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Hello Everyone

My wife just got her citizenship interview notice yesterday!

Way Cool!

We also discovered that her Filipino passport has also expired.

Is that going to be a problem?

Not only for the interview but also for her to maintain her status here in the US??

-Phil


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Hello Everyone

My wife just got her citizenship interview notice yesterday!

Way Cool!

We also discovered that her Filipino passport has also expired.

Is that going to be a problem?

Not only for the interview but also for her to maintain her status here in the US??

-Phil

My Philippine passport have been expired for 3 years when I filed for citizenship. The only time it will be a problem is in case there is an emergency & she needs to go home to the Philippines. As she needs to go for a personal appearance to renew it in the phil consulate that has jurisdiction to where you lived and that it takes approximately 6 weeks for it to be processed & sent to your address. Her expired passport won't have any bearing to her immigration status here in the states. She is a permanent resident & her GC is all that matters as of now.

She'll be fine with an expired PP.

Good luck for the interview! good.gif

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Hello Everyone

My wife just got her citizenship interview notice yesterday!

Way Cool!

We also discovered that her Filipino passport has also expired.

Is that going to be a problem?

Not only for the interview but also for her to maintain her status here in the US??

-Phil

I'm not sure about how important is a Philippine passport during the interview. The greencard was the one they asked for me when I had mine but I don't know whether that's standard procedure.

She doesn't need her Philippine passport to maintain her status in the US. She needs her greencard. She can't travel outside US though without her Philippine passport prior to becoming naturalized. Her Philippine passport would be useless after she takes an oath. If she applies for reacquiring her Filipino citizenship, they will replace her passport and cancel the old one even if it weren't expired.


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2008-08-16 Sent N-400

2008-08-18 Application Received

2008-08-19 Check Cashed

2008-09-18 Biometrics

2008-12-09 Interview

2009-01-XX Oath (Yay! I'm a citizen)

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07/19 - NOA2 approval

08/20 - Case received at NVC

08/23 - emailed DS-3022

08/25 - mailed AOS

08/27 - received AOS

08/31 - AOS Accepted

09/04 - Received confirmation of DS-3022

09/05 - Received IV invoice

09/05 - Pay IV bill

09/06 - IV showed as paid

09/06 - Send DS-230 packet

09/10 - Received DS-230 packet by NVC

09/17 - DS-230 Accepted/Case Complete

09/28 - Transfer to Manila Embassy

10/02 - Medical Exam at St. Luke's

10/08- 10/10 - Sputum Test

10/09 - Received by Manila Embassy

10/12 - Result of Sputum Test (Need to repeat)

10/16-10/18 - Repeat Sputum Test (Negative)

12/13 - Sputum Final Result (Negative)

12/21 - Interview at Embassy (Approved)

12/28 - Visa Picked Up from 2GO

12/28 - CFO

12/30 - POE (LAX)

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I'm not sure about how important is a Philippine passport during the interview. The greencard was the one they asked for me when I had mine but I don't know whether that's standard procedure.

She doesn't need her Philippine passport to maintain her status in the US. She needs her greencard. She can't travel outside US though without her Philippine passport prior to becoming naturalized. Her Philippine passport would be useless after she takes an oath. If she applies for reacquiring her Filipino citizenship, they will replace her passport and cancel the old one even if it weren't expired.

My IO did asked to see my passport aside from my GC. She was looking at the bio page & my old visa. It's the IO's discretion. good.gif

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Passport will not have bearing for the Naturalization process. I had mine expired for almost 5 years and no issues with it. They'll only collect your GC during the ceremony in exchange of your Naturalization Certificate. As long as your GC is valid then your immigration status is current.

You can't travel by air or seas with it of course. I'm not sure with crossing borders by land if they'll ask for passport or just GC will be enough.

Good luck!

Edited by Tintin and Mike

K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
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Hi Phil...Good to see you here on VJ...Like the others said, the expired passport won't make any difference in the naturalization process. If she needs to renew it for some reason, she will need to renew it at the Philippines Consulate which has jurisdiction over the state where you got married. Also, you guys would need to file a report of marriage at that same Consulate before (or at the same time) you renewed the passport. The other option would be to go to one of the Consular outreach events. Best wishes for a smooth and speedy process. :)

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Thank you all for your replies.

I was hoping we would not need to make a trip to Chicago till next spring.

-Phil

You won't need a passport if you'll only travel within 50 US states


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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If you guys plan to got her a dual citizen, that is the best time to get her a NEW PP.


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Aug 3, 2006 Sent I-129f in to CSC

Aug 15, 2006 Sent in updated I-129f

Aug 23, 2006 NOA1

Aug 25, 2006 They cashed my check

Aug 30, 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Dec 2, 2006 NOA2 recieved in mail

Dec 12, 2006 I receive that letter from NVC

Mar 22, 2007 St. Lukes appointment

Mar 29, 2007 7:30am Interview

Mar 29, 2007 12pm APPROVED!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

April 10, 2007 Fiancee Arrived!!! WOO HOO!!!

June 26, 2007 Wedding

July 2, 2007 Medical for AOS

July 6, 2007 Sent in AOS (cutting it really close to the 90 days!)

July 8, 2007 USCIS receives i-485

July 16, 2007 NOA1

July 18, 2007 NOA biometrics

Aug 11, 2007 Biometrics appointment.

Oct 11, 2007 Interview

Oct 11, 2007 Green card Approved!!! You cant kick me out now Baby!

Oct 18, 2007 Welcome letter saying Green card is on its way

Oct 22, 2007 2 year Green card arrived!!

TIMELINE-I-751-Oct 11, 2009 GC Expiration

July 8, 2009- Sent 1-751 in to CSC

July 15, 2009- CSC sent back my papers saying its too early for 90 days expiration

July 16, 2009- Resend my papers 85 days before GC expired

July 18, 2009- Arrived at CSC-10:53 am

July 22, 2009- Cashed Check

July 27, 2009- NOA 1 recieved

July 31, 2009- Biometric Notice Recieved

Aug 18, 2009- Biometric Schedule

Sep 03, 2009- Card Production ordered

Sep 09, 2009-Approval letter recieved in the mail

Sep 12, 2009- 10 Year GC recieved

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Even with dual citizenship not sure of the benefit of getting a Philippine passport as the U.S. "gets funny" if you don't travel with a U.S. passport -

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html

"Most U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States."


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Even with dual citizenship not sure of the benefit of getting a Philippine passport as the U.S. "gets funny" if you don't travel with a U.S. passport -

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html

"Most U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States."

The benefits are in the Philippines...such as owning land and businesses. However, they can still travel using their U.S. passport.

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