appointment on USPS now (like today) because they go by so fast (at least in my area, Gwinnett). The earliest appointment I could get was 3 weeks after I got naturalized and that was by luck because it wasn't originally opened (someone must have canceled their appointment). Prior to that, the earliest was over a month out. I tried to go for walk-ins at the local library but it was on a first come first serve basis (it opened by 10 am and people were there by 7 am..they stopped taking walk-ins after a certain amount of people).
  6. The Oath Ceremony itself took about 10-15 minutes; watching the America the beautiful video, National Anthem, message from Trump, then a message from the district director. Once she read the note she told us to stand up and read the oath of allegiance located in the packets for each person. Families were allowed to take pictures, we were told new citizens with kids under 18 are automatically US Citizens. Then we were instructed, and very firmly to walk to the front, row by row to collect our certificate. The lady in charge said walk and read, meaning as soon as you collect it, walk out of the door while reading it thoroughly to make sure there were no mistakes. If you find any mistakes you can correct it for free on the day but anything found after would take longer and cost you. So walk and read and leave (that's what she said, but we could come back in to take pictures when everyone had collected their certificate). The entire process took about an hour. Most of it was spent waiting and collecting the form that came with the oath ceremony (You need to fill it beforehand). We also waited for everyone to arrive. After that, we walked into the ceremony room where we stood in line to submit our green card and EAD or any other immigration docs we had (like advance parole and whatnot). I submitted my green card and an old EAD and was given a ticket with a number (that corresponded to the chair #). While we waited for the ceremony to start, a representative from the league of women voters told us that we can register to vote immediately after we got our certificate. Registration was done on the 3rd floor (there were volunteers holding a sign to direct new citizens...everything went by so fast). you fill out a simple form with your name, last 4 of your SSN, dob, email, phone #, and county you reside. Then they take a copy of your certificate and hand it over to you, with other instructions of how you can track your registration. (ps: since I registered, 3/4/2019, I still haven't gotten my voters card and it says I'm not registered online). In the packet, there is a passport application form and instructions on where you can walk in for an appointment...located downtown Atlanta. I didn't bother with that, instead, I booked an appointment with my local USPS. My passport application was sent 3/27 and I received my passport last week on the 25th and my naturalization certificate on the 27th. So the entire process took a month. All in all, everything took an hour to an hour 40 minutes, because of waiting and me doing the most by taking pictures at every corner of that office knowing it would be my last time there lol. I was back to work by before 10:30 am and carried on my day as usual (oath letter sais show up by 7:30 am). I hope this helps, lol.
  7. oh wow, that's new!!! i did my interview in an interview room. I guess standing and taking the test is a good thing for future filers because it might indicate a faster/quicker interview process and less chance of scrutinizing every single detail in one's file.
