It’s the first of the month, and that means it’s time to check your passport and VisaScreen to make sure they are still valid.

Don’t forget that if you are a foreign national, you are obligated to maintain a valid passport as a condition of your lawful status in the United States. Please take a moment to check your passport to make sure it is still valid. If it is going to expire soon, please make arrangements to get it renewed soon so it does not expire. Having a valid passport makes sense, even beyond the requirement to have one, in case you need to travel for emergency reasons, such as a family issue in your home country that requires immediate attention.

Regarding the need to renew VisaScreens, here is a link to a post we have written about ten myths regarding the VisaScreen (this includes a significant discussion about the need to renew).

Here is another recent post about renewing the VisaScreen which also includes directions regarding where to go to do so.