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Ensuring the timely renewal of your green card is crucial for maintaining your lawful permanent resident status in the United States. 

In this post, we’ll guide you through the renewal requirements and offer legal assistance when needed.

The Importance of Green Card Renewal: When To Do It? 

Renewing your green card is essential to continue legally residing and working in the U.S. A valid green card proves your lawful permanent resident status.

Remember that failure to renew on time can lead to complications like loss of benefits or lawful status.

Green cards typically need renewal every ten years to ensure they remain valid. If your green card is lost, stolen, damaged, or nearing expiration, you should initiate the renewal process promptly.

The Renewal Process and Documentation

Application Process Overview

Here’s how the application process works: 

  • File Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, with USCIS.
  • Pay the required fee and submit supporting documents along with your application.
  • Attend biometrics appointment if requested and await a decision on your renewal.

Required Documentation for Renewal

Here are the needed immigration documentation for renewal: 

  • Current and expiring green card copy.
  • Government-issued identification.
  • Proof of residence in the U.S.
  • Any additional documents requested by USCIS.

Potential Issues During Renewal

  • Delays in processing times lead to expired green cards.
  • Missing deadlines or submitting incomplete applications.
  • Address changes have not been updated with USCIS, causing communication issues.
  • Complex situations like criminal records require legal guidance.

How Legal Support Can Help

  • Expert Guidance: Legal professionals can navigate the renewal process efficiently.
  • Document Preparation: Ensuring all necessary paperwork is accurate and complete.
  • Issue Resolution: Handling complications or challenges that may arise during renewal.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your renewal can reduce stress and uncertainty.

Empowering Your Green Card Journey

The journey can be riddled with uncertainties and anxieties for green card holders facing the renewal process. The fear of facing expired documentation or procedural hurdles may leave individuals feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed. 

At Presti Law Firm, we’re committed to guiding green card holders through the renewal process with confidence and assurance. Our dedication to your security and stability drives us to provide the support and legal assistance necessary to ensure a smooth and successful green card renewal experience. Avoid green card expiration with us!