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My green card expired. Can I renew it?

 

QUESTION: I am a US permanent resident. My green card expired five years ago and I did not renew it, but I have not left the US since it expired. How do I go about fixing this issue?

 

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THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI SAUER: What you need to do now depends on whether you had a 10-year green card or a conditional 2-year green card.

 

 

If you had a 10-year green card then you need to file an application to renew/replace your permanent resident card. Even though your green card card expired, your permanent resident status did not expire. You are still a permanent resident, you just need to renew the card so that you can prove that you are a permanent resident.

 

 

If you had a 2-year conditional card then you are in a more complicated situation, as you had a requirement to file an application to request that the condition be removed from your residence during the 90 days before green card expired. Failure to do this could have resulted in USCIS revoking your permanent residence. Usually this situation is fixable, but you definitely should hire an immigration lawyer to assist you in correcting the situation.

 

 

Once the situation with your green card has been fixed, you should also look into whether you are eligible to apply for naturalization to become a US citizen. That way you don’t have to worry about remembering to renew your green card in another 10 years.

 

 

If you would like my assistance with this process or you would like to discuss this or other issues further, you can schedule a consultation with me by calling 1-800-343-4890 or 901-682-6455 or by clicking here to

 

 

schedule a consulation appointment with an immigration lawyer. My office is in Memphis, TN, but I am available to consult with clients by phone and I represent clients throughout the U.S. and around the world.

 

 

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* This is an advertisement. Attorney Ari Sauer is an immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser law firm. www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of New York and New Jersey. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed. Standard consultation fees apply when scheduling a consultation appointment with Ari Sauer or another attorney at Siskind Susser.

 

 

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4 comments on “My green card expired. Can I renew it?

  1. Anonymous
    May 5, 2013

    Hello,
    I have a question.
    My friend currently lives abroad and had a GC (10-year green card), which expired 2years ago.
    She would like to get American citizenship, so she wants to renew her GC. But the thing is that she’s been out of the US for about 8 years due to her family emergency.
    Is it still possible for her to renew her GC at the American Embassy near her place?
    She wants to move back to the states.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you

    • Not likely. She can try but she would need to provide documentation to show the consulate that her trip was temporary and that it was because of the family emergency that kept her outside the US for 8 years, 2 of which were after her card expired. That would have to be one heck of a family emergency.

      But abandoning ones green card does not stop someone from applying over again for the green card. But they will need an immigrant petition just like they did before.

      You can call 901-507-4270 to schedule a consultation appointment with me to discuss this further or to discuss whether there are potential visa options for your friend.

      Ari Sauer

      * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer with the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey but is eligible to assist clients from throughout the US. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  2. As explained in the article above, it depends on what kind of green card you had. Assuming you had a 10 year card, you would file an Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

    If you would like assistance with filing this application or if you would like assistance to apply for US citizenship so you don’t have to worry about losing your green card in the future, you can contact my office at 901-682-6455 to schedule a consultation appointment. Standard consultation fee applies.

    * This is an advertisement. Ari Sauer is an attorney with the Memphis office of the Siskind Susser law firm. http://www.visalaw.com/ari.html. On this blog we answer questions as a service to our readers, but we cannot assume any liability related to reliance on anything herein, and responses to questions are not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Immigration laws and regulations are constantly changing and the rules stated may not apply to your situation. Readers are cautioned to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer before acting on anything stated in this blog. This blog is not intended to substitute for a consultation with a qualified immigration law attorney. Ari Sauer is a Memphis immigration lawyer licensed to practice law through the states of Tennessee, New York and New Jersey, however he is able to represent clients on immigration law matters throughout all 50 states. Certification as an Immigration Specialist is not currently available in Tennessee, New York or New Jersey. Siskind Susser limits its practice strictly to immigration law, a Federal practice area, and we do not claim expertise in the laws of states other than where our attorneys are licensed.

  3. Anonymous
    October 10, 2012

    i lost my green card and cannot recall if i ever renewed it myself i dont think so what documents do i need to renew it?

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Ari Sauer is an immigration law attorney with the Memphis office of the Siskind Susser law firm. Ari answers questions on US immigration law submitted by readers. Email Ari Sauer to submit a question. immigrationanswerman@gmail.com

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