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Hi, I am a Canadian Citizen who is engaged to an American Citizen. My fiance in the U.S. is going to file a I-129F petition next week. My only concern is that my passport is going to expire in July of this year, is that going to be an issue? I also have a Nexus card that isn't going to expire until 2022. Will the expiring passport in 6 months be an issue? Or should we wait to get it renewed before sending the paper work.

Any comments are much appreciated, 

Thank you!

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You will have to renew your passport before your interview as the visa goes into your passport. You can still file the i-129f now and then you have quite a few months to renew your passport. 

 

Edit: best to renew the passport sooner than later, to avoid delay later on.

Edited by Ethan & Shannon

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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy [149 days]

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

01/22/2019    Left NVC

01/29/2019    Embassy received

01/29/2019    Pkt 3 sent

02/01/2019    Pkt 4 received

02/13/2019    Medical

03/26/2019    Interview [244 days]

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Renew your passport at a time convenient for you, before or after you send the paperwork does not make a difference, but before the interview is a must. Remember that you need extra months of validity to travel to some countries (not the USA as a Canadian visitor though). Update Nexus team once you have new passport number.

 

If you plan to change your name, and apply for a new passport in that name, just pay for a five year passport and save a few dollars.

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2 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

Renew your passport at a time convenient for you, before or after you send the paperwork does not make a difference, but before the interview is a must. Remember that you need extra months of validity to travel to some countries (not the USA as a Canadian visitor though). Update Nexus team once you have new passport number.

 

If you plan to change your name, and apply for a new passport in that name, just pay for a five year passport and save a few dollars.

Perfect, thank you so much for the info!

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2 hours ago, Lemonslice said:

Renew your passport at a time convenient for you, before or after you send the paperwork does not make a difference, but before the interview is a must. Remember that you need extra months of validity to travel to some countries (not the USA as a Canadian visitor though). Update Nexus team once you have new passport number.

 

If you plan to change your name, and apply for a new passport in that name, just pay for a five year passport and save a few dollars.

 

2 hours ago, Ethan & Shannon said:

You will have to renew your passport before your interview as the visa goes into your passport. You can still file the i-129f now and then you have quite a few months to renew your passport. 

 

Edit: best to renew the passport sooner than later, to avoid delay later on.

Thank you so much for the info! Greatly appreciated!

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