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Seahorsea1 Aug 20th 2002 5:48 am

UK Passport and N400
 
What does the INS do with your passport when you take it to your interview re N400 application.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

L D Jones Aug 20th 2002 4:20 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
Seahorsea1 wrote:
    > What does the INS do with your passport when you take it to your interview re N400
    > application. Any help would be greatly appreciated

I've never been to an N400 interview I can imagine all they do is use it to verify
your identity. I doubt it is stamped in any way.

rogerpenycate Aug 20th 2002 5:51 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
I'm not sure what the 400 is.
If it's an I-130 filing, as LD said they only use it for indentification.
They don't stamp it.
The visa comes in the form of a "colourful" A4 (ish) piece
of paper with all of your info on it.
This is stapled to the "mysterious brown envelope" which is your case history,and must be kept in your hand luggage
(un-tampered) for presentation to the INS at your POE.

Good luck

Steve & Lisa Aug 20th 2002 6:43 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
N400 is used when applying for citizenship.


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Seahorsea1 Aug 20th 2002 6:52 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
the N 400 is to apply for citizenship/naturalisation. I have a friend who has been here for 19 years and is now applying to change her status, but she's worried that they will do something with her passport which will make it invalid. She wants to be a dual citizen with the UK and US. She doesn't want any surprises when she goes for her interview.

Morkai Kurst Aug 20th 2002 8:35 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
To lose your british citizenship you have to go and physically renounce it before an
officer of the British embassy. Whatever happens at the interview will make no
difference as to what the UK thinks your citizenship is. You will always be British
in their eyes.

What actually happens to your passport at the interview I cannot say having only just
started on this path, but I can promise you your friends UK citizenship is in no
danger of being lost.

Morkai

"Seahorsea1" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > the N 400 is to apply for citizenship/naturalisation. I have a friend who has been
    > here for 19 years and is now applying to change her status, but she's worried that
    > they will do something with her passport which will make it invalid. She wants to
    > be a dual citizen with the UK and US. She doesn't want any surprises when she goes
    > for her interview.
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com

Ed Chernenkoff Aug 20th 2002 11:48 pm

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
I am a Canadian and have had my N-400 interview and they did absolutely nothing with
my passport.. Am going to the oath ceremony this Friday and won't be taking my
passport with me as it's not needed..

Lots of luck

Ed

"Morkai Kurst" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
ews.demon.co.uk
...
    > To lose your british citizenship you have to go and physically renounce it before
    > an officer of the British embassy. Whatever happens at the
interview
    > will make no difference as to what the UK thinks your citizenship is. You will
    > always be British in their eyes.
    > What actually happens to your passport at the interview I cannot say
having
    > only just started on this path, but I can promise you your friends UK citizenship
    > is in no danger of being lost.
    > Morkai
    > "Seahorsea1" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > the N 400 is to apply for citizenship/naturalisation. I have a friend who has
    > > been here for 19 years and is now applying to change her status, but she's
    > > worried that they will do something with her passport which will make it invalid.
    > > She wants to be a dual citizen with the UK and US. She doesn't want any
    > > surprises when she goes for her interview.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    > >

Folinskyiinla Aug 21st 2002 12:31 am

Re: UK Passport and N400
 
Seahorsea1 <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>...
    > What does the INS do with your passport when you take it to your interview re N400
    > application. Any help would be greatly appreciated

An immigration lawyer observes:

most people don't even bother to take the passport to the naturalization interview.
Sometimes, its helpful if you have been spending a lot of time outside of the US
during the requisite residence period.

In any case, no entry in made in the passport.

BTW, although the U.S. requires you to renounce your allegiance to the Queen, the
Queen refuses to recognize that allegiance. IOW, you become a dual national.


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