Hello I have a Non-US passport which got damaged in 2009 due to flooding in back home. I was able to cancelled it out and get a new one from my home country. I came to USA in 2010 on a new passport and got my green card right away as I came here on basis of marriage to US citizen. Now I am applying for naturalization and I never used that damaged passport to enter US. Do I need to bring that to an interview? Or should I just not mention about it untill IO ask for it?
Bring it and present it if asked. The immigration authorities see a lot of passports with what looks like damage, but actually have been tampered. I think an experienced immigration officer would be skeptical about a rationale for not bringing an old passport based on it being damaged. Here in the U.S. there is a joke about a child explaining why he did not bring his homework to class "because the dog ate it." Better you let them see it if they ask for it.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
27,815 answers this week
2,906 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary