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Hey guys, we are (thankfully) on NVC stage now. We filled out DS-261 and paid AOS fee. We are now preparing our AOS and IV packages. We have a dilemma though. The beneficiary's passport expires in June 2015. It is pretty complicated for her to renew her passport because she is not currently living in her home country. For the IV package, can we send the copy of the passport that will expire in June 2015, and then just worry about renewing it before the interview? Will we get a checklist for a passport that will expire in 2 months? Thanks for your help.


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

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I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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Can she renew the passport outside of her home country like a consulate or embassy in the country she is living in?


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It's complicated because she has a pending asylum case in her current country of residence (Canada). In order to get her passport and renew it, she would have to withdraw her asylum case. If she withdraws her asylum case, she will be sent back to her home country where it is not safe for her.


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

Thank you VisaJourney for all your support throughout this process!! Couldn't have done it without you.

 

I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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That does sound complicated. I would suggest calling NVC and checking. I know in the DS-260 she will fill out at NVC, she need to fill out the passport number she will be entering the US with.


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We haven't filled out DS-260 yet. I'm looking at a copy of it here: http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/DS-260%20Exemplar.pdf

on page 8 of that PDF, it asks you to "Enter the information on the travel document you will be using when you travel to the US.Your travel document should be a valid, unexpired passport or other valid, unexpired documentation that is sufficient to establish your identity and nationality. If you do not have a passport, contact the NVC."

Anybody know what would be considered "other valid, unexpired documentation that is suffcient to establish your identitiy and nationality"?


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

Thank you VisaJourney for all your support throughout this process!! Couldn't have done it without you.

 

I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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FYI everyone (in case anybody on the forums has a similar problem), I just called NVC, and they said to go ahead and send the IV package and fill out DS-260 with the beneficiary's current passport. They said that if they require the renewed passport, they will request it "down the line." Good to know. Thanks y'all for your input.


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

Thank you VisaJourney for all your support throughout this process!! Couldn't have done it without you.

 

I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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In certain specific cases, Passport Canada can issue travel documents to non-Canadian citizens. This might be a useful document to request while she is in Canada.

See:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?q=610&t=11

and

http://www.ppt.gc.ca/pptc/documents.aspx?lang=eng

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Boston~Montreal - thanks for the info. But unfortunately, in order to get a refugee travel document, your case must have already been heard and accepted by the Canadian refugee board. Her case has been backlogged for 2 and a half years. She still has not even received a hearing date, and the government has given no timeline as to when her case will be heard.


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

Thank you VisaJourney for all your support throughout this process!! Couldn't have done it without you.

 

I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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I was not sure where she was in the process... I have seen documents issued before a decision was made by the Refugee board, with the Verification of Status only If she has time, I suggest visiting a Passport Canada office with all the documents she has, form 190 filled http://www.ppt.gc.ca/form/pdfs/pptc190.pdf ;even if it is not necessary to complete her immigration to the USA, it might facilitate her travels. Good luck with everything.

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Hi everyone, I am updating this thread just in case anyone else has a similar situation. Once my partner's passport expired, she just applied for a new one with the Embassy of her home country. Usually, they require the old passport before they can renew it. When she sent the passport renewal application, she just included a letter explainig the situation, and they were able to issue a new passport without having the old one. She received her new passport yesterday, and did not have to withdraw her asylum case! Therefore, she is safe to stay in Canada until the interview. I will call NVC to inform them of the new passport number.


I-130 process:

I-130 sent: October 27, 2014

NOA1: October 30, 2014 (Nebraska Service Center)

NOA2: March 31, 2015

DS-261 completed and AOS bill paid: April 27, 2015

AOS & IV packages sent: May 20, 2015

Checklist for IV fee: June 26, 2015

IV fee paid: July 27, 2015

DS-260 completed: August 10, 2015

Checklist for beficiary's proof of legal residence: September 11, 2015

Beneficiary's proof of legal residence sent: September 15, 2015

Case complete (3 N/A's & confirmation via phone): October 13, 2015

Case complete e-mail received: October 20, 2015

Interview scheduled (P4 received): October 23, 2015

Interview: December 1, 2015 - APPROVED!

Visa in hand: December 10, 2015

Thank you VisaJourney for all your support throughout this process!! Couldn't have done it without you.

 

I-751 process:

Green card expires: February 8, 2017

 

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