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I have a non-machine readable passport that will expire on

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Hello, I have a non-machine readable passport that will expire on 2017. But I am going to apply for OPT soon since by 60 day grace period is almost up. Will copies of that passport by accepted by USCIS. I am currently under TPS protection.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 8 months ago.

Yes. If it is the only passport that you have, then they will accept it.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
But I saw non-machine readable passport were invalid from 2015, November. Is that for travel only purposes?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
What are my chances that if I go ahead and sent the documents to USCIS.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I mean in likelihood but not guaranteed.
Expert:  KJL LAW replied 8 months ago.

They are under no law or rue to reject the passport, but many people apply for an updated MRP passport before applying for visas. There is a chance that they will not accept it and could ask for other proof of identity, but it is still a legal valid passport.

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