How to get a Passport
To renew a foreign passport in the US, you need the assistance of the embassy of your country. The American government can exercise their right only on
us passport. The US administration has absolutely no power to issue or suspend a passport which belongs to another nation.
If a foreign national needs to get his passport renewed while he is in the US, it must be renewed at the embassy or consulate of that particular country. It is always helpful to know where the embassy or the consulate is located because these are the only places of connection between you and your motherland, for any problems related to passport or immigration you will have to be in touch with these places. Citizens of any country can get their passport renewed at their respective embassies or consulates and no consulate or embassy will deny their citizens right.
To get a foreign passport renewed in the US, the first thing you have to do is to find out where your country’s embassy or consulate is situated. All the countries will not have several locations. If consulates are located around, you can gather the information from the website of your nation’s embassy. You can find out information of any foreign embassy in Washington DC by going online.
Try to know the procedure of passport renewal because the method of renewal differs from country to country. The countries which lack multiple consulates will entertain the renewal request case by mail, but the person putting forward the request by mail should have a permanent or temporary address in the US.As said earlier all the nations will not accept passport renewal by mail, you have to find out the modus operandi of your country on this context. In case if your passport expires on an expired visa you will have to be physically present at the embassy or at the immigration office of the US
You can request for the passport renewal either going to the embassy in person or by mail, you can fill out the passport renewal forms with all the demanded information needed by your embassy or consulate and wait in anticipation. Most of the embassies will ask for the old passport at the time of renewal, usual requirements for the procedures are, a completely filled application form with all the details, processing fee and a proof showing your lawful residency. A copy of the applicant’s green card will be adequate as a proof. You can ask the embassy whether any additional credentials are required.
If you are in the US with a tourist visa and your passport expires, then the validity of your visa stands cancelled. Visa will be stamped only under conditions where your passport has a minimum validity of six months. If you extend your stay in the US after the stipulated time span of six months, it falls under a very serious violation of law. You better rush to the nearest embassy for further official needs. You are within the jurisdiction of your own country with an expired passport, but an expired visa will put you under the jurisdiction of the US government.