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  1. Does anyone know if PCG would accept ROM application with an expired passport? I have been trying to book an appointment here in NYC but no luck.
  2. First of all, I must admit I made a mistake by sending original passport to IRS for ITIN application. I thought my wife I-130 application would take some time since it was with Vermont center and I would have enough time to get back my passport, NVC and all that. Now my wife case is in NVC and documents are submitted for it but has not been DQ yet. It was submitted on end of June, So I'm thinking another month before they do anything. Could anyone suggest me how to get status of my wife's passport which is currently stuck in Austin IRS ITIN office? It was received on June 1, 2021, so it will be 60 days very soon. I tried to call 1-800-908-9982 but they always are busy and automated service asks me to contact next business day. I mean I'm fine even if they take another 1 month but I just want to know the status. Any feedbacks or recommendations would be appreciated? Alternatively, I might have to look for making new passport for my wife reporting as lost if none of these work and she gets DQ for her interview. Thanks.
  3. Hi I’m from Singapore and in a really desperate situation and any help will be wonderful. I completed my interview and sent my passport to the US embassy last Wednesday and because of covid, my flight to the US was cancelled and my husband had to book an earlier flight back to the US this Sunday. My passport is with the embassy and its already Thursday and I don’t know if I will get it back by this Sunday and I’m in a situation where I urgently need to make this flight back with my husband I’ve tried calling and emailing them but no one has replied me or answered my call. Is there anyone who has gone through something similar that can help or know any information? Thank you so much
  4. Hi guys, The personal check I sent to u.s department of state was denied because it didn’t have my current address on it. ugh! so last week I sent in a money order. The address I was instructed to sent was 44132 mercure cir p.o. box 1094 sterling , va, 20166-1094. I sent it thru usps and was told that they can only put the address as 44132 Mercure Cir VA 20166. but i did write the full address on the envelop next to the tracking address. My tracking now showed as delivered but it didn’t say the p.o. box 1094. now i’m worried that it didn’t get to the correct place. it has been 4 days now and the money order is still not cashed yet. i call the department of state and they said there is no payment posted yet. has any body encounter something similar?
  5. Hello, I am in a bit of a bind currently due to my USA passport renewal process taking longer than expected. It is critical that I to travel to Turkey soon but in order to do so I need (1) my renewed USA passport since mine was expiring within 6 months and (2) a Turkey tourism visa (or other visa of some kind which would permit my entry). I have a pending expedited passport renewal which has been in the system for some time and I am going to try and contact my US Representative's office to see if they can do anything at all to help speed it up (desperate, I know...). But I also need to obtain a Turkey Tourism Visa -- but I don't know if/how I can do so given the fact that I am currently renewing my passport. I do have scans of my existing passport that I sent in for renewal, which is valid until November 30th, 2021 (note that this expiration is within 6 months of my travel). Is it possible to apply for the Turkey tourism visa now using my older, but still valid passport's information, or would I really need to wait until if/when I receive my renewed passport to do so? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!
  6. Hi! I'm a legal permanent resident looking to apply for a passport through the naturalization of my US citizen dad. We lost his naturalization certificate 8 months ago so we requested a new one and it just came in the mail 2 weeks ago. My requirements are all complete and we still have a copy of my dad's old naturalization certificate but the issue is his new certificate does not have his signature on it and he's currently on a vacation in the Philippines till next month and my appointment is next week. Would I still be able to apply for a passport even without his signature on the new certificate?
  7. Hi! I'm an 18f who was able to get here through an ir2, sponsored by my citizen through naturalization dad, last september 2020 while I was still a minor (17). From what I've read, I have automatic acquisition of citizenship because he naturalized while I was under 15 and I was able to get the permanent residence status while I was under 18 (17). We were going to apply for a passport before my 18th birthday but my dad unfortunately lost his original naturalization certificate. Fast forward 7 months later, the replacement certificate already came and I've set the appointment to apply already. My question is: does my dad still need to make an appearance during the application or not?
  8. Hello, My fiance has his interview on May 25th 2021 in New Zealand. He said it went well and it was approved and that he would receive his passport back within 2 weeks but it has been 15 days and the CEAC status only says "Application received" for over a week. No update at all. When I check other people's timelines they received their visa within days but ours has not been touched. I try contacting the consulate but no answer. Is this normal? I am starting to get really bad anxiety over this. Any experience with this? Best, Ashley
  9. Hello.. I'm so panicking now, so my fiance went to Detroit on 10th January 2020, he paid the fee for expedite the passport process. He have upcoming flight on Wednesday 15th January 2020, the lady that handled all his documents in the Detroit agency told him that he will get the passport on Tuesday 14th January 2020. But when my fiance checked the status on his passport application, it said 2-3 weeks in the status. How accurate the processing times? 😭 because the lady said like 100% it will come on Tuesday, 1 day before his flight.
