Q: Filing for green card requirements?
I recently just realized that i had lost my international passport, and I have just started the process to get my green card. I am beginning to be worried. I would like to know, do if its a requirement that i must have my passport as evidence on entry with immigration, or if i can get another passport from back home can i get it re-stamped even though i have overstayed. Thank you.
A: You generally need the passport you entered with to show proof of legal entry. If it is lost, you may be able to still show valid entry through an I 94.
A: You need proof of lawful entry, so if you’ve got a copy of the passport with the visa stamp and/or I-94, you should be OK. You can also request a copy of the I-94. If you entered the US after April 2013, you could even find your I-94 online, though you would need your passport number to be able to do that.
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