I'm a F-1 visa student who has a passport that expires at the end of this year. (today is Aug 26th)
I may not be able to continue this semester due to financial reason.
My school starts in a few weeks, so my f-1 status is expiring.
However, my girlfriend (citizen) and I are planning to get married. And I read from somewhere that expired passport might be a huge problem for me to obtain green card and citizenship later on.
would it be okay if we were to get married in a week or two?
Your consulate here in the U.S. will renew your passport as long as you are here legally. Get the passport renewed ASAP.
You will be forgiven for any overstay if you marry and adjust through your USC spouse. Make sure the marriage and adjustment is going to work out before you accumulate any overstay time.
If your funds are tight, it is good to know that you are not required to renew your passport in order to apply for, or be granted, an american green card through marriage. I have had many clients get their green cards through marriage even though their passport was expired and they didn't have the money to renew it.
However, as the other immigration attorneys have mentioned, if at all possible, it is a good idea to get your passport renewed through your country's embassy in the USA.
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