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Domestic Travel between K1-AOS, NOA1s in hand, but no valid passport

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Question - What level of potential issue might this situation be for us? My husband (the AOS applicant) and I are flying domestic from PDX to LAX in 2 days. We are K1 to AOS, and have our NOA1s for AOS - all filed well within the 90 days and all that. The only problem is, his passport with the K1 Visa was about to expire so he ordered a new one quite a few weeks ago. The package w/ passport was returned to sender due to "Addressee Unknown" (despite updating ALL instances of his address through the post and our apartment complex), we requested a re-delivery immediately after the "returned to sender" notice - but as of now the package is nowhere to be found. So here we are two days before the trip with no valid passport to bring along.

 

So w/o the passport, worst case scenario say CPB becomes involved by chance at airport and asks for documentation: we can show K1 visa in the old passport, marriage cert, NOA1s, valid Canadian driver license, + all the documentation of ordering the new passport, and the USPS tracking history, but no valid passport in-hand? Where would we stand on the scale of "just fine" to "immediate deportation procedures"? THANKS

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K1 Visa: 4/14/2018 Mailed I-129f - 4/4/2019 Visa received

 

AOS:
Filed 6/21/2019

NOA1 6/24/2019

Biometrics 7/15/2019

 

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6 minutes ago, MeghanK said:

Question - What level of potential issue might this situation be for us? My husband (the AOS applicant) and I are flying domestic from PDX to LAX in 2 days. We are K1 to AOS, and have our NOA1s for AOS - all filed well within the 90 days and all that. The only problem is, his passport with the K1 Visa was about to expire so he ordered a new one quite a few weeks ago. The package w/ passport was returned to sender due to "Addressee Unknown" (despite updating ALL instances of his address through the post and our apartment complex), we requested a re-delivery immediately after the "returned to sender" notice - but as of now the package is nowhere to be found. So here we are two days before the trip with no valid passport to bring along.

 

So w/o the passport, worst case scenario say CPB becomes involved by chance at airport and asks for documentation: we can show K1 visa in the old passport, marriage cert, NOA1s, valid Canadian driver license, + all the documentation of ordering the new passport, and the USPS tracking history, but no valid passport in-hand? Where would we stand on the scale of "just fine" to "immediate deportation procedures"? THANKS

He wouldn't get deported for the fact that he does not have an unexpired passport. You filed his AOS on time, that's all that matters.

 

Check what ID's he can use to fly domestically. Idk if you can use a foreign DL or something, but you should be able to find that out on Google. 

 

Worst case scenario is they don't let him on the plane cause he has no proper ID. Immigration has nothing to do with that at this point 

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He needs a valid state-issued ID. If he has that, he’s food to go. As mentioned, the issued would not be with immigration. All CBP would care about is if he filed his AOS and he did, so no issue there. It’s now just the question if he’ll be allowed to board a plane with his Canadian ID (if he doesn’t have the US one). I would call the airline directly and ask that.

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Also, for the sake of any future readers, Canadian provincial DL is listed on here which is great news 🙂

 

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification


K1 Visa: 4/14/2018 Mailed I-129f - 4/4/2019 Visa received

 

AOS:
Filed 6/21/2019

NOA1 6/24/2019

Biometrics 7/15/2019

 

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