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Renewing Passport (and should I renew EAD?!)

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Hi all,

 

Firstly, whilst we have lurked until now, this forum has been an amazing resource for us so thank you all for contributing to this wonderful resource. I shall make sure I chip in a bit from here on!

 

As a bit of background, I am a UK citizen - my wife is the US citizen. We applied for K1 in June 2017, got married March 2018 and applied for AoS mid-April 2018. I received my EAD/adv. parole in mid-Aug 2018, valid until mid-Aug 2019 (I also have been wondering about whether I should apply to renew this now!).

 

1) My UK passport expires early June 2019, so just over 5 months left on it. I had been planning to return to the UK for a few days in March. I have Advance Parole and used it in September but it didn't even occur to me that I may have an issue as my passport by then will have only 2.5 months left on it. Will I be able to re-enter the US?!

 

2) I will need to renew my passport regardless. If I were to set up the appointment to pick up my new one for whilst I will be in the UK, will I have issues returning with a different passport than the one I departed the US on

 

3) Will I need to notify USCIS about my passport change?! Or just wait until my actual green card interview?

 

 

Thank you in advance. I *really* don't want to cancel my trip but I also cannot afford to gamble I wouldn't be able to return! We just weren't geared up for this whole process to still be ongoing 😂😭

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15 minutes ago, CGH said:

Will I be able to re-enter the US?!

 Yes, if you are a legal permanent resident of the US (green card holder) you can return with your passport and green card less than six months before the passport expires

15 minutes ago, CGH said:

will I have issues returning with a different passport than the one I departed the US on

No

15 minutes ago, CGH said:

Will I need to notify USCIS about my passport change?

No. It will be good to retain the old one and carry along for your interview though.

 

Regarding renewing the EAD, personally i wouldn't because August is a long way off and you could very well receive your green card by then.

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2 hours ago, CGH said:

Hi all,

 

Firstly, whilst we have lurked until now, this forum has been an amazing resource for us so thank you all for contributing to this wonderful resource. I shall make sure I chip in a bit from here on!

 

As a bit of background, I am a UK citizen - my wife is the US citizen. We applied for K1 in June 2017, got married March 2018 and applied for AoS mid-April 2018. I received my EAD/adv. parole in mid-Aug 2018, valid until mid-Aug 2019 (I also have been wondering about whether I should apply to renew this now!).

 

1) My UK passport expires early June 2019, so just over 5 months left on it. I had been planning to return to the UK for a few days in March. I have Advance Parole and used it in September but it didn't even occur to me that I may have an issue as my passport by then will have only 2.5 months left on it. Will I be able to re-enter the US?!

 

2) I will need to renew my passport regardless. If I were to set up the appointment to pick up my new one for whilst I will be in the UK, will I have issues returning with a different passport than the one I departed the US on

 

3) Will I need to notify USCIS about my passport change?! Or just wait until my actual green card interview?

 

 

Thank you in advance. I *really* don't want to cancel my trip but I also cannot afford to gamble I wouldn't be able to return! We just weren't geared up for this whole process to still be ongoing 😂😭

 

You can renew your British passport from the US. Here's how  https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports

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