My wife and I have a trip back home to Norway planned. For her, a US citizen and university professor it is in part because she has a grant that requires international participation, for me it’s to see friends and family and renew my Norwegian passport without having to travel for hours to an embassy or consulate here in the US.
Now it looks like the university may, last minute, rescind travel permission for research purposes. My wife can do it as personal travel, but can’t stay away from the university as long if it’s no longer part of a research project. This means I either have to:
- stay behind when she returns to wait for my new passport to be produced
- cancel my plans to get the passport renewed in Norway and travel back on my own soon (I think it’s in May) to be expired passport
Now if I was going to the US for vacation as a Norwegian I could apparently do so as long as I planned on returning before the passport expires. But I’m not finding an authoritative answer if that also means that I can enter with a soon to be expired passport as a legal permanent resident.
I think the answer is yes, but it’s not the kind of thing one wants to find out one is mistaken about when either registering with the airline before departure or, worse, when face to face with Border Patrol. Anyone have experience with this situation or have better googling skills than me?