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Can I renew my passport after submitting I-485?

I hold an Indian passport and it is expiring in June 2021. My EB-5 priority date is current. I am planning to apply for I-485, I-765 (EAD) and I-131 (travel Document) with my current passport. Will there be any issue if I renew my passport after submitting my I-485 application? Should I wait at least until I get my EAD and travel document?

Answers

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

You can renew your passport anytime, you do not need to wait. Also, go ahead and file the I-485, I-131 and I-765 applications with the current passport, there should not be any problem. However, make sure you keep record of the current passport when you file all your applications.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

You are entitled to an employment authorization document and advance parole (travel document) on the basis of your pending I-485, application for adjustment of status. Your passport does not affect that. It would make sense for you to renew your passport as soon as possible and not wait, because there may be unexpected processing delays on the part of the government of your home country in renewing your passport. You should not leave the United States unless you have a valid advance parole. You also will need a valid passport to reenter the United States.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

No, you can and must renew your passport. Whenever possible, it is advisable to have a passport valid beyond while in the U.S.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

No, it is fine to apply for renewal. Be sure to keep a copy of the current passport.

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