Do you have to have a valid passport if you are applying for a green card?

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

What is the period of required validity of the passport 6 months, 1 year? Say if you are applying for a green card now and the passport expires in December this year, is that sufficient time for the green card to be processed?

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  1. Charles Richard Conroy


    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . You don't need a valid passport to get a green card, but it is advisable to have it. You're going to need some form of unexpired photo ID when you go USCIS for your interview.

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  2. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees


    Answered . It is always advisable to maintain a valid passport.

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  3. Michael Hugh Carlin

    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyer agrees


    Answered . If you are applying for a green card in the United States (I-485), you are not required to have a valid unexpired passport. You should, however, have some form of government-issued photo ID. Of course, having a valid unexpired passport is a good idea. But it is not required.

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  4. John Grayson Davidson


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . You should.

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