For Naturalization, if the application is done before a child is 18, and the exam takes place after, does he need to take it?

Asked 10 months ago - Brooklyn, NY

My family applied for citizenship several months ago, before my son turned 18. We have an interview/exam coming up shortly, and his birthday has already passed. Will he need to refile or does the age at the time the petition consider him still a minor? Will he need to take the test himself?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . He will need to submit his own N-400 application. Please see

    Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response... more
  2. Jorge Ivan Pardo

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    Answered . He will likely need to file his own N-400 if neither of his parents Naturalized before he turned 18.

  3. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . He needs to submit an independent application for naturalization.

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  4. Ili J. Subhan

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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. He will need to submit an N-400.

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