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Travel to U.S with passport expiring less than 6 months

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Need some help.

We came to India in February and couldn't travel back to U.S due to lockdown and not planning to travel back in June/July. We have U.S Visa till August 20201 but the challenge is with the passports of my kid and wife.

1. My 5 Year old kid has U.S Passport and his passport is expiring in September .Can he be able to travel back to U.S with his passport expiring in less than 6 months?

2. My wife with Indian passport has her passport expiring in November .Can she be able to travel back to U.S with her passport expiring in less than 6 months from date of travel? Renewing her passport looks challenging with we being in red zone and travel not permitted .

Thanks in advance.

 

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1. Yes.

2. It would seem India is one of the countries whose citizens do not require 6-month minimum passport validity. What will happen is that her I94 will expire in November and you will need to file an extension of H4 status.

This does not take account of the minimum 6-month validity needed for transit.

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On 5/14/2020 at 12:33 AM, aak1 said:

Need some help.

We came to India in February and couldn't travel back to U.S due to lockdown and not planning to travel back in June/July. We have U.S Visa till August 20201 but the challenge is with the passports of my kid and wife.

1. My 5 Year old kid has U.S Passport and his passport is expiring in September .Can he be able to travel back to U.S with his passport expiring in less than 6 months?

2. My wife with Indian passport has her passport expiring in November .Can she be able to travel back to U.S with her passport expiring in less than 6 months from date of travel? Renewing her passport looks challenging with we being in red zone and travel not permitted .

Thanks in advance.

 

#1) No

#2) No

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21 hours ago, veni001 said:

#1) No

#2) No

Wrong on both counts. A US citizen can travel to the US even with an expired passport.

And the 6-month rule doesn't apply for Indian citizens.

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But beware of ignorant boarding agents though.. they tend to deny boarding if the PP I had less than six month validity.. and sometimes it is subjected to transit and layover conditions 

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On 5/18/2020 at 8:29 AM, JoeF said:

Wrong on both counts. A US citizen can travel to the US even with an expired passport.

And the 6-month rule doesn't apply for Indian citizens.

I don't expect CISF, if not, airline agents let them pass security check point. Not worth the hassle, general advice is to renew if passport expiration date is less than 6 month prior to travel date.

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