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xDestineyx

Passport Validity

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Hello,

I was just wondering, does the 6 months validly for passports rule apply for immigrant visas? Do my family members need to have six months left on their passports upon their arrival as permanent residents?

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F4 - India - PD - 23rd March 2003


- Received COA 14th May 2015


- Received Visa and reached to US in Feb 2016

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It's 6 months when the visa is issued (as they are usually valid 6 months), not when you arrive.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Usually, the embassy will require there are 6 months left on the passports when they issue the visas. But if there is only one month left when they enter the USA, that is fine.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Hi,

When your family gets to the US, they will be green card holders. If they want to travel internationally (including visiting home), they will need unexpired passports. It will be easier to get in the home country than in the US in most cases. They might as well take care of it before immigrating. Some posters have reported having trouble getting their foreign passports renewed in the US.

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Thank you all, and yes, it wouldn't have been a problem and I wouldn't have asked about the whole thing if they were actually in their home country, the problem is that they're not, and their embassy told them that it would take a year to issue new passports. Their cases have been completed two weeks ago and they still don't have an appointment date so we're worried because their passports expire on March 2016.

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