  10. Hello everyone, me and my brother both got our citizenship through naturalization from our mom who became an American citizen before we were 18. So we both went through the process of proofing it through passport which we both got them. We both get a letter saying we got to go to social security place to change the status. My brother told me we have to fill out form I-539A and pay an additional fee ? I read what the form was for but it seems like it doesn’t apply to us. Any advice of what we have to do next ?
  11. I filed an I-130 for my wife shortly after we got married. She intends to take my last name now that we’re married, but because all of her documents at the time stated her maiden name, we used this for her name on all forms for the I-130 filing. We included her married name in the other names used section of the forms, though. Now it appears that by the time she has her medical and interview, her current passport won’t be valid for long enough to meet the requirements for visa issuance. So we need to renew her passport. The ultimate goal is that we get her passport and green card in her married name. Should we ask for a name change when we apply for the passport renewal? Will it cause issue with anything further down the line? I know she’ll need her passport for her medical. I assume that she’ll need to carry her marriage certificate with her to that to prove the name change, in case the appointment is in her maiden name.
  12. Hi, I have gained my Lawful Permanent Resident status in the US on April 2019, last year, on that time I was serving in the army under mandatory law for military service in my home country. I have been serving since November 2017 and until July 2020. I have already had flight tickets in my hands into the US that were planned for April 2020- so I shall not remain outside of the US for a period longer than 1 year. Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic has shown up and I could not have come to the US on times because the airline has cancelled my tickets. because of that, I have exceeded 1 year outside of US borders and now I need to apply for SB-1 Returning Resident visa in order to come back to the US. this upcoming process is exhausting and complicated in order to issue me a new immigrant visa and may hurt my naturalisation process. my green card was only issued last year and is valid until 2029, my question is if would you recommend for me to just take a flight now into the US and deal with the immigration officer at the port of entry or start this visa process with the embassy in my home country?
  13. Good day all! I am seeking answers from kind-hearted souls who might have the time/experience to help me with my issues. My fiance and I have been confirmed as interview candidates by the US embassy Dublin after successfully filing the K1 visa through the NVC. We have started working on the additional documentary requirements for the process going forward but I have a couple of dilemmas on my side that I need advice on. One being that I can't find/have no access to all my vaccination records. I am not an Irish citizen but rather an IRP holder. I wouldn't have vaccination records access from home either. Would that be a big issue with scheduling your Medical exam through the Mater private? Or do they offer vaccinations that are required for the immigration process? Two is that my passport is only currently on an extension stamp from the consulate here. My trips home to sort that out have been cancelled several times due to the ongoing pandemic. Unfortunately, there is no passport renewal system here in Ireland. I have to travel outside the country. The extension is valid til next year. I am wondering if that will pose as an issue to the immigration officers during the interview? I have heard that people have been denied access into their ports of entry with extension stamps. Thirdly, how did you go about scheduling your medical vs. interviews? I have read from an entry here in visa journey that it is advisable that the medical be scheduled first but on reading the requirements from the Mater pvt website, it states that you need: I'm sorry if these questions have been answered already. I will gladly follow any links to old posts anyone would kindly send my way. Also, don't lose hope to those who are still waiting for their approval notices!! It will come. Just hang in there!
  14. Hey there , I have a question regarding passport renewal and the visa interview . So when my fiancé went to do his medical, he realized his passport had some type of water damage to the pages itself . It’s like stained in the right upper hand corner of the passport . His bio data page is completely fine . However , I’m concerned about him having difficulty when it’s time to fly. I was thinking he can get a new passport before his interview but then I’m wondering if that will cause any issues with the consulate because the new passport wasn’t used on any previous applications ( ds 160 , i129f etc) . Should we just keep the same passport and have them use that to stamp his visa or should we get a new passport ? Thank you in advance !
  15. Hi, I've received on April 9 this email from the Consulate: We have finished with our administrative processing of your visa application. Would you please send your passport to us as soon as possible? Thank you. I've sent them my passport the next day. The status on the NVC site is "Issued". I tried to write to them, no reply. Today is the 12th day that I am without my passport. How long does it take to put a visa on my passport? Can a Consulate retain someone's password so long? Is this even legal? Thanks
  16. Hi all! I legally changed my name before we started the immigration process. All my documents EXCEPT my passport has been updated to my new name. Our case is at NVC and I am starting to gather documents for that and I see that we will need my passport. Would it be ok to upload my passport in my old name (it is still valid)? And then apply for a new passport in my new name and upload it when I get it? I basically just don't want to add a 6 week waiting time to our case. If anyone has been in a similar situation let me know!
  17. I live in Missouri (US) and my fiancé lives in Morocco. I have done extensive research and tried posting in other forums (until finding this one) to find out if the letter of consent to marry and other documents that require my fiancé’s signature require the original hand written version or if a copy/photo would suffice? What about the passport photos. Can the photos be sent to me electronically and printed at a Walgreens or printing shop? Also do I need a copy of every page of her passport or just the page with the passport number, her photo, birth date, etc? Sending mail today is incredibly slow with the pandemic and online shopping peaking. I appreciate any help and apologize if the format of my question(s) is incorrect.
