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Would I be able to get a passport with only a green card?

by Annie

Question: I used to have a passport but it's a Filipino passport, because I was born there but grew up in Germany and ended up staying here in the U.S. I was married to an American citizen but then we got divorced. That's how I got my green card.

I want to get a new passport because I lost my old one and I want to visit my parents and family members that I haven't seen for 8 years and I want to take my children with me. They are all American citizens because they were all born here in the United States of America.

Answer: U.S. passports are only issued to citizens of the United States. If you never became a naturalized citizen, then you need to apply for a new Philippines passport and travel with that plus your green card.

According to the Philippine embassy website, applicants are required to appear in person. The consulate general that has jurisdiction over the region where you live is located in San Francisco. For more information, click the link below.

Consular General of the Philippines in San Francisco

Since your children were born in the U.S., then you can apply to get them an American passport. For complete instructions, click the link below.

Apply for Passport for Child

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