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Hi,

 

Im a bit stuck at the moment, I have an expiring UK passport (this december) and obviously have wanted to renew it for a while. I had originally planned to renew after my AOS interview, and that was set for April, but then of course COVID happened, so my interview date is still pending. I dont know whether to renew my passport (which involves sending the passport back to the UK) or hang onto it for my interview which could be literally any time between a month from now and 12 months from now it feels like.

Do I need my UK passport at AOS interview ? I feel as soon as I send it off I`ll get the letter telling me my AOS interview date ! I also have state ID.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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6 minutes ago, skjourney said:

Hi,

 

Im a bit stuck at the moment, I have an expiring UK passport (this december) and obviously have wanted to renew it for a while. I had originally planned to renew after my AOS interview, and that was set for April, but then of course COVID happened, so my interview date is still pending. I dont know whether to renew my passport (which involves sending the passport back to the UK) or hang onto it for my interview which could be literally any time between a month from now and 12 months from now it feels like.

Do I need my UK passport at AOS interview ? I feel as soon as I send it off I`ll get the letter telling me my AOS interview date ! I also have state ID.

From the research that I've done, you do need your passport for the interview, not only as an ID (which you can always use a state ID or other form for this purpose) but to show it as the documentation you used to enter USA (this is where your K1 visa is at).  I would say better be safe than sorry and keep your passport handy until you get your green card in hand.  Now, if you are planning to travel, that might be a different story.  But, given the tone of everything immigration related nowadays, I would advise not to travel currently until you do have your green card.  Again, this is my personal opinion just to be safe.

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Thanks ! i`ll probably hang onto since im not planning on travelling, i just dont like that i might end up having an expired passport.... but oh well theres not much i can really do about it now.

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51 minutes ago, skjourney said:

Thanks ! i`ll probably hang onto since im not planning on travelling, i just dont like that i might end up having an expired passport.... but oh well theres not much i can really do about it now.

Yes, that is the unfortunate thing.  But, you can always renew it once you have the GC in hand.  At this point, keeping it for GC reasons is more important than having an expired passport.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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1 hour ago, skjourney said:

Hi,

 

Im a bit stuck at the moment, I have an expiring UK passport (this december) and obviously have wanted to renew it for a while. I had originally planned to renew after my AOS interview, and that was set for April, but then of course COVID happened, so my interview date is still pending. I dont know whether to renew my passport (which involves sending the passport back to the UK) or hang onto it for my interview which could be literally any time between a month from now and 12 months from now it feels like.

Do I need my UK passport at AOS interview ? I feel as soon as I send it off I`ll get the letter telling me my AOS interview date ! I also have state ID.

wait to get the interview done. it does not matter if your passport is expired. once interview is done, than apply for renewal 


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I ve never heard about this procedure of sending the passport back to your home country. When you renew an expired passport at your embassy, they just cut it and you can take it back. I have 2 expired passports, both cut, and the current one. Maybe UK is different.

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On 7/14/2020 at 8:44 PM, walter99 said:

I ve never heard about this procedure of sending the passport back to your home country. When you renew an expired passport at your embassy, they just cut it and you can take it back. I have 2 expired passports, both cut, and the current one. Maybe UK is different.

unfortunately the system for UK is to return the original before theyll send out a new one unless you claim you lost it, but then you have to jump through a few hoops to get another one.

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