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How long can immigration keep your passport?

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:50 AM
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How long can immigration keep your passport?

Is there a legal time limit to how long immigration can hold your passport once you send it to them?

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:13 PM
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It'll depend on how different embassy Immi people operate but sending in your passport can be optional and usually just to have a visa sticker put in.
As for your application it should always just be a certified copy of your passport ID page.
And I'd always send my passport by registered mail if I was going to do it at all and you should normally get it back within a week or so I'd expect but also dependent on where it has to be sent to and returned to.

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