  8. And just like that my vj tracking journey is over. As always, I'm very grateful to everyone that has helped me directly and indirectly on this awesome forum. The only thing i have left to do is, update my ssn and drivers license. My passport application took exactly a month 3/27 - 4/27 from start to finish. Time to look for tickets to some random place in Europe, lol. ================================== US Passport & Card: 2019 Applicants =================================== User Name |Expedited|Sent |Cashed |Trackable |PP Received |PPC Received|NC Received |Location Lovenil | N | 01/20/2018 | 01/24/2018 | 01/25/2018 | | | | Newark, NJ KVE | N | 07/05/2018 | 07/10/2018 | 07/09/2018 | 07/23/2018 | N/A | --/--/2018 | Ohio (USPS) soapface | N | 08/13/2018 | 08/20/2018 | 08/18/2018 | 08/25/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Omaha, NE (USPS) ezsosa | N | 08/20/2018 | 08/27/2018 | 08/24/2018 | 09/04/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Moorestown Mall) jrudd | N | 08/27/2018 | 08/31/2018 | 08/30/2018 | 09/14/2018 | N/A | | San Diego, CA (USPS) whowantsoranges | Y | 10/11/2018 | 10/15/2018 | 10/12/2018 | 10/17/2018 | --/--/---- | --/--/---- | Philadelphia, PA (USPS) anyz | N | 12/07/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/24/2018 | 12/24/2018 | | New York, NY (USPS) Vkrishn | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/03/2019 | Sanramon Post office (USPS) hsetin | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | | | Union City, CA (USPS) JonnyO | Y | 12/14/2018 | 12/21/2018 | 12/20/2018 | 12/28/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 12/31/2018 | Boise,ID (Local University) kaberosi | Y | 12/30/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | | N/A | | Citrus Heights, CA (USPS) JoannaV | N | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | 01/04/2019 | 01/18/2019 | N/A | 01/22/2019 | Richmond, VA (USPS) himanshu.7710 | N | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/15/2019 | Chicago, IL (USPS) B&O | N | 01/16/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/14/2019 | Baltimore, MD (USPS) tokoro10 | Y | 01/17/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/26/2019 | 01/31/2019 | 02/01/2019 | Nashville, TN (USPS) rshree | Y | 01/18/2019 | | 01/24/2019 | 01/29/2019 | N/A | 02/01/2019 | San Francisco, CA (USPS) CCmm | N | 01/24/2019 |  | 01/29/2019 | | | | Boston, MA (USPS) jjgouwu | Y | 01/25/2019 | | 01/29/2019 | | | | Arlington, MA (USPS) Matt Camon | N | 01/28/2019 | | 01/31/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/15/2019 | 02/15/2019 | Austin, TX (USPS) visaquestions2018 | N | 02/06/2019 | 02/11/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/15/2019 | N/A | | New York, NY (USPS) gypsyqueen | Y | 02/14/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/28/2019 | 03/04/2019 | Norfolk, VA (Courthouse) Hypnos | N | 02/19/2019 | 02/23/2019 | 02/21/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Weatherford, TX (USPS) Dann_tgh | N | 02/21/2019 | | | | | | Orlando, FL (City Clerks office) dvaquerano | Y | 02/15/2019 | | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | N/A | | Atlanta, GA (Midtown Office) thilimaa | Y | 02/21/2019 | 02/26/2019 | 02/25/2019 | 03/04/2019 | 03/07/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Campbell, CA (Oath Ceremony) maria_betances | Y | 02/25/2019 | 02/27/2019 | | | Charlotte, NC (USPS) Bin Deeq | N | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 03/21/2019 | | 03/23/2019 | Portland, OR AK_2014 | Y | 03/04/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/18/2019 | 03/21/2019 | 03/25/2019 | Kirkwood, MO (Public library) VarmaI | Y | 03/07/2019 | | | | | | San Antonio,TX ( USPS) zedkyuu | N | 03/21/2019 | 03/26/2019 | 03/26/2019 | 04/15/2019 | N/A | 04/20/2019 | San Francisco, CA (USPS)  Life_love | N | 03/27/2019 | 04/02/2019 | 04/02/2019 | 04/25/2019 | N/A | 04/27/2019 | Atlanta, GA (USPS) Filya | N | 04/02/2019 | 04/08/2019 | 04/08/2019 | | N/A | | Hamel, MN (USPS)  bonhomme | N | 04/03/2019 | 04/09/2019 | 04/09/2019 | --/--/---- | N/A | | Houston, TX (Public Library) pipos18 | N | 04/08/2019 | 04/08/2019 | 04/09/2019 | --/--/---- | N/A | | Humble, TX (USPS) cocoza | N | 03/19/2019 | 03/25/2019 | 03/25/2019 | 04/20/2019 | | | Los Angeles, CA (USPS) a.t.jones | N | 04/16/2019 | 04/23/2019 | 03/23/2019 | | | | IRB, FL (USPS) derwood | Y | 04/12/2019 | | | | | | Dayton, OH (USPS)
