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Got the CFR notice today and it wanted me to bring "all" passports including expired to the interview.

I have been a PR for about 8 years. My current passport covers my last five years' departure and arrival records, and my lost expired passport covers the first three years' records after I became PR.

I originally thought just bringing my current passport to the interview should be okay since it covers my last five years' records. I have been living in the US for more than 58 months in the last 5 years

But right now, since my lost expired passport is listed in the the CFR notice, I am not sure if I will have any troubles during the interview. The first three years I only stay in the US about 1 month per year since I was still a college student in my country. I can only come back to the US during my vacations.

Does IO always strictly check the requirements in the CFR notice? What am I supposed to do?

Any helps will be appreciated. Thanks.

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I just went for my interview and spent ages trying to find my old expired passport too. I finally found it and took it with me, but was never asked for it, nor for any other documents apart from my current passport, ID and green card.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. If it is truly lost, there is nothing you can possibly do. You can't get a copy of it or replace it, so relax. Anyway, USCIS no doubt have records of every entry and exit you have made so just be honest if they ask.

Annie UK

2004 Awaiting my divorce

Decree nisi 29th July YAYYYYYYYYYY


Dec 23 decree arrives, I-129F sent to Nebraska!!!

Dec 27 NOA1

Feb 16 2005 NOA2 (51 days)

May 17 INTERVIEW 9am!!!! (day 141) Approved

May 30 Arrived POE Chicago (flight delayed!!)

June 13 applied for SSN

June 30 Wedding on beach at sunset awwwww

AOS 2005

July 11 Sent off AOS/AP/EAD to Chicago

Sep 1 I485 transferred to CSC

Sep 15 EAD and AP approved (59 days)

Nov 25 Green card and Welcome letter arrive in mail (no interview) 130 days

Removing Conditions 2007

Aug 15 I-751 sent to Nebraska

Sep 14 NOA1 rec'd, transferred to CSC again

Sep 21 rec'd bios appt for 9/28/07

Jan 26 2008 Approved. 10 Yr card received 1/28/08.

Naturalization 2008

Sep 8 N-400 sent to Nebraska

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Oct 7 Biometrics

July 10 2009 - Interview, approved!

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Filed: Timeline

Hi Annie,

Thanks for your reply. Still have a couple of questions for you.

You said IO didn't ask for your old passport, but did IO check your current passport very strictly or just take a glance? Did your current passport cover at least last five years of your records? Thanks.

I am also curious if anybody had a hard time during the interview because of losing expired passport. If so, please share your experience with me. Thanks.


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