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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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I posted this originally under "Moving here and your new life in America" but I wondered if any Romanians have experience with this:

Has anyone ever heard of taking a vacation with some kind of consulate-issued travel document rather than with a passport? My husband and I are planning to visit his home country (Romania) in December. We have been married for almost two years now, so my husband has a green card. However, his passport has expired and we have been running into all kinds of problems trying to renew it from here. If we don't get his passport renewed in time for our trip, we've heard that you can travel with a document from the consulate here. Apparently it would only take one day to get his passport renewed if he was there to do it in person, but they keep wanting more paperwork in order to allow his sister to do it for him over there. Anyway, the thought of trying to travel internationally with something other than a passport makes me really nervous about complications. Has anyone ever heard of someone doing this successfully?

I guess my biggest worry really is not that he will have trouble getting over there, but that he will have trouble getting his passport during the trip and will have trouble getting back home with me and in time to start school in January. The travel document is only intended to get him to Romania, not for him to travel back here with.


Jan. 2002--met and dated in Italy

March 2004--got engaged and began process for K-1 visa

Oct. 4 & 5, 2004--interviews in Naples

Dec. 18, 2004--our wedding day

Dec. 24, 2004--sent off I-485, I-765, etc.

May 5, 2005--AOS interview

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Feb. 24, 2007--Sent application to remove conditions on residency

March 29, 2007--Biometrics

April 15, 2008--Conditions removed

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Aug. 21, 2008--NOA for N400

Oct. 20, 2008--Biometrics

Jan. 7, 2009--Interview in Jacksonville--"application recommended for approval"

April 23, 2009--Oath ceremony!!!

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Hello..

I have been in a similar situation and i know how frustrating it is. .He can travel with the consulate-issued travel document to Romania and while in Romania let him apply for an emergency passport...there is an extra fees for it ..but he should have it issued in few days only..So dont worry about ..Enjoy ur trip!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Thanks! That does make me feel better.


Jan. 2002--met and dated in Italy

March 2004--got engaged and began process for K-1 visa

Oct. 4 & 5, 2004--interviews in Naples

Dec. 18, 2004--our wedding day

Dec. 24, 2004--sent off I-485, I-765, etc.

May 5, 2005--AOS interview

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Feb. 24, 2007--Sent application to remove conditions on residency

March 29, 2007--Biometrics

April 15, 2008--Conditions removed

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Aug. 21, 2008--NOA for N400

Oct. 20, 2008--Biometrics

Jan. 7, 2009--Interview in Jacksonville--"application recommended for approval"

April 23, 2009--Oath ceremony!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Romania
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Thanks! That does make me feel better.

yep! i agree with amalita.

last winter we went back to romania as well, with my passport expiring in less than 6 months of me coming back to US, and you have to have at least 6 months available for them to let you leave the country.

so i went to the police there and got my new passport in 3 days or so, after i payed an emergency fee. just go and apply for a new one as soon as you get to romania, and you'll be fine!

have fun there!


met online: August, 2002 - yahoo music chat room

met in real life: July, 2004 - Venice, Italy

K1

filed @NSC - Sept. 2004 / approved - Jan. 2005

married: April 2005

AOS

May 2005 - applied for AOS - Chicago

transferred to CSC - approved without interview: October, 2005

REMOVAL of Conditional Status

received on 09/10/2007 @ NSC- transferred to CSC again

check cleared: 09/29/2007

NOA1 in the mail: 10/02/2007 (notice date: 09/10/2007)

biometrics: 11/01/2007

10 year card production ordered: 12/03/2007

approval notice sent: 12/07/2007

10 year card received in the mail: 12/10/2007

Application for NATURALIZATION

sent off to NSC: 07/17/2008

07/19 - delivered at NSC - at 2 AM

07/24 - check cleared

07/28 - received NOA1 (dated 07/21) - expected wait time until interview - 240 days

08/14 - biometrics appointment

10/20 - naturalization interview appointment! - APPROVED!

11/12 - oath ceremony - CHECK!

and we are done with USCIS! yaooohoooo!!!! :)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Whew! Thanks!


Jan. 2002--met and dated in Italy

March 2004--got engaged and began process for K-1 visa

Oct. 4 & 5, 2004--interviews in Naples

Dec. 18, 2004--our wedding day

Dec. 24, 2004--sent off I-485, I-765, etc.

May 5, 2005--AOS interview

----

Feb. 24, 2007--Sent application to remove conditions on residency

March 29, 2007--Biometrics

April 15, 2008--Conditions removed

---

Aug. 21, 2008--NOA for N400

Oct. 20, 2008--Biometrics

Jan. 7, 2009--Interview in Jacksonville--"application recommended for approval"

April 23, 2009--Oath ceremony!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Turkey
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Romanian Consulates including the ones in the US should be authorized to renew passports. Consulates exist also for such situations. Your husband should call (better visit the consulate in person) his country's consulate in the US. I am a Turkish citizen and have my passport renewed at one of the Turkish Consulates in the US.


I am now a US citizen.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Romania
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Me and my brother and my mom have traveled using the consulate issued document. We've had no problems. As far as getting a new passport in Romania, at the passport agency there was no need to pay emergency fee. We had to just go to the office for Romanians who have residency in another country. They have this and there they just ask by when you need it. We did not need to wait in the same long lines since the office for Romanians who do not live in ROmania has different hours. Many do not know that they don't need to go to the same lines where the rest of the ROmanians wait, at least this is how it is in CLUJ.

As far as getting a passport here at the consulate, internetkafe, it takes a few months and they do not have the time for that.


Octa and Nicu

I-129F Interview..........04-25-2005

US Entry......................05-19-2005

Marriage......................07-16-2005

Filed AOS/EAD..............08-16-2005

Received EAD................11-28-2005

AOS Interview...............05-15-2006

Received Green Card.....05-25-2006

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The more you talk to them the more you either hate them or love them.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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My question is not really related to the topic but I will ask anyway.

My passport is in my maiden name and my green card is in a different name. I purchased my plane ticket for Romania in my mariied name. Is the marriage license going to be enough?


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Please note that im only giving away my personal opinion.My advice is not legal.

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