Green card renewal is a method through which a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. can extend the validity of their Permanent Resident Card. In most cases, you must file for a green card renewal before your present card expires.
You may not be authorized to renew your green card if you have not lived in the United States for a continuous length of time or violated any conditions of your residency. The following sections will give further information on renewing your green card.
Who Needs a Green Card Renewal?
Permanent residents will not typically need to renew their green cards unless they fall into one of the following categories:
- Your Permanent Resident Card has expired
- Your present Permanent Resident Card has been lost, stolen, or badly damaged
- You have had a name change
- You were awarded a conditional, 2-year green card, and it is about to expire
- You are a legally employed temporary worker, and your work permit has expired
What is the Process for Renewing a Green Card?
Renewing a green card can be complex, and it’s critical to make sure that it’s done right. Typically, the renewal procedure includes sending an I-90 form to USCIS and supporting paperwork and applicable fees.
Once you determine you meet eligibility requirements, you can renew your green card in three ways: in the mail, in person, or online.
- If you want to visit an Application Support Center (ASC), you must first make an appointment online.
- If you choose to submit your application via mail, download and fill out Form I-90 – Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card from the USCIS website.
- If you’re submitting your application using the USCIS website’s eForms system, you’ll have to follow the step-by-step instructions.
An immigration attorney can help you make sure you’ve followed all directions thoroughly before sending in your application, together with any supporting papers and fees indicated on the form page.
How Long Does It Take to Have Your Green Card Renewed?
Once the renewal procedure has begun, receiving a new green card usually takes between 4 and 6 months. This, however, may change based on the conditions.
How Can an Immigration Attorney Help with Green Card Renewal?
An immigration lawyer can help you by guiding you through the renewal process and ensuring that all of your documentation is correctly filled out. They can also assist you if there are any issues with your application or if you need assistance answering USCIS inquiries.
Contact Tourzani & Long, LLC for Assistance with Your Green Card Renewal
When filing for a green card renewal, get professional help from immigration experts for the best results. At Tourzani & Long, LLC, we are committed to assisting our clients with all USCIS requirements. Contact the experienced immigration attorneys at Tourzani Law Group, LLC to discuss your green card renewal application. To schedule a consultation, call (201) 987-0036 today.
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