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Traveling with Travel Authorized Green Card (conditions not removed yet)

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Afternoon,

 

I applied to get the conditions removed for my wife's green card a year and a half ago.  I got a letter back some months ago, saying the expiration date is extended another year due to processing time but travel is authorized.  Before that, I even got a later saying we did not have to do bio-metrics or an interview and that all way good an no refund on the biometrics.

 

My wife wants to go back home to the Philippines.  What paperwork do we need, her Philipines passport has expired too.  I've heard two different things, like her passport doesn't expire when she is over her and she only needs the green card to get back in.

 

-Jason


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She needs a VALID passport, the expired green card and the extension letter which shows her conditional residence is being extended one year.


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Isn't her passport still valid though?  Is the TSA going to tell her she cannot go back to the Philippines because her passport is not valid?


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I traveled to the Philippines while pending RoC.

 

She needs a valid Philippine passport if she is expecting to be let on the plane. She also needs to bring her expired green card and the extension letter.

 

 

 


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

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6 minutes ago, DesertJason said:

Isn't her passport still valid though?  Is the TSA going to tell her she cannot go back to the Philippines because her passport is not valid?

 

Yes, they could. TSA requires passports for international airline travel.

 

 

 

 

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“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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1 minute ago, lierre said:

 

Yes, they could. TSA requires passports for international airline travel.

 

 

 

 

I ask because it would seem like if an immigrant wanted to go home, the TSA wouldn't say no. 


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2 minutes ago, DesertJason said:

I ask because it would seem like if an immigrant wanted to go home, the TSA wouldn't say no. 

 

The passport is an identification document. And to identify — that’s the purpose of TSA.

 

Plus, the Philippines won’t accept her entry into the country without a valid passport or a consulate-generated travel document.

 

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“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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1 minute ago, lierre said:

 

The passport is an identification document. And to identify — that’s the purpose of TSA.

 

Plus, the Philippines won’t accept her entry into the country without a valid passport or a consulate-generated travel document.

 

It makes sense that the passport should be valid.


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8 minutes ago, DesertJason said:

 

It makes sense that the passport should be valid.

 

Check out the website or call the Philippine consulate assigned to your state. If the expired passport is still within a certain number of months, she may be eligible to apply for extension. 

 

 

 

 


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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She needs to renew her passport. She will not be able to exit the US. The Philippines will not let her enter nor exit the country w/o a valid passport.

To enter the US, she needs her valid passport, expired green card and extension letter.

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I now know where the consulate is and downloaded the form to be filled out.  I appreciate the clarification of all the non-sense I've heard. 


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3 minutes ago, lierre said:

 

Check out the website or call the Philippine consulate assigned to your state. If the expired passport is still within a certain number of months, she may be eligible to apply for extension. 

 

 

 

 

Although, I see you live in California. It's relatively quick to receive your renewed passport. Better to just renew it. No problems, no worries. 

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19 minutes ago, DesertJason said:

I now know where the consulate is and downloaded the form to be filled out.  I appreciate the clarification of all the non-sense I've heard. 

 

You're welcome! I hear nonsense and rumors frequently from Filipinos. So, I just always go with calling the embassy or airlines myself.

 

 

 

 


“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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I have another question if I may, from reading the form, the Philippines doesn't recognize our marriage?  Is that how to interpret it?  Especially when I read about how to prove it they are asking for OfficalPhilippine Government Paperwork. 

 

So her maiden name will go on her passport?


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15 hours ago, DesertJason said:

I have another question if I may, from reading the form, the Philippines doesn't recognize our marriage?  Is that how to interpret it?  Especially when I read about how to prove it they are asking for OfficalPhilippine Government Paperwork. 

 

So her maiden name will go on her passport?

 

Were you married in the US? Check out the website, too, on how your marriage can be reported to the consulate.

 

Edit:  Here’s the link: http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/consular-services-2/civil-registry-2/report-of-marriage-of-a-filipino-abroad

 

Edited by lierre

“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some
of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.
And there are so many silences to be broken.”

Audre Lorde

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