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The green card, officially known as a permanent resident card, is proof that its holder is a lawful permanent resident that has been granted immigration benefits, which include permission to live and accept employment in the United States. Permanent residents 18 years of age or older in the U.S. must carry their valid green card at all times.

renewal calculator for green cardsGreen card renewal is a simple process that a permanent resident can typically complete on his/her own. Most green cards expire every ten years and should be renewed six months before the expiration date. More on When to Renew a Green Card. If that date has passed, the card holder will not lose permanent resident status, but he/she should apply for a green card renewal as soon as possible. Use Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Residence Card.

Green Card Knowledge Base

Many of your most frequently asked questions about replacing and renewing a green card can be found in our Form I-90 knowledge base. Questions about removing the conditions on residence can be found in the Form I-751 knowledge base. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us with a question.

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Additional Green Card Resources

Form I-90 Knowledge Base
Form I-751 Knowledge Base
Green Card Related Articles
USCIS Green Card Pages
Form I-90 on USCIS Website
Form I-751 on USCIS Website