  18. Hello! I am a permanent resident. I petitioned for my 10 year old (soon 12) daughter in the Philippines. They seemed to be a problem with the biometric document they are requesting. Since my daughter has no passport yet, we were told to submit a police clearance instead for a minor. We posted the police clearance in December which they accepted as another document. Now,, I got the same request from the NVC , a biometric proof of her passport which I cannot produce because she is a minor and there was nothing, in my recollection, that required me to process her passport. My question is, am I missing a step? Should she have a passport by now? Who initiates the application for the passport of a minor? Please advise.
  19. Hey all, I am in a tricky situation right now and wanted to get some advice from the community if anyone has been in the same situation or would be able to share any advise on this. Long story short, I have to renew my Malaysian Passport soon and in the renewal forms, it asks to disclose my marriage status. I got married in the US and have received my CR-6 conditional green card, however since it is a same-sex marriage, Malaysia would not recognize this. I initially intended to disclose my marriage status as single (since Malaysia would not even recognize my marriage status) however in order to submit an application to renew my passport, they would need to have a copy of my Green card. In the GC, it says CR-6, which is obvious I am married. However, if I disclose that I am married, I have to state my partners name, which is clearly a male name. Im afraid that by disclosing this, the Malaysian consulate may suspend my citizenship or pursue some other severe measures that would affect my malaysian citizenship. I would like to source some advise from this wonderful community and what you think I should do. Thank you so much in advance!
  20. Hello, Has anyone been able to successfully track their passport re-issue application at this VFS website? https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/Global-PassportTracking/ I sent my application last week, got an acknowledgement email from VFS, but the above website produces an “Invalid inputs” error when I try to track. I tried both the ARN that I got from the the government passport seva website and the reference number I got from VFS after the online application was submitted. No luck. Any clues? Thanks.
  21. My family has an emergency in the Dominican Republic and I bought my mother who is a permanent resident a plane ticket just to find out that her foreign password is expired (Not her permanent resident card, but her passport) and her flight is schedule for May 3, 2021. Have tried to contact the Dominican Consulate with no luck. Called the Airline and they said that passport must be up to date. What are my options in his situation?
  22. So I have a close friend who entered the US with a tourist Visa back in 2011. He has been in a relationship for the past 6 years or so and has a 5 years old daughter. He would like to get married now and apply for an AOS. The problem he faces are two. 1.- He entered the US with an Italian passport (He has dual citizenship CHILE / ITALY) 2.- He lost his italian passport. During almost a year he has tried to get a new Italian passport but the embassy in the US is not taking cases due the pandemic. He would like to get married and apply for AOS, but he is very concerned about the fact he entered with a passport he does not have now (and who knows how many months will take him to get a new one) I know he can use his Chilean passport to get married. The question is, will this mean a problem in the future when trying to adjust status, due the fact he used his Italian passport to enter the US? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
  23. Wondering clarifications from whoever has applied for US passport. 1. Do we need to submit our original Citizenship certificate and Birth Certificate? The passport agent at the post office returns the original to us after verifying its originality? OR we need to send the original with the application to the Agency and Agency would send back originals with the passport? 2. Do we need to notarize photocopy? 3. Do we need to submit secondary Evidence also in addition to the above two documents? While applying for kids through naturalization of parents: 1. Do we need to submit original Citizenship certificate and Marriage Certificate? OR the passport agent at the post office returns the original to us after verifying its originality? If we are applying together as family, AND if we need to send originals with the application to the agency, how can we submit original citizenship certificate for our application and kids' application at the same time?
  24. My husbands Venezuelan passport was rejected by the NVC review officer for being "expired." However, according to the State Department website they are accepting expired Venezuelan passports for an additional 5 years past the date printed on the passport. It expired last year. Thus, there should be a little less than five years of validity according to their website. Additionally, he has an extension in the passport that is good for another year. Both the passport and the extension were submitted to NVC. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Venezuela.html Any thoughts on why it was rejected and what to do?
  25. Hello All, I am starting a job in the USA on January 11th. Currently, I’m in Colombia. I’d like to do my child's CRBA appointment and renew my expired passport before then (it expired because we weren’t able to travel and the embassy shut down because of COVID). Question 1: what are the steps for me to be the one present during the CRBA interview in lieu of my wife and child? (Paperwork, etc) We’re trying to avoid them traveling if possible because of the virus and I have to go to bogota for my passport anyways. Question 2: How long does it take to renew a passport completely? And is this possible for me considering I need to be in the states on the 11th of January 2021? Question 3: How long does it take to get an emergency passport from the Bogota embassy so that I can travel back to the states on time? I’m trying to choose the best option for me in order to make it to my job on time. I've emailed and called the embassy but keep getting very vague answers that don't help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Walt
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