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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nepal

Hi All,

I hope someone has answer for me. I filed my green card concurrent filing in July 2014. My case status has been pending for interview status since Aug 20 and my local office is in St Paul. I havent gotten the interview notice yet. But apparently they are processing May 20 I-485. Now the main question is I have a passport that will expire in April 2015. Embassy here in United States takes 3 months to renew it which will include submitting my old passport. I found mixed reviews regarding not needing expired passport or needing valid passport. I am confused and frustrated with the situation. We have had so much complications with our address not getting changed because of separate mailing and separate physical address. Now this passport deal? Can I get recommendations?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Cameroon

The passport with the entry visa and I-94 card and port of entry stamp is one of the most important documents to have during your interview as it shows original proof of identity and entry for the immigration benefit you're seeking. You should bring it to the interview even if it's already expired and it shouldn't be a big deal. However if you were to request a temporary I-551 stamp for an emergency travel while you wait for your actual green card, that can't be done on an expired passport. It should be the least of things you really have to worry about though at your interview. My country's embassy too requires old passports to surrendered so as to be cancelled before issuing a new one but they hand it back on the spot though. Find out if your embassy has that policy and if not defer the renewal until after your interview since you're almost closing in on your interview in about 2 to 3 months from now by your timeline..

Adjustment of Status From F-1 Visa.

8/14/2014: Mailed AOS package: I-130, I-485, I-765.

8/18/2014: Accepted in Chicago. Transferred to Nebraska Service Center.

8/21/2014: Received NOA 1. I-130, I-485, I-765 in mail.

8/25/2014: Received biometrics in mail. Scheduled for 9/8/2014

9/24/2014: EAD approved. 36 Days!

10/01/2014: EAD mailed.

10/03/2014: Received EAD card.

10/14/2014: I-485 moved to testing and interview.

1/28/2015: Interview scheduled for 3/4/2015.

1/31/2015: Received interview notice.

3/4/2015: Interview completed and APPROVED!

3/5/2015: Welcome notice mailed and I-130 Approved.

3/10/2015: Welcome notice and I-130 approval notice received.

3/12/2015: Green card mailed.

3/14/2015: Green card delivered.

Removal of Conditions: 

12/14/2016: Mailed I-751.

12/19/2016: NOA issued.

01/26/2017: Biometrics.

05/03/2018: I-751 transfered to NBC.

02/27/2019: Joint I-751/N-400 Interview.

05/14/2019: I-751 APPROVED.


12/02/2017: Mailed N 400 to Phoenix, AZ Lockbox. (I-751 still pending)

12/05/2017: Package delivered in Phoenix, AZ. Transferred to Harrisonburg Processing Center.

12/07/2017: Notice of action issued. (IOE)

12/26/2017: Biometrics.

01/23/2019: Interview Scheduled for 2/27/2019.

02/27/2019: Joint I-751/N-400 interview. N-400 recommended for approval.

05/16/2019: N-400 APPROVED! Placed in line for oath ceremony.

05/17/2019: Oath ceremony notice mailed.

06/12/2019: Swearing in Ceremony! Finally a U.S. citizen!








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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nepal

@Starkilla09 Thank you so much for your response. I think I am going to take my passport on the interview. I asked two people who had interviews in Saint Paul and they said the officer never checked their passport but I agree its a good stuff to have just in case of emergency.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

i think if you take your expired passport, you are better off. At least you have it, and can explain it is expired but will take months to renew, and you wanted to have it with you for the interview - so you let it expire. I am sure the Officer will understand.


K1 Journey:
2nd Jan 2014: I-129F Package Sent to USCIS (TSC)
8th Jan 2014: Check Cashed
13th Jan 2014: NOA1 (Hard Copy)
13th Jan 2014: Alien Registration Number Changed
28th Feb 2014: NOA2 (Online)
6th Mar 2014: NOA2 (Hard Copy)
11th Mar 2014: Sent to NVC
31st Mar 2014: Received at London Embassy
3rd Apr 2014: Packet 3 received
8th Apr 2014: Packet 3 sent
17th Apr 2014: Medical / 24th Apr 2014: Medical Sent to Embassy / 25th Apr 2014: Medical Logged by Embassy
30th Apr 2014: Interview Letter Received
19th May 2014: Interview (Approved)
21st May 2014: Visa Issued / 27th May 2014: Visa in Hand
16th June 2014: POE Chicago
30th Jun: Wedding!
25th Jul: AOS / EAD / AP Sent
15th Aug: Check Cashed
19th Aug: NOA1 Hard Copies Received (I-485, I-131, I-765)
29th Aug: Biometrics Letter Received 12th Sep: Biometrics Completed
20th Sep: NOA2 - EAD/AP Approved
22nd Sep: AOS moved to 'Testing and Interview'
25th Sep: EAD/AP Mailed & Tracking Number Provided (at 8.30pm)
27th Sep: EAD/AP Card Received in Mail
11th Nov: Interview Letter Received
17th Dec: Interview - APPROVED
17th Dec: Card in Production
17th Dec: Welcome Letter Mailed / 22nd Dec: Welcome Letter Received / 26th Dec: Green Card Received

16th Sep 2016: ROC Package Mailed to VSC

19 Sep: NOA 1 (Received in mail on 24 Sep)

21 Sep: Check Cashed

06 Oct: Biometrics Letter Received

18 Oct: Biometrics Appt

24 Aug 2017: I-751 Approved

28 Aug: Approval Letter Received

8 Sep: Card in Production

13 Sep: Card Mailed / 15 Sep: Card Received 

18 Sep: N-400 Sent via Mail to Dallas, TX / 20 Sep: NOA 1 / 21 Sep: Payment Cashed / 28 Sep: NOA 1 in Mail

6 Oct: Letter for Biometrics Received / 16 Oct: Biometrics Appt

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