I lost my country issued passport more than 10 years ago. I have not traveled outside the country and I have a valid green card. To save money, I do not want to apply for a new passport from my country. My last trip to my country was back in 1993. I haven't traveled internationally since then.
Yes, you can file the N-400 w/o your old passport.
Make sure you file more than 6 months before the greencard is set to expire.
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Technically you are supposed to maintain a valid passport while you are a Lawful Permanent resident but practically speaking you may apply to naturalize if you meet the requirements of good moral character, residence in your state when you file, etc.
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