i was born in Venezuela but left the country when i was seven and never got a Venezuelan id. I'm almost done with the green card petition process and i am panicking since i lost my passport in Mexico while crossing the border. I was told i have to leave the country to have an interview in Venezuela in the USA embassy. I tried calling the Venezuelan embassy/consulate but they refused to give me a new passport. What are my options?
You need to work this out with Venezuelan govt. why are they refusing to issue you a new passport? You may need to track down your birth certificate.
Due to the nature of this forum, Attorney Maria J. Marty does not have all the information required to provide legal advice. Accordingly, her responses on Avvo are intended as general and not legal advice.
First, consult with counsel to make certain you are actually ready to depart the U.S. for your consular interview. If you've been here unlawfully for a period of time you may first need to obtain a provisional waiver before departing.
It is unlikely you are going a get a good answer from the Venezuelan embassy just by calling. Get online and visit their website to determine the documentation requirements for a passport. Meet those documentation requirements and apply for your passport. Visit the Venezuelan embassy if necessary. If that doesn't get the job done, then consult with counsel familiar with Venezuelan law to fix the passport issue.
Without knowing more about your case, it is hard to answer precisely, but if you’ve filed the I-485 and submitted a copy of your Venezuelan passport, I would not worry about it. If the interviewing officer wants to see your passport, just tell your story.
These responses are general and could vary depending on individual facts. As always, it is best to seek the advice of an attorney when pursuing any immigration benefit.
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