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Lost Passport and I797 (which has I94 attached)

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While arranging my travel documents I realized that my passport and I797 (which has I94 attached) is missing. I need to travel urgently to India. Provided I get a duplicate passport done before I travel. Is it OK to travel? I have copies of my old passport and I797.

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  1. You'll need a new passport, proof of current status and if possible records of your admissions to the U.S. and when you do travel abroad you will need to get re-stamped in the new passport. Plan accordingly.


  2. I agree with Attorney Eichorn. Good luck to you.

    Dean P. Murray
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  3. I, too, agree.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.

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