Do I need to renew a new passport? Am I considered "out of status" just because my passport has expired?
Chicago, IL |
I am international student, currently on my OPT, it expires on July. But my passport has expired. It's been 9 months. I thought as long as I have valid I-20, i did not need a new passport. I am planning to continue my studies after OPT.
No, an expired passport does not cause your status to expire, but in order to travel internationally you should arrange ASAP to get your passport renewed at the nearest embassy if you are not currently in your country. Best wishes.
Gunda J. Brost
Brost Law Office
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No, your expired passport does not make you "out of status." Contact the nearest consulate of your country to have the passport renewed.
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You are not out of status based on an expired passport. Go ahead and get your passport renewed, as it is recommended.
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