  9. Received my passport today, woohoo! ================================== US Passport & Card: 2019 Applicants =================================== User Name |Expedited|Sent |Cashed |Trackable |PP Received |PPC Received|NC Received |Location Lovenil | N | 01/20/2018 | 01/24/2018 | 01/25/2018 | | | | Newark, NJ KVE | N | 07/05/2018 | 07/10/2018 | 07/09/2018 | 07/23/2018 | N/A | --/--/2018 | Ohio (USPS) soapface | N | 08/13/2018 | 08/20/2018 | 08/18/2018 | 08/25/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Omaha, NE (USPS) ezsosa | N | 08/20/2018 | 08/27/2018 | 08/24/2018 | 09/04/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Moorestown Mall) jrudd | N | 08/27/2018 | 08/31/2018 | 08/30/2018 | 09/14/2018 | N/A | | San Diego, CA (USPS) whowantsoranges | Y | 10/11/2018 | 10/15/2018 | 10/12/2018 | 10/17/2018 | --/--/---- | --/--/---- | Philadelphia, PA (USPS) anyz | N | 12/07/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/24/2018 | 12/24/2018 | | New York, NY (USPS) Vkrishn | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/03/2019 | Sanramon Post office (USPS) hsetin | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | | | Union City, CA (USPS) JonnyO | Y | 12/14/2018 | 12/21/2018 | 12/20/2018 | 12/28/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 12/31/2018 | Boise,ID (Local University) kaberosi | Y | 12/30/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | | N/A | | Citrus Heights, CA (USPS) JoannaV | N | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | 01/04/2019 | 01/18/2019 | N/A | 01/22/2019 | Richmond, VA (USPS) himanshu.7710 | N | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/15/2019 | Chicago, IL (USPS) B&O | N | 01/16/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/14/2019 | Baltimore, MD (USPS) tokoro10 | Y | 01/17/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/26/2019 | 01/31/2019 | 02/01/2019 | Nashville, TN (USPS) rshree | Y | 01/18/2019 | | 01/24/2019 | 01/29/2019 | N/A | 02/01/2019 | San Francisco, CA (USPS) CCmm | N | 01/24/2019 |  | 01/29/2019 | | | | Boston, MA (USPS) jjgouwu | Y | 01/25/2019 | | 01/29/2019 | | | | Arlington, MA (USPS) Matt Camon | N | 01/28/2019 | | 01/31/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/15/2019 | 02/15/2019 | Austin, TX (USPS) visaquestions2018 | N | 02/06/2019 | 02/11/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/15/2019 | N/A | | New York, NY (USPS) gypsyqueen | Y | 02/14/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/28/2019 | 03/04/2019 | Norfolk, VA (Courthouse) Hypnos | N | 02/19/2019 | 02/23/2019 | 02/21/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Weatherford, TX (USPS) Dann_tgh | N | 02/21/2019 | | | | | | Orlando, FL (City Clerks office) dvaquerano | Y | 02/15/2019 | | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | N/A | | Atlanta, GA (Midtown Office) thilimaa | Y | 02/21/2019 | 02/26/2019 | 02/25/2019 | 03/04/2019 | 03/07/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Campbell, CA (Oath Ceremony) maria_betances | Y | 02/25/2019 | 02/27/2019 | | | Charlotte, NC (USPS) Bin Deeq | N | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 03/21/2019 | | 03/23/2019 | Portland, OR AK_2014 | Y | 03/04/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/18/2019 | 03/21/2019 | 03/25/2019 | Kirkwood, MO (Public library) VarmaI | Y | 03/07/2019 | | | | | | San Antonio,TX ( USPS) zedkyuu | N | 03/21/2019 | 03/26/2019 | 03/26/2019 | 04/15/2019 | N/A | 04/20/2019 | San Francisco, CA (USPS)  Life_love | N | 03/27/2019 | 04/02/2019 | 04/02/2019 | 04/25/2019 | N/A | | Atlanta, GA (USPS) Filya | N | 04/02/2019 | 04/08/2019 | 04/08/2019 | | N/A | | Hamel, MN (USPS)  bonhomme | N | 04/03/2019 | 04/09/2019 | 04/09/2019 | --/--/---- | N/A | | Houston, TX (Public Library) pipos18 | N | 04/08/2019 | 04/08/2019 | 04/09/2019 | --/--/---- | N/A | | Humble, TX (USPS) cocoza | N | 03/19/2019 | 03/25/2019 | 03/25/2019 | 04/20/2019 | | | Los Angeles, CA (USPS) a.t.jones | N | 04/16/2019 | 04/23/2019 | 03/23/2019 | | | | IRB, FL (USPS) derwood | Y | 04/12/2019 | | | | | | Dayton, OH (USPS)
  10. yay!!! so happy to hear this...Thank God!! and congratulations. The oath ceremony in Atlanta is rather lackluster and impersonal but the feeling of completion, to be finally done after all these years is well worth it. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. It isn't compulsory however, it is recommended you do. US citizen's DL doesn't have limited term on them which ours do...that's about the only difference I can think of right off the bat.
