If my passport expires, can I still get a work permit?

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If my passport expires, can I still get a work permit?

I am a J-2 holder and I have valid work authorization. I will need to renew it for next year. I will get a DS form for 07/01/18-06/30/19, however my passport expires before then.

Asked on November 19, 2017 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

YOu should be able to renew/extend your passport through your home country's embassy/consulate in the US.  THat is typically not a problem.  have you contacted them about this ?  if not, that should be your first step so that you understand the process and the timeline for getting a new passport or an extension thereof.


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