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Hi! I have the following situation: i got married and changed my last name plus my foreign passport expires in july 2013. So, however you put it i will have to change my both passports (inner and foreign), to do it i will have to go back to my country plus i want to go back to see my family. So, i will have to submit form I-131 to ask for advance parole from USCIS to go to my country and come back to US. The question is: if i change my foreign passport will this advance parole be valid with my new passport? or maybe it's better to first change my passport before it expires and then apply for advance parole with a new passport? Then another question arises: when you change your passport do you have to notify USCIS about this?

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Hi! I have the following situation: i got married and changed my last name plus my foreign passport expires in july 2013. So, however you put it i will have to change my both passports (inner and foreign), to do it i will have to go back to my country plus i want to go back to see my family. So, i will have to submit form I-131 to ask for advance parole from USCIS to go to my country and come back to US. The question is: if i change my foreign passport will this advance parole be valid with my new passport? or maybe it's better to first change my passport before it expires and then apply for advance parole with a new passport? Then another question arises: when you change your passport do you have to notify USCIS about this?

thanks for reading and participating!

Hi. I guess you still did not apply for the AOS, right? Because you are mentioning that you will submit your form I-131 (AP). Usually people submit that form along with the I-485 (GC) and I-765 (EAD). I did not understand what you meant by inner and foreign passport. Do you have 2 passports right now?

As far as I know, when you renew your passport (the one you got from your original country and obviously the one you used to enter USA) you always renew under the same name of your previous passport. At least In Argentina (where I come from) you do not change your last name to your married name in a passport.

Once you apply for the AOS (AP, EAD and GC) you will receive your AP within 2-3 months. The AP now comes as a combo card (EAD and AP in 1 card), then you can travel to your country using that AP and also take your marriage certificate (original) when you travel, that way they can match your passport (that has your maiden name, the AP (that will have your married last name) and the marriage certificate. Thats what I will do at end of year as I have to go back to Argentina for personal issues and also to renew my argentine passport too! :dance: which expires at middle of next year too.

I dont know if this answered your question. Anyways before you travel to your country you can always make an infopass appointment at USCIS to make sure all is alright for your travel (once you get the AP of course).

Let me know if you have any question. Maybe some other person can give you their opinion too.

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A lot of foreign Embassies in the U.S. allow their citizens to renew their passports there. You might want to check with your nearest Embassy/Consulate.

I forgot to mention in my previous comment that I know this girl (also from Argentina) who told me that you can "renew" your argentine passport here in US but that would be a temporary renewal as its valid only till your next trip to Argentina. In other words, if you renew your passport in an argentine embassy in US, you can use it to travel to other countries but as soon as you enter in Argentina then you will have to do the renewal again there so as you planning a trip to Argentina before the expiration of your passport, maybe its better to renew it there otherwise you will be paying twice (here and there) :blink: If I'm not mistaken, the cost for the temporary "renewal" here would be of about 200 dollars (according to what she told me), anyways you can always contact your nearest argentina embassy and ask them.

I suppose you are from Argentina as thats what appeared in your timeline :D

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Hi. I guess you still did not apply for the AOS, right? Because you are mentioning that you will submit your form I-131 (AP). Usually people submit that form along with the I-485 (GC) and I-765 (EAD). I did not understand what you meant by inner and foreign passport. Do you have 2 passports right now?

As far as I know, when you renew your passport (the one you got from your original country and obviously the one you used to enter USA) you always renew under the same name of your previous passport. At least In Argentina (where I come from) you do not change your last name to your married name in a passport.

Once you apply for the AOS (AP, EAD and GC) you will receive your AP within 2-3 months. The AP now comes as a combo card (EAD and AP in 1 card), then you can travel to your country using that AP and also take your marriage certificate (original) when you travel, that way they can match your passport (that has your maiden name, the AP (that will have your married last name) and the marriage certificate. Thats what I will do at end of year as I have to go back to Argentina for personal issues and also to renew my argentine passport too! :dance: which expires at middle of next year too.

I dont know if this answered your question. Anyways before you travel to your country you can always make an infopass appointment at USCIS to make sure all is alright for your travel (once you get the AP of course).

Let me know if you have any question. Maybe some other person can give you their opinion too.

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Hi, thank you for such detailed instructions! The thing is i have already filed my AOS and EAD, but i didn't know at that time that i can file for AP together with all the papers, so i am planning to do it separately. The only thing i didn't understand from your message is an infopass appointment at USCIS. What is it? and i think the best idea is also to make a copy of my old passport and notarize it, so that if i travel with a new passport and AP document there will be no problems.

thanks for help! it was really really helpful. and by the way I am sorry but I am not from Argentina, just made a mistake, i am from Russia

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