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Hello all,
My wife and her daughter have green cards. Their home country passports are going to expire in October.
At significant expense, inconvenience, and risk (covid) we could possibly get new passports from the consulate in Los Angeles.
My question: Do we really need to take care of this now, or can it wait?

(We would need new passports for international travel, but we don't have any planned.)

Thank you

 

Follow up question: When we get them, do the new passports need to have any information added to them by US Immigration? Thanks again.

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Since you don't plan on travelling any time soon, I wouldn't bother. My passport expired in 2018 and it has not impacted my immigration process at all.


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On 8/10/2020 at 12:43 PM, Pronghorn said:

Follow up question: When we get them, do the new passports need to have any information added to them by US Immigration? Thanks again.

Pretty sure that is a no. It would just be for international travel purposes and, in some rare case, if anyone here in the States asked them for proof of citizenship.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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On 8/10/2020 at 12:43 PM, Pronghorn said:

Hello all,
My wife and her daughter have green cards. Their home country passports are going to expire in October.
At significant expense, inconvenience, and risk (covid) we could possibly get new passports from the consulate in Los Angeles.
My question: Do we really need to take care of this now, or can it wait?

(We would need new passports for international travel, but we don't have any planned.)

Thank you

 

Follow up question: When we get them, do the new passports need to have any information added to them by US Immigration? Thanks again.

Passports are travel documents.   


YMMV

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