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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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I may have a dilema on my hands. We are sailing on October 22 out of Boston. My husband is taking his citizenship test on 8/17 and if he passes will probably be sworn in on 9/27 is this enough time to get a passport if we use the expideted service and overnight delivery options?

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Old August 4th, 2005, 09:55 AM
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Usually takes 2 weeks if you expedite it. It'll be close but, you should make it.
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Personally I wouldn't chance it. You are talking about a 3 week turnaround. You have to send in his birth certificate and other documents to get the passport and if the passport is delayed... you won't even have his BC to get on the ship. Expediting might work for a US born citizen but he will be a brand new sworn in citizen (CONGRATULATIONS!!!) and this might cause a delay. I would wait until after your cruise, then send in all necessary documents and get it as soon as possible. Remember to copy all your documents before sending them in just incase! JMHO.

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There in lies the problem....On oath day they take all of his Portugese stuff,passport,green card and such so he will only have his Naturalization Papers and the original has to be sent in with the application

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That's the reason I say wait and be safe.

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We cannot wait the government sets up your interview date and oath date,I guess we could delay the oath date,not too sure about that will have to check...thanks

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Sorry geraylynd, I meant wait and get the passport not taking the oath. You don't want to be without all the documents when your cruise comes.

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You are right,and I may just have my husband to tell them to post-pone the oath until November to be on the safe side

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I would check with the State Department, but if you use one of the services that provides expited passports, I believe you should be able to get it quickly.......but you will pay an arm and a leg for it.

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Thanks Lisa....we are going to expedite his passport as soon as he is sworn in,also for our ports of call a passport is not needed if you are a US citizen and he would need a notarized copy of his nationalization papers. This is right on RC website and I spoke with a rep yesterday who told me the same thing...

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