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  • Applying for a US passport - STICKY

    Please check out these links (US State Department & US Postal Service) for applying for a US passport -

    First-time applicants (most of us are !!) - check out this page - http://travel.state.gov/passport/get...first_832.html.

    Applying for a US Passport - US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

    The Passport Application Wizard is an helpful link - http://travel.state.gov/passport/for.../ds11_842.html.

    Also check out the Passport Card link in the State Department website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt...card_3926.html. I would strongly recommend getting one and slipping it in your wallet in the slot vacated by the green card.

    Applying for a US Passport through USPS - http://www.usps.com/passport/. This may be the easiest way for most of us.

    Online Status Check - There is a link in the state department website to check the status of your application online - http://travel.state.gov/passport/get...atus_2567.html

    I found this a useful site - http://www.newcitizen.us

    Good luck.

    Moderator! Please make this page sticky; thanks!!
    Last edited by ravi1985; 19th April 2008, 06:55 AM.
    11/19/07 (000) - N400s - TSC/Atlanta
    11/21/07 (002) - Priority Date
    02/22/08 (095) - FP Appt.
    04/16/08 (149) - Interview & Oath
    -----
    04/18/08 (000) - US Passport applied
    04/25/08 (007) - Received US Passport
    -----
    04/28/08 (000) - OCI app-India/Houston
    06/12/08 (045) - Acknowledged
    07/17/08 (080) - Scanned
    07/28/08 (091) - Granted
    07/29/08 (092) - Printed
    08/01/08 (095) - Dispatched
    08/04/08 (098) - Recd at Houston
    08/05/08 (099) - Passports mailed
    08/14/08 (108) - OCI received

  • #2
    new jersey to new york

    i live in new jersey. Can i apply for my us passport in new york?

    arigsagc
    Originally posted by ravi1985 View Post
    Please check out these links (US State Department & US Postal Service) for applying for a US passport -

    Applying for a US Passport - US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

    The Passport Application Wizard is an helpful link - http://travel.state.gov/passport/for.../ds11_842.html.

    First-time applicants (most of us are !!) - check out this page - http://travel.state.gov/passport/get...first_832.html.

    Also check out the Passport Card link in the State Department website at http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt...card_3926.html. I would strongly recommend getting one and slipping it in your wallet in the slot vacated by the green card.

    Applying for a US Passport through USPS - http://www.usps.com/passport/. This may be the easiest way for most of us.

    Online Status Check - There is a link in the state department website to check the status of your application online - http://travel.state.gov/passport/get...atus_2567.html

    Good luck.

    (Moderator! Please make this page sticky; thanks!!)
    arigsagc

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    • #3
      Originally posted by arigsagc View Post
      i live in new jersey. Can i apply for my us passport in new york?

      arigsagc
      Usually people apply in/from their home base. That said, any specific reason for wanting to apply in NY?

      You may be able to apply in NY. In fact, use the post office route and apply from any post office in NY. Check the USPS website posted earlier to check out the post office nearest you in NY that also had a passport processing center.

      Good luck.
      11/19/07 (000) - N400s - TSC/Atlanta
      11/21/07 (002) - Priority Date
      02/22/08 (095) - FP Appt.
      04/16/08 (149) - Interview & Oath
      -----
      04/18/08 (000) - US Passport applied
      04/25/08 (007) - Received US Passport
      -----
      04/28/08 (000) - OCI app-India/Houston
      06/12/08 (045) - Acknowledged
      07/17/08 (080) - Scanned
      07/28/08 (091) - Granted
      07/29/08 (092) - Printed
      08/01/08 (095) - Dispatched
      08/04/08 (098) - Recd at Houston
      08/05/08 (099) - Passports mailed
      08/14/08 (108) - OCI received

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      • #4
        new york city woker

        i work in new york city and i a more familiar with the system and easier for me to travel around than in new jersey.

        Originally posted by ravi1985 View Post
        Usually people apply in/from their home base. That said, any specific reason for wanting to apply in NY?

        You may be able to apply in NY. In fact, use the post office route and apply from any post office in NY. Check the USPS website posted earlier to check out the post office nearest you in NY that also had a passport processing center.

        Good luck.
        arigsagc

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        • #5
          We just submitted my US passport applications yesterday at a local post office - just normal processing.
          11/19/07 (000) - N400s - TSC/Atlanta
          11/21/07 (002) - Priority Date
          02/22/08 (095) - FP Appt.
          04/16/08 (149) - Interview & Oath
          -----
          04/18/08 (000) - US Passport applied
          04/25/08 (007) - Received US Passport
          -----
          04/28/08 (000) - OCI app-India/Houston
          06/12/08 (045) - Acknowledged
          07/17/08 (080) - Scanned
          07/28/08 (091) - Granted
          07/29/08 (092) - Printed
          08/01/08 (095) - Dispatched
          08/04/08 (098) - Recd at Houston
          08/05/08 (099) - Passports mailed
          08/14/08 (108) - OCI received

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          • #6
            Hello everyone.