  12. =================================== US Passport & Card: 2019 Applicants =================================== User Name |Expedited|Sent |Cashed |Trackable |PP Received |PPC Received|NC Received |Location Lovenil | N | 01/20/2018 | 01/24/2018 | 01/25/2018 | | | | Newark, NJ KVE | N | 07/05/2018 | 07/10/2018 | 07/09/2018 | 07/23/2018 | N/A | --/--/2018 | Ohio (USPS) soapface | N | 08/13/2018 | 08/20/2018 | 08/18/2018 | 08/25/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Omaha, NE (USPS) ezsosa | N | 08/20/2018 | 08/27/2018 | 08/24/2018 | 09/04/2018 | N/A | --/--/---- | Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Moorestown Mall) jrudd | N | 08/27/2018 | 08/31/2018 | 08/30/2018 | 09/14/2018 | N/A | | San Diego, CA (USPS) whowantsoranges | Y | 10/11/2018 | 10/15/2018 | 10/12/2018 | 10/17/2018 | --/--/---- | --/--/---- | Philadelphia, PA (USPS) anyz | N | 12/07/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/12/2018 | 12/24/2018 | 12/24/2018 | | New York, NY (USPS) Vkrishn | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/03/2019 | Sanramon Post office (USPS) hsetin | N | 12/14/2018 | 12/17/2018 | 12/18/2018 | 12/29/2018 | | | Union City, CA (USPS) JonnyO | Y | 12/14/2018 | 12/21/2018 | 12/20/2018 | 12/28/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 12/31/2018 | Boise,ID (Local University) kaberosi | Y | 12/30/2018 | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | | N/A | | Citrus Heights, CA (USPS) JoannaV | N | 12/31/2018 | 01/04/2019 | 01/04/2019 | 01/18/2019 | N/A | 01/22/2019 | Richmond, VA (USPS) himanshu.7710 | N | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 01/08/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/15/2019 | Chicago, IL (USPS) B&O | N | 01/16/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 02/08/2019 | N/A | 02/14/2019 | Baltimore, MD (USPS) tokoro10 | Y | 01/17/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/23/2019 | 01/26/2019 | 01/31/2019 | 02/01/2019 | Nashville, TN (USPS) rshree | Y | 01/18/2019 | | 01/24/2019 | 01/29/2019 | N/A | 02/01/2019 | San Francisco, CA (USPS) CCmm | N | 01/24/2019 |  | 01/29/2019 | | | | Boston, MA (USPS) jjgouwu | Y | 01/25/2019 | | 01/29/2019 | | | | Arlington, MA (USPS) Matt Camon | N | 01/28/2019 | | 01/31/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/15/2019 | 02/15/2019 | Austin, TX (USPS) visaquestions2018 | N | 02/06/2019 | 02/11/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/15/2019 | N/A | | New York, NY (USPS) gypsyqueen | Y | 02/14/2019 | 02/14/2019 | 02/19/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/28/2019 | 03/04/2019 | Norfolk, VA (Courthouse) Hypnos | N | 02/19/2019 | 02/23/2019 | 02/21/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/08/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Weatherford, TX (USPS) Dann_tgh | N | 02/21/2019 | | | | | | Orlando, FL (City Clerks office) dvaquerano | Y | 02/15/2019 | | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | N/A | | Atlanta, GA (Midtown Office) thilimaa | Y | 02/21/2019 | 02/26/2019 | 02/25/2019 | 03/04/2019 | 03/07/2019 | 03/07/2019 | Campbell, CA (Oath Ceremony) maria_betances | Y | 02/25/2019 | 02/27/2019 | | | Charlotte, NC (USPS) Bin Deeq | N | 02/21/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 02/27/2019 | 03/21/2019 | | 03/23/2019 | Portland, OR AK_2014 | Y | 03/04/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/11/2019 | 03/18/2019 | 03/21/2019 | 03/25/2019 | Kirkwood, MO (Public library) VarmaI | Y | 03/07/2019 | | | | | | San Antonio,TX ( USPS) zedkyuu | N | 03/21/2019 | 03/26/2019 | 03/26/2019 | | N/A | | San Francisco, CA (USPS)  Life_love | N | 03/27/2019 | 04/02/2019 | 04/02/2019 | | N/A | | Atlanta, GA (USPS) 
  13. good one...and good luck. From the looks of the data, you're likely to get your interview notice next month and interview in may, hopefully. So congrats in advance
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