Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
PaulAbby

Renew Passport in DC instead of area embassy

14 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

In order to renew my wife and her son's philippine passport they will have to have a personal interview. Since we live in Oklahoma our area Philippine Consulate is in Chicago. But we are planning a trip to Washington DC this summer and was wondereing if we could go to the Washington DC embassy and get their philippine passport renewed there??? Or do we have to make another trip to Chicago?

Has anyone done this?

I have looked on the Chicago Philippine Consolute General's website and could not find any information.

I also have a question about one of the requirements to renewing the passport. This is requirement number 5. from the official Philippine embassy website

in Washington DC.

http://www.philippin...faq-dc/#renewal

5. Proof that applicant has not applied for foreign citizenship, e.g. resident alien card (green card).

The way i read this is, if you have applied for foreign Citizenship that you can NOT have your passport renewed????wacko.gif

Will the Philippine consulate have access to the USA information that we are in process of getting permanent Residency?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to your timeline, you got married with a 129F fiancé visa, adjusted the new spouse's status here already, and received the spouses green card over a year ago. Your spouse should apply for a US Passport, not a Philippines passport, as she is now a (conditional) permanent resident.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to your timeline, you got married with a 129F fiancé visa, adjusted the new spouse's status here already, and received the spouses green card over a year ago. Your spouse should apply for a US Passport, not a Philippines passport, as she is now a (conditional) permanent resident.

She is just a permanent resident, not a citizen. She cannot apply for a US passport yet.

To the OP, maybe you can try calling the Phil. Embassy in Washington DC just to make sure but I think it will be ok to renew her passport there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found this info online, maybe someone can clarify the validity of it. But even with this, it says to contact your embassy abroad. I would say go ahead and contact a Philippines consulate here in the States.

This is what I found:

If you are a permanent resident needing to travel outside the United States, you can generally travel with your valid permanent resident card & a passport from your home country. If you are unable to gain a passport from your home country, you may apply for what is referred to as a Re-Entry Permit, which would be the form I-131 filed with USCIS. You can download that form from their website at http://www.uscis.gov

The I-131 is typically used by residents who, as I mentioned, cannot get a passport from their home country... As an additional proof of identity in addition to their passport & permanent resident card... Or, as a document to allow them to stay outside the United States for more than one year without losing permanent resident status. So, if you ever consider traveling outside for more than one year, you'll need to apply for this document as well. The travel document basically extends the one year deadline to two years and you may not apply after you leave the US, so if you think there could be a possibility your stay could ever last over 1 year, you will need to apply before you leave.

In order to get a passport from your home country, you will need to contact your US Embassy or Consulate abroad. You can find their contact information on the Department of State's website at http://www.state.gov

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesistate to contact me, or even call USCIS' Customer Service Center, whose telephone number is posted on the USCIS website I gave you. Good luck with everything sir & enjoy your trip!!

Source(s):

USCIS Customer Service Representative

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to your timeline, you got married with a 129F fiancé visa, adjusted the new spouse's status here already, and received the spouses green card over a year ago. Your spouse should apply for a US Passport, not a Philippines passport, as she is now a (conditional) permanent resident.

Only U.S. citizens can have a U.S. passport. Green cards don't count.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the information. I will try to contact the Philippine consulate tomorrow as they have closed today. I was still wondereing if anyone on VJ had already gone through the process of renewing the Philippine passport in DC while they live in a different consulate area?

We will need to get thier Philippine passport renewed as both my wife and son's passport will expire before we will have the chance to get their citizenship and get a USA passport. We need to be prepared to travel if an emergency arises. We would also like to keep thier passports as I want them to have dual Citizenship but that is offtopic45vn.gif.

I was also surprised to see the requirement 5 as listed above that indicates they will not renew a passport if you are going through the imigration process?? Has anyone had this to keep them from renewing thier passport?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife got our marriage registered, and her passport renewed in her married name while we were in DC last year. She is a conditonal green card holder. It was no issue. We are in the Washington DC consulate area though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the information. I will try to contact the Philippine consulate tomorrow as they have closed today. I was still wondereing if anyone on VJ had already gone through the process of renewing the Philippine passport in DC while they live in a different consulate area?

We will need to get thier Philippine passport renewed as both my wife and son's passport will expire before we will have the chance to get their citizenship and get a USA passport. We need to be prepared to travel if an emergency arises. We would also like to keep thier passports as I want them to have dual Citizenship but that is offtopic45vn.gif.

I was also surprised to see the requirement 5 as listed above that indicates they will not renew a passport if you are going through the imigration process?? Has anyone had this to keep them from renewing thier passport?

Did you file a Report of Marriage Contracted Abroad at the Philippine Consulate in your area? You need this so that your wife can use her married name on her Philippine passport.

