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Q: I came to USA at 96 & got my green card at 07, still didn't apply for citizenship, now I have an emergency

I came to USA at 96 & got my green card at 07, still didn't apply for citizenship, now I have an emergency and need To travel, how fast it will take to apply to get the passport? And is there is any way to expedite the process? Can I optiain anything as a form of passport?

Thank you a lot

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Deltona, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Immigration attorneys rarely answer questions on this forum. You have to go see one for the advice that you need.

Christina Marie Turovskiy
Christina Marie Turovskiy
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH

A: You are not a US citizen, so you cannot apply to get a US passport. If you are talking about getting a passport from the country where you hold citizenship, you need to contact that embassy. If you are talking about naturalizing to be a US citizen and use a US passport (although you do not need to become a US citizen to travel), then the entire process is jurisdiction and case-dependent. Start by contacting your embassy.

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