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UK Citizen Traveling to UK - "Soon To Expire" British Passport

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Hello All:

My wife is holding off sending off her N-400 until her trip to the UK is concluded - that will avoid the whole missing appointments while traveling. I checked her passport and noticed that will be expiring 4/13/2011. Would she be refused travel/entry based on this "soon to expire" British passport? I have read that at least 6 months validity on the passport is required. I wanted to find out about others' experiences to make sure. I think I still have enough time to renew it here in the U.S. (provided there is some sort of expedited processing available). She just received her 10 year green card last year, so that is nowhere near expiring.

Your input is greatly appreciated.

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Hello All:

My wife is holding off sending off her N-400 until her trip to the UK is concluded - that will avoid the whole missing appointments while traveling. I checked her passport and noticed that will be expiring 4/13/2011. Would she be refused travel/entry based on this "soon to expire" British passport? I have read that at least 6 months validity on the passport is required. I wanted to find out about others' experiences to make sure. I think I still have enough time to renew it here in the U.S. (provided there is some sort of expedited processing available). She just received her 10 year green card last year, so that is nowhere near expiring.

Your input is greatly appreciated.

Since she has her 10-year GC, she doesn't fall under the 6-months validity of passport rule - that's for visitors and she is an LPR. If you want to put your mind at ease, contact the CBP at the airport she'll be flying out of/to.


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It has to be valid for at least another second when ENTERING the US again. For naturalization purposes, it can be expired.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

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Kool. Trip is planned for August 20th to Sepetmber 12th of this year, so it sounds like it is good to go. I was considering (possibly) having my wife renew it in Britain, but want to hold off as the citizenship process will likely be started when we get back and there is probably a name change involved.

Thanks!!! Anyone's experiences would be great to add to this post for reference, especially if there was any experiences that are at odds with the two helpful posts above.

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