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  • Writer's pictureAnna Choi

Time to Submit Your Green Card Renewal Application?

Updated: Aug 1, 2019

Why Is It Important to Timely File Your Green Card Renewal Application?

The day has finally arrived…the one and only vacation that you have planned for the entire year! As you excitedly head out to the airport to begin your trip overseas, you make sure you have your favorite sunglasses (check!), hotel reservations (check!), new shorts and shirts (check!), passports (check!), and your kids (check and double check!). The vacation is starting out surprisingly perfect so far as you find a convenient parking spot easily and get into the airport with more than enough time to spare. What can possibly go wrong? And then you find out…your green card is expired!

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Don't be like him! Renew your green card

There is a moment of complete silence as you slowly guide your family back to the door.

Don’t let this be you! As most green cards have a validity period of 10 years, it is understandable to lose track of the expiration date and find yourself in this predicament. However, not renewing your green card can not only negatively effect your ability to travel but can also prevent you from applying for employment or obtaining a state driver’s license.

When to File for Green Card Renewal?

If your green card has already expired or will expire within 6 months, make sure to take some time out of your day and get your green card renewed! If you also possess a old version of the green card, it may also be in your best interest to renew your green card. To do so, you may fill out and submit an I-90 form online at and submit the required supporting documentation. However, if you would like an immigration attorney to handle the process for you for a flat fee, please feel free contact our office by submitