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Do we need to include old passports for our CR1 Visa application?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan

My wife is going to be on her 3rd Japanese passport, and after reading this section of the I130 instructions, we aren't sure which passport(s) we would need to include in our application.


The USCIS instructions state: "Passport and Travel Document Numbers: Complete Part 4., Item Numbers 45. - 50., as applicable, if the
beneficiary relative used a passport or travel document to travel to the United States, enter either the passport or travel
document information in the appropriate space on the petition, even if the passport or travel document is currently


She will be renewing hers shortly, as hers expires soon. Her US travel passport stamps will be on both her 1st and 2nd passports, but she won't have any stamps on the new passport.

Should be write down her new passport #, and include the others as additional information in Part 9 and explain?

Do we need to photocopy her old passports with her new passport and include them in our application, or would we just need to write down the passport #s? 

Thanks for any information or help!

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Write down Passport #2 since it's the most current passport with US entries at the time of filing. 


No passport copy needed for the I-130 beneficiary. Just write down the number. 

I-130 F2A upgraded to CR-1 (IOE)

  • 2019-07-24 - Priority Date (California Service Center)
  • 2020-02-23 - Case date updated, suspect transfer to Nebraska Service Center
  • 2020-02-28 - F2A to CR1 upgrade requested (Nebraska Service Center)
  • 2020-03-11 - USCIS responded with "Only the officer reviewing your case can make the corrections that you have requested. We have forwarded your concerns to your file and they will be reviewed by the officer at the time of adjudication. No corrections have been made at this time."
  • 2020-03-17 - USCIS issued K-3 receipt number (LIN)

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