Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petition?

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Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petition?

Postby sohojohnny » 02 Feb 2008, 19:07

I HEARD NEW YORK CONSUL, WILL ACCEPT PETION OF NATURALIZATION W/ CERTIFICATE NUMBER, CAN ANYONE CONFIRM.
WHAT ABOUT NEW JERSEY ???

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Re: Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petiti

Postby peggymckee » 02 Feb 2008, 19:38

See Gildone's excellent answer below. Good luck, Peg
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Re: Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petiti

Postby Gildone » 02 Feb 2008, 23:11

^Peggy: just to clarify: are you speaking for New York or New Jersey as he asked?

Depending upon the consulate, the paperwork in question can show that the citizenship process was started AFTER the birth of the next person in your citizenship chain. In this sort of case, it can be useful, depending upon the consulate. I don't know about New York, but Detroit accepted just the Declaration of Intention for my great grandfather, because it was filed well after my grandfather was born. Detroit is one of the easier consulates though because they don't have a lot of pending applications and no backlog.

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Postby peggymckee » 02 Feb 2008, 23:44

Gildone--
I only know what I read and your experience is the first I've ever heard of any Consulate's accepting only the declaration of intent. Good to know, though. All the best, Peg
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Re: Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petiti

Postby Gildone » 03 Feb 2008, 17:56

^Actually, I forgot that I had a no-record letter from USCIS (which I would suggest that even Detroit applicants make sure they get), they took it with the rest of my documents, but they seemed satisfied with the the fact that my g-grandfather filed a Declaration of Intention in 1919 and again in 1942, and that I had gotten a copy of is immigration file that showed he was a registered alien up until his death.

As I said, Detroit is particularly liberal compared to the other consulates. Always check with your consulate as to what they want. My experience isn't necessarily transferable to other consulates, particularly Boston, SF and LA. Always check with your consulate.

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Re: Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petiti

Postby mler » 03 Feb 2008, 21:04

As of August, 2006, both NY and NJ were ok with the Petition if it was accompanied by the Oath. The Oath has the actual date of naturalization written on it. I'm not sure that the petition would be enough (although it seems it should be). At both consulates, they looked at the petition but then carefully checked the oath for the date citizenship actually was conferred.

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Postby Gildone » 04 Feb 2008, 13:25

Thanks mler. your answer was more helpful than mine...

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Re: Anyone know if New York or New Jersey will accept petiti

Postby grigi » 20 Apr 2008, 19:37

[quote="Gildone"] ... and that I had gotten a copy of is immigration file that showed he was a registered alien up until his death.>

Hello, would you please explain what an immigration file is, where you got it from and how long it took to get it? Thanks!


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