Highland Park, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: I passed my immigration test. I have to travel on May 4 but have not received naturalization yet. Green card expired.

I am leaving on May 4 and have to go. I passed Feb 24. My green card is expired. How do I travel?

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Adan Vega
Adan Vega
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: You should be administered the naturalization oath first and then proceed to obtain your U.S. passport before you travel abroad.

If your travel is an urgent matter you can request a U.S. federal judge to administer the oath. You will have to explain the urgency to travel abroad.

You can also contact the local field office of USCIS and ask to be scheduled for the oath before May 4th.

Good luck to you.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You might be able to get a stamp on your current green card extending its expiration date. You would need to call the USCIS customer service center to see if that is possible and schedule an infopass appt. at your local office.

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