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Traveling back to the UK and getting a new passport whilst there?

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Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

I have a question. My daughter and I are about to file for Removal of Conditions next month. In September we are planning to go back to the UK for a week or two. My daughter's UK passport is due to expire in April 2012 - while we are back in the UK can I get a new passport (I would make an appointment to get the passport at the passport office same day)for her without encountering any problems travelling back to the States afterwards with a different passport? Also, if I don't renew the passport would it be a problem with the fact that the UK passport will barely be valid for 6 months we we arrive back in the states? Thanks!

Kirsten

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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It takes 4 to 6 weeks to get a new passport and 2 to 3 weeks to get it expedited.You have to send your passport to the passport office to get your new one.Hope this helps.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

Marriage (if applicable): 2010-12-03

I-130 Sent : 2011-03-09

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-11

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2011-06-20

NVC Received : 2011-07-26

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2011-07-27

Pay I-864 Bill 2011-07-28

Receive I-864 Package : 2011-07-28

Return Completed I-864 : 2011-07-28

Return Completed DS-3032 :

Receive IV Bill : 2011-07-28

Pay IV Bill : 2011-07-28

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-16

NVC Left : 2011-08-17

Consulate Received : 2011-08-19

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-29

Interview Date : 2011-10-17 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 101 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 220 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Ok no I'm wrong there is a 24 hour service.Yep I don't see why you couldn't.Good luck and have fun!! :dance:


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : London, United Kingdom

Marriage (if applicable): 2010-12-03

I-130 Sent : 2011-03-09

I-130 NOA1 : 2011-03-11

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :

I-130 Approved : 2011-06-20

NVC Received : 2011-07-26

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2011-07-27

Pay I-864 Bill 2011-07-28

Receive I-864 Package : 2011-07-28

Return Completed I-864 : 2011-07-28

Return Completed DS-3032 :

Receive IV Bill : 2011-07-28

Pay IV Bill : 2011-07-28

Receive Instruction Package :

Case Completed at NVC : 2011-08-16

NVC Left : 2011-08-17

Consulate Received : 2011-08-19

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2011-08-29

Interview Date : 2011-10-17 Submit Review

Interview Result :

Second Interview

(If Required):

Second Interview Result:

Visa Received :

US Entry :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-130 was approved in 101 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 220 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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You can get it same day at the passport office in the UK using the Premium One Day Service (In March last year I got mine in 3 hours at the Glasgow office) http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/howlongittakesandurgentappplications/DG_174149

You can get a new passport through the Washington embassy but when I looked into it it looked like a real pain. http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/passports/

I have the same question about getting a new passport next time I am in the UK... Can someone who's had experience travelling one way on one passport and back on the new passport give any advice?? Is this likely to cause any problems?

Helen


05-2010 I-129F application received by USCIS.

05-2010 NOA1 received.

07-2010 NOA2 received.

07-2010 Packet 3 received.

08-2010 Packet 3 returned.

09-2010 Medical in London.

10-2010 Interview at US Embassy in London: Approved.

10-2010 POE Newark, NJ.

11-2010 Married in Vermont.

03-2011 Notice of acceptance of AOS packet.

03-2011 Biometrics appointment in St Albans.

03-2010 Case transfered to California Service Centre.

04-2011 I-485 Approved.

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So long as you do not need to change any of the information on the passport, you should be able to renew it in person with either the one-day or one-week service. The directgov website says, "If you do not live in the UK, you can apply in person for a passport for your child while visiting the UK." and there is no indication there that travelling out with a different passport might be a problem. I can't foresee any problem with entering the US, so long as you all have the letter from USCIS with the one year extension for your green cards. The passport shouldn't be a problem. You will also have your daughter's old passport with you, not that I think anyone will ask why it's different.

If you choose to wait to renew the passport in the US (cheaper than expedited service I presume!) then I don't think that will be a problem either. As a permanent resident, it is her green card that gives your daughter access to the US. The passport validity is a concern for those travellers who are expected to leave the country after a defined period of time: if their passport will expire then they won't be able to leave so that is why it is an issue on entry. But your daughter can live in the US and not have a valid passport, so there is no need for it to be valid beyond the day of travel, even.

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Make an appointment on the call help line. They will mail you a letter outlining what you need to bring for your appointment.

I got mine last time I was home. No hassle at all. The worst part was going through security. Take as little as possible with you for the appointment as they have the machine really finely set and everything triggers it - jewelery, keys etc. :)


ROC

AR11 filed: 02/05/11

I-751 filed at Vermont Service Center: 02/07/11

NOA: 02/14/11

Biometrics appt: 03/21/11

RoC Interview: Not required

RoC Approved: 08/04/2011

10 yr Green card received: 08/10/2011

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Thanks for the responses. Has anyone else been in a situation like this with success?
Lots of the Canucks (and this erstwhile Canuck) have been in the analogous situation (needing to renew expiring passport when visiting "home").

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Thanks for the responses. Has anyone else been in a situation like this with success?

I went back to Aus on maiden name passport and flew back in on married name passport. It was an entirely different number on my passport. I had ZERO issues. It matched my GC (finally) and no-one even mentioned that it had changed. I assume that there's details on my previous passport on the chip in my new passport but even then it's just the GC they care about. No stress. My ONLY stress was making sure it was done in time, there was no 24 hour service. They didn't accept my US marriage cert so I had to do an official change of name and THEN change my passport. Luckily I was home for 2 months so I got it about 2 weeks before I needed to fly back to the US.

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