What to do if I need to travel abroad just after my naturalization oath?

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What to do if I need to travel abroad just after my naturalization oath?

Is it possible to take the oath and apply for passport (and surrender my green card), then travel abroad with my country of birth passport (please note I would not have my green card) and have my passport mailed to me when issued, so I can return?I know I can try to get a same day passport but still, is this an option?

Asked on April 22, 2013 under Immigration Law, Virginia

Answers:

Harun Kazmi / Kazmi and Sakata Attorneys at Law

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Your best move is same day passport processing. Typically with the oath, you can pick it up the next day for the expediting fee.  You can always do what you plan, but if there is any issue with the application and/or the passport agency, you will have issues returning. In order to apply for your first passport, you must provide the original Naturalization Certificate. If it gets lost, you may get stuck.


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