Does USCIS ask for original documents?
Applications and Petitions must be submitted in the original. USCIS requires documentation to prove the existence of relationships and facts in support of petitions and applications. The following will clarify when originals are required and when photocopies may be submitted.
Should I send original documents to USCIS?
You are not required to file an original birth certificate, but USCIS officers sometimes request to see the original at the time of your USCIS interview. If you have only one original, certified copy of your birth certificate it is generally a good idea not to file it. In practice, our firm almost always files copies.
Will my original passport be returned?
Yes, in most cases, we will return the old, canceled passport to you. The old passport may be sent separately from your new passport. We recommend keeping your old passport in a safe place as it is considered proof of your U.S. citizenship.
Why is the passport agency asking me for more documents?
Answer: A state ID is considered a secondary proof of identity. This is most likely why you need to send more identifying documents. Please call customer service at 1-877-487-2778 for more information. Question: I applied for a passport.
How do I get my original documents back from immigration?
Use Form G-884, Request for the Return of Original Documents, to request the return of original documents submitted to establish eligibility for an immigration or citizenship benefit. NOTE: If you filed a form that requested original documents, we will automatically return those originals to you.
Do you submit original birth certificate for green card?
When filing Form I-485, you may submit a photocopy of an original or certified copy of your birth certificate. However, we highly recommend that you take an original or certified copy of the birth certificate to the adjustment of status interview. The immigration officer may request to see it at that time.
Why is my passport hole punched?
Your current passport will be cancelled when you send it in for a passport renewal. The Passport Agency punches holes in the cover of the old passport to mark that it has been cancelled and is no longer valid for travel.
Why do I have to send my old passport back?
Yes, your old passport will be returned unless it is deemed to be damaged by the UK Identity & Passport Service (IPS). The passport will clearly indicate that it is invalid and it is important that you advise whether any valid visas remain in the passport before applying for it to be renewed.
What should I write in place of birth in passport?
If you were born outside India, write the country in which the place is located. In this case, leave the Place of birth (village or town or city), District and State/UT boxes blank.
Can you hole punch a passport?
When you submit your passport for renewal, the State Department will mark your passport cancelled by punching holes in the cover. Your old passport won’t say that it is cancelled, but the holes are proof that it is has been renewed. So keep your old passport in a safe place after you renew your passport.
Can I destroy my old passports?
In essence, you would probably need to fully burn it to ashes to effectively destroy it.” You can also send your expired passport to the U.S. State Department passport agency and request that they destroy it.
Can I send my passport with a first class stamp?
All passports will be returned by post. Please ensure that you include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your application (minimum first class large letter stamp). It is recommended that you submit a registered envelope and note the tracking number, which can be tracked on the Royal Mail website.