            My oath appt. is June 27, 2008in manhattan. Is it possible to get a passport within 5 days. I plan to visit overseas on July 8 ( I already bought the airline tickets).

            thanks for your help

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            • #7
              Yes, make an appointment at the nearest passport agency and show your ticket. You should get your passport the same day. You will have to pay the expedited service fee.

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              • #8
                My 13 year old sister has a green card. My parents recently naturalized as US citizens and promptly applied for a US passport for my sister. They received the passport within a few weeks. Interestingly, the green card was also returned to us with the passport. Since she is a US citizen what should we do with the green card? Are we required to send it back to USCIS? Is there an well defined procedure for this?

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                • #9
                  Triple posted above. Come on, open a new thread, or post it in one thread please.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alf View Post
                    My 13 year old sister has a green card. My parents recently naturalized as US citizens and promptly applied for a US passport for my sister. They received the passport within a few weeks. Interestingly, the green card was also returned to us with the passport. Since she is a US citizen what should we do with the green card? Are we required to send it back to USCIS? Is there an well defined procedure for this?
                    don't u think that if USCIS/Passport folks wanted ur greencard, that they would have kept it?

                    do whatever you wish with it.
                    2008AF000101XX
                    March 16, 07: NL received
                    March 30, 07: Mailed forms to KCC
                    Feb 15, 08: Mailed Dv fee to Dept of State
                    March 17:Mailed AOS package To Lockbox
                    April 28:Check Cashed
                    April 29:NOA's received.
                    May, 1:Biometric Appointment letter received.
                    May 16:Biometric done (infopass)
                    May 17:EAD approved,Background check cleared
                    May 24:AP received
                    July 9: Successful Interview and Card production
                    July 12: Welcome letter
                    July 19: Card received.

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                    • #11
                      I applied for my passport and was told that there is no need to apply for passport card unless you commute a lot to Canada or Mexico as it is quite limiting and won't result in faster processing when crossing the border to Canada or Mexico. Also, someone in this forum mentioned that you have to slip your passport card in a metal jacket so the info on the RFID chip cannot be stolen.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alf View Post
                        My 13 year old sister has a green card. My parents recently naturalized as US citizens and promptly applied for a US passport for my sister. They received the passport within a few weeks. Interestingly, the green card was also returned to us with the passport. Since she is a US citizen what should we do with the green card? Are we required to send it back to USCIS? Is there an well defined procedure for this?
                        It's against the law for a citizen to possess a green card. Submit your green card to USCIS asap.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Alf View Post
                          My 13 year old sister has a green card. My parents recently naturalized as US citizens and promptly applied for a US passport for my sister. They received the passport within a few weeks. Interestingly, the green card was also returned to us with the passport. Since she is a US citizen what should we do with the green card? Are we required to send it back to USCIS? Is there an well defined procedure for this?
                          Keep it as a souvenir. But, don't ever try to use it !!!

                          N400 NYC DO
                          NOA 01/23/08
                          FP 02/13/08
                          Infopass 9/19/08
                          NC OK'd 9/29/08
                          ID: 11/17/08 / Garden City, NY
                          OL: 3/05/09
                          USC: 03/06/09
                          PP: 03/07/09 (applied)
                          PP: 03/16/09 (received)
                          PPC: 03/20/09 (received)
                          USCN: 03/20/09 (received)
                          CBP Global Entry Member: Since 2008

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by maisflocon View Post
                            It's against the law for a citizen to possess a green card. Submit your green card to USCIS asap.
                            If it were USCIS won't send green cards by US mail to the citizen children.

                            To submit green card one needs to file N-600, not a cheap thing.

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                            • #15
                              Need appointment urgenly

                              I tried calling to make an appointment at my state local passport office. They will not give me an early date. I have travel to my country urgently and donot have US passport. Please let me know how to get an appointment right away? I was told they will not allow without prior appointment?

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                              • #16
                                I presume you are talking about "passport agency" dealing with urgent passports. Usually, they will not have next day appointments, maybe a week down the line. If it is really urgent, try landing up at the office without appointment. They do allow ... it depends on how motivated you are. Going early (before office opens) will help.
                                GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
                                I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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                                • #17
                                  Actually a lot of Americans have a passport. But I'm pretty sure that they just won't let you pass without a passport. I think you can just go get one at Walgreens or something.
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                                  • #18
                                    To moderators: How do you report a spammer? There was one yday, and looks like one today.
                                    GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
                                    I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by sanjoseaug20 View Post
                                      To moderators: How do you report a spammer? There was one yday, and looks like one today.
                                      Click on the icon (triangle with an exclamation mark ) under the post that you want to report as Spam.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Amma9 View Post
                                        I tried calling to make an appointment at my state local passport office. They will not give me an early date. I have travel to my country urgently and donot have US passport. Please let me know how to get an appointment right away? I was told they will not allow without prior appointment?
                                        What do you mean "travel to your country"? Your country now is the United States.

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