Regardless of which country your passport originates in, chances are you keep it in a safe place while you are in the United States in case you need to travel out of the country or need to show it to someone for identification purposes. If you find that you rarely or never use it when in the U.S., you might not see a reason to renew it once it expires, especially since the renewal process can be expensive and time-consuming. However, it is important that you do so.
Here are a couple of reasons to keep your passport up to date while living in Kentucky or any other U.S. state.
For travel purposes
The main reason why people have a passport is so that they can travel to different countries. You might not regularly travel back to your country of origin; however, you do not know what kind of situation could arise that requires you to go back. Passports can take several weeks to obtain, so it is important to renew this document ahead of time, prior to travel becoming a potential emergency.
For identification purposes
Sometimes, people use their passports for identification purposes when they have no other ID or when their other forms of ID expire. There is also the chance that another form of ID gets lost or stolen. This is why it is vital to keep any and all ID cards in your possession up to date.
By keeping your passport up to date, you have that as one more form of ID that you can use if needed.