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passport not valid for a year! freaking out!

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I know it's my own fault but I just need to vent and perhaps warn others to make sure their passport is valid for at least one year. My passport is good until this Sep. so I mistakenly thought I could wait for all this big rush and delay at the Canadian passport offices to die down a bit before renewing mine. (You know, the new laws of flying to the US require a passport so all the spring breakers bogging down the system). It wasn't until I actually filled out the packet three forms last night that I realized they actually asked for the passport number and date of expiry. Then....panic!! I thought I could send this all back now and I would get in to get my passport renewed before the typical 4 month wait for an interview in Montreal passed. Not sure if anyone else had this happen. Has anyone had a passport expedited for emergency reasons??? I wonder if the passport office would consider this an emergency. I might be desperate and send back the checklist and forms and hope they don't get rejected. YIKES. Any thoughts?

Monica

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oops...just read message from am1996 about the passports and PHEW...hope they will be okay with me too. I think I'll just include a note on my Packet 3 ppwk that I will be renewing the passport asap. and send it all off and hope for the best!!

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If you take it into an office with your documents from packet 3 I'm pretty sure you can have it expidited. I did it with my daughter. Good luck.


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I just got my K3 Visa end of January...My Passport expires in September also.

On your packet 3 check list...under Passports: it says

must have at least 6 months validity beyond your issuance date of your visa!

so keep that in mind!

I am not going to try and renew my passport until all the line up hype dies down!

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oops...just read message from am1996 about the passports and PHEW...hope they will be okay with me too. I think I'll just include a note on my Packet 3 ppwk that I will be renewing the passport asap. and send it all off and hope for the best!!

am1996's note only deals with the AOS interivew in the US and the granting of permanent resident status.. it does not apply to a visa given at the consulate. In order to issue the visa, the passport must be valid for the entire period that the visa is valid... meaning that if the visa were issued today (3/9/07) the passport must be valid until at least (9/10/2007)...

So I suggest that you go to a passport office to get it in person, bring your letter for the consulate with the interivew date and request that it be expedited...


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I ended up emailing the consulate in Montreal and they just responded today that I do need the info from the NEW PASSPORT in the packet 3 forms. I will go to the passport office in person asap and ask them to expedite it. Wish me luck. Drats.... another senseless delay... another lesson learned. :(

Monica

p.s I mentioned to them I changed my address and they updated that info with no problem and no forms to fill out. At least that part was uncomplicated....

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If you go to passport office tell them why you need it fast they will do it for immigration i applied and had mine in 2 weeks costs 10.00 extra per passport


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