Green Card Renewal

Green Cards

Green Card Center

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.

Green Card Related News

Proving a Bona Fide Marriage 33 Great Documents for Proving a Bona Fide Marriage on an I-751 Petition - When filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, a conditional permanent resident (and spouse when filing jointly) must prove that they also have a bona fide marriage. There are numerous documents that can used to establish that you entered a genuine marriage and deserve a 10-year green card. Even if you are filing … Continue reading 33 Great Documents for Proving a Bona Fide Marriage on an I-751 Petition
Green Card Renewal Process is Sucking You Dry How the Green Card Renewal Process is Sucking You Dry - Last month U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it would be increasing the fee on the green card renewal process by an additional $90. Each and every time you need to renew or replace a green card, you’ll soon pay $540 in USCIS filing fees. However, you have until December 23, 2016, to file … Continue reading How the Green Card Renewal Process is Sucking You Dry
upgrade an i-130 petition for spouse or children Upgrade an I-130 Petition After Naturalization - If you previously filed an I-130 petition for your spouse and/or minor children when you were a permanent resident, you can upgrade the petition if you’ve now become a U.S. citizen. The spouse and/or children of a lawful permanent resident that has filed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, will generally get wait listed. In … Continue reading Upgrade an I-130 Petition After Naturalization
lost green card abroad with traveling Lost Green Card Abroad and Returning to the U.S. - If you’ve lost your green card or reentry permit while outside the United States, there’s a new process to help you obtain a carrier document. USCIS recently released Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), a new form that allows permanent residents to apply for a travel document (carrier documentation) if they: Are returning … Continue reading Lost Green Card Abroad and Returning to the U.S.
uscis fee increases USCIS Fee Increases Effective December 23rd - Effective December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will increase the fees that must be submitted with the majority of its immigration forms. The USCIS fee increases, which were finalized in an announcement yesterday, can be found in a final rule published in the Federal Register. Applications and petitions postmarked or filed on … Continue reading USCIS Fee Increases Effective December 23rd
How to Help a Relative Get a Green Card Help a Relative Get a Green Card - As a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you can help a relative get a green card. The green card, formally known as a permanent resident card, is the tangible proof that a person may permanently live and work in the U.S. as a permanent resident. To help a relative get a green … Continue reading Help a Relative Get a Green Card

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