Everywhere it says how you don't need a passport to file I-751 and all, BUT there is a situation where they might call you for an interview and that's when they need your passport! why? i guess because they take your 2 year card and they stamp your passport. So you have some kind of proof of your status while you're waiting for 10-year old card.That's my guess
Here is a copy of the letter i got.
see how it says to bring VALID UNEXPIRED PASSPORT.
i'm freaking out right now. I just called to find out how long it takes to exchange my russian passport and they said 4 months at least!!! it costs a lot of money AND according to the new stupid rules i have to go to San Francisco consulate to pick it up! I wasn't planning on doing it in the near future. And now what?
Any thoughts? suggestions? I asked my lawyer and he was certain it doesn't matter if my passport is expired or not
I would really appreciate if someone shared their I-751 interview experiences and what exactly they did with your passport.