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Can I request for an earlier oath ceremony date?

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My interview is at the end of this month, but I just made an appointment on info pass because I am traveling soon. I am afraid that I will not get my passport in time for my trip because I don't know when my oath ceremony will be if I pass the interview. Is is okay to ask at the info pass appointment if I can get an expedited oath date?

I am traveling in January. Only issue is that I need to get the visa which might take 4-6 weeks

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The oath will not be scheduled until after you pass your N-400 interview. You can ask at your infopass appointment to expedite scheduling of your N-400 interview. What is so important that you wait to travel until after you become a naturalized U.S. Citizen.? and get a passport? This is not a good idea to me. Hope this helps. Wishing you well.

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I would send a written request to the USCIS office where your naturalization interview is scheduled, explaining the reason for your need to expedite the oath ceremony. I have had an oath ceremony scheduled the same day as the interview at the New York USCIS office.

This is general information only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.


Trip without special needs would not change a date for your interview, in Queens if interview is successful, you get oath on the same day.

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