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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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Green Card Name Change Process How to Do a Green Card Name Change After Marriage or Divorce - There are various reasons you may want to do a green card name change. Everyday people get married and divorced, often resulting in a legal name change. Others may just decide to adopt a more Western style name after immigrating to the United States. Whatever your reason, a green card name change is a relatively … Continue reading How to Do a Green Card Name Change After Marriage or Divorce
USCIS Receipt Number Explanation USCIS Receipt Number Explained - After you’ve filed almost any application or petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), they will respond by mailing you a Form I-797, Notice of Action, within approximately 1-2 weeks. The I-797, Notice of Action, is commonly known as a receipt letter. For applicants that have incorrectly filed or included the wrong payment, this … Continue reading USCIS Receipt Number Explained
Financial sponsor needed for family based green card Financial Sponsor Needed for a Family-Based Green Card - An applicant for a family-based green card will need a financial sponsor in the United States before immigrating. Although some new green card holders may be able to find employment immediately and support themselves, the financial sponsor is necessary in case things don’t go as planned. In fact, every person who immigrates based on a … Continue reading Financial Sponsor Needed for a Family-Based Green Card
history alien registration receipt card History of the Green Card - The green card, which only recently became green again, has a history with a variety of names and colors. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially refers to it as the Permanent Resident Card. However, it has also been known over time as a Resident Alien Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card. You may even … Continue reading History of the Green Card
green card renewal form Filling Out the Green Card Renewal Form - With 8 pages of questions (and another 13 pages of instructions), filling out the green card renewal form can be an intimidating process for many applicants. Officially known as Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, the green card renewal form can be prepared by most permanent residents without extensive help from an attorney. … Continue reading Filling Out the Green Card Renewal Form
Country of Domicile for I-864 Affidavit of Support Proving Country of Domicile on I-864 Affidavit of Support - U.S. immigration law requires intending immigrants in family-based visa categories to show that they have financial support in the United States. The U.S. citizen or permanent resident that petitions a family member for a green card also must file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. The affidavit of support is a legal contract between the petitioner … Continue reading Proving Country of Domicile on I-864 Affidavit of Support

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