You can refer here: http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/consular%20services/conserv-registry.htm#ROM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Chicago consulate has a lot of out reach programs traveling to cities in the area they cover each summer. If you can wait, they may be coming to your city. You may want to call them to see when they will be back in your area. I know they come to Minneapolis every two years, which is where my wife renewed her passport in her married name. You can do the entire process of registering your marriage and getting a new passport all at one time.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the responses. I have recieved the following email from the Chicago Consulate on my question of being able to renew my passport in Washington DC instead of my local consulate which is in Chicago.

Dear Sir,

You may renew your passports at either the Consulate in Chicago or the Embassy in Washington DC, as long as you make a personal appearance. You may also opt to wait for our consular outreach to Oklahoma sometime during the 3rd quarter of the year (actual date and details to be announced on our website).

Please see our website for the application form and list of requirements: http://www.chicagopcg.com/forms_eppt.html.

Sincerely,

XXXXXXX,XXXXXXXX

Philippine Consulate General

122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60603

www.chicagopcg.com

To answer a few of the other questions asked:

Yes we have reported our marriage and have amended my wife's passport with the Philippine consulate already. But that paasport will expire before we can gain USA citizenship. Thus needing to renew her passport.

Yes, i realize you can not get a USA passport before gaining USA Citizenship! whistling.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now its just a matter of spending the time while in DC to do it, or wait until much later in the year to do it. I'm sure its good to know for the future that they do come Oklahoma on occasion to.

Thanks for all the responses. I have recieved the following email from the Chicago Consulate on my question of being able to renew my passport in Washington DC instead of my local consulate which is in Chicago.

Dear Sir,

You may renew your passports at either the Consulate in Chicago or the Embassy in Washington DC, as long as you make a personal appearance. You may also opt to wait for our consular outreach to Oklahoma sometime during the 3rd quarter of the year (actual date and details to be announced on our website).

Please see our website for the application form and list of requirements: http://www.chicagopcg.com/forms_eppt.html.

Sincerely,

XXXXXXX,XXXXXXXX

Philippine Consulate General

122 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60603

www.chicagopcg.com

To answer a few of the other questions asked:

Yes we have reported our marriage and have amended my wife's passport with the Philippine consulate already. But that paasport will expire before we can gain USA citizenship. Thus needing to renew her passport.

Yes, i realize you can not get a USA passport before gaining USA Citizenship! whistling.gif


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paramedic(918) you might not have to hold your breath too long :) They are planning to come to Tulsa, if they do, I have to bring my wife out there to get hers renewed. Below is from the Chicago Consulate

http://www.chicagopcg.com/

2013 Consular Outreach

22 June 2013 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Click here for the venue and requirements

We will be accepting walk-in applicants.

29 June 2013 - Louisiana

Click here for the venue and requirements

13 July 2013 - Fairfield, Ohio

Click here for the venue and requirements

27 July 2013 - Parma, Ohio

Click here for the venue and requirements

10 Aug 2013 - Minnesota

Click here for the venue and requirements

14 Sep 2013 - Southfield, Michigan

28 Sep 2013 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

26 Oct 2013 - Tulsa, Oklahoma

For those who want to avail of the Consular Outreach Services, you can now mail your applications and requirements. Click here for the list of requirements.


May 2010 Visited Cynthia in the Philippines
08/10/2010 I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX address (used Express Mail via USPS)
08/12/2010 Arrived at Dallas location and signed by B McBride
08/14/2010 NOA1 (via txt message & email)
08/17/2010 Touched (check clears)
08/18/2010 Receive NOA1 hardcopy
Nov 2010 Visited Cynthia in the Philippines...Hoping my next visit will be to bring her back with me...
01/26/2011 On January 26, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I129F PETITION FOR FIANCE(E). (NOA2
02/03/2011 Received NOA2 hard copy in mail
03/28/2011 Interview Date scheduled
03/17/2011 Interview Cancelled by SLEC due to "possible" findings on x-ray
03/25/2011 Skin test negative, smear test negative for TB, BUT still mandatory sputum test delay 8 Weeks
05/17/2011 Sputum results NEGATIVE Whoohoo...but I think the x-ray results need some work or some better way of detecting it
06/01/2011 Interview and VISA APPROVED!!!!
06/08/2011 Visa Received!!!
06/13/2011 USA Bound!!!
06/14/2011 Reunited smile.png
07/23/2011 Married

10/12/2012 I-485 and EAD

12/10/2012 Biometrics/Fingerprints

12/24/2012 EAD card arrives

06/26/2013 filed Service Request

08/21/2013 AOS approved

08/29/2013 10 YEAR Green Cards Delivered!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to your timeline, you got married with a 129F fiancé visa, adjusted the new spouse's status here already, and received the spouses green card over a year ago. Your spouse should apply for a US Passport, not a Philippines passport, as she is now a (conditional) permanent resident.

Got to be a citizen to travel on or be issued a US Passport unless I am badly mistaken

According to your timeline, you got married with a 129F fiancé visa, adjusted the new spouse's status here already, and received the spouses green card over a year ago. Your spouse should apply for a US Passport, not a Philippines passport, as she is now a (conditional) permanent resident.

Yes i know people that have gone to the Embassy in DC to get their passport renewed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×