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Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this . . . my wife needs to renew her Vietnamese passport and we will send it plus required documents and fee to the embassy in Washington DC.  She has her green card now and will apply to remove conditions in 2020.  I assume we won't get the old, cancelled passport back.  Is there any concern about not having the old passport that contains the original K1 visa and post-AOS travel stamps?  Will we need copies of these in the future for any reason?

 

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4 minutes ago, JasonGG said:

Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this . . . my wife needs to renew her Vietnamese passport and we will send it plus required documents and fee to the embassy in Washington DC.  She has her green card now and will apply to remove conditions in 2020.  I assume we won't get the old, cancelled passport back.  Is there any concern about not having the old passport that contains the original K1 visa and post-AOS travel stamps?  Will we need copies of these in the future for any reason?

I believe most countries you can request to have the cancelled passport back as a lot of people want to keep it for proof of travel, etc. I would reach out and ask them!

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1 hour ago, JasonGG said:

I assume we won't get the old, cancelled passport back.

I am on my third Vietnamese passport since I’ve been in the US and if memory serves right, I always got the old one back. To be extra sure, slip in a $20 and tell your wife write a note in Vietnamese! That’s how they roll.

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The K-1 visa is void and useless. It's a one-time entry and has no use beyond the POE. Don't worry about it. Not sure I would "slip in a $20" when dealing with VN in the U.S. This could be taken wrong or hold things up. Request to have the old passport. If they want to send it to you, they will. If not, your $20 will be wasted. "Coffee money" probably not a good idea in the U.S.

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We included a note asking the embassy to return the old passport.  If the stamps are not needed for ROC or applying for citizenship, she wanted it for sentimental reasons.  No coffee money included.  We sent the renewal fee, application, photos, etc.,  on Tuesday, 8/24, by USPS priority mail to the embassy in Washington, DC.  Received the voided passport (with two holes punched through) and the new passport on Friday, 8/27 . . . just 3 days!  The passport photo is shockingly bad quality, but hopefully that won't be a problem.

 

Jason

 

 

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19 minutes ago, JasonGG said:

We included a note asking the embassy to return the old passport.  If the stamps are not needed for ROC or applying for citizenship, she wanted it for sentimental reasons.  No coffee money included.  We sent the renewal fee, application, photos, etc.,  on Tuesday, 8/24, by USPS priority mail to the embassy in Washington, DC.  Received the voided passport (with two holes punched through) and the new passport on Friday, 8/27 . . . just 3 days!  The passport photo is shockingly bad quality, but hopefully that won't be a problem.

 

Jason

 

 

I was looking at the September calendar so my dates were wrong . . . sent the application to the embassy on Tuesday, 8/27 and got it back Friday, 8/30! - Jason

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