Does she need to have a valid passport before applying for citizenship? 7 Answers as of January 09, 2014

A couple holds a green card for more than five years and is qualified to apply for US citizenship. Wife's passport expired about 8 months ago. Will there be any problem? Thanks.

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Law Office of Adebola Asekun | Adebola O. Asekun
If by this, you mean the couple's passport of their original homeland, the validity of their foreign passports, except as a means of identification should not have any bearing on their application for naturalization, if they are otherwise eligible to naturalize. But note until they become US citizens, and for other reasons not connected with their wish to naturalize, they should have a valid passport of their country
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 1/9/2014
Mulder Law office, PA
Mulder Law office, PA | Kyndra L Mulder, Esquire
No. There is no problem.
Answer Applies to: Florida
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Law Offices of Linda Rose Fessler | Linda Fessler
There should not be a problem.
Answer Applies to: California
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Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law
Christian Schmidt, Attorney at Law | Christian Schmidt
A valid passport is not required to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/9/2014
Law Offices of Peter S. Kollory | Peter S. Kollory
Passport is a requirement for travel/visa purposes, it can be renewed concurrently though, and its good to always have an unexpired passport anyway.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 1/9/2014
    Abigail Law Firm, PLLC | Meghan Abigail
    She does not need a valid passport to apply for citizenship, but she will want to be prepared with all past passports to show her travel as a resident.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/9/2014
    Coane and Associates
    Coane and Associates | Bruce Coane
    There is no law requiring a person to have a valid foreign passport in order to be naturalized.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/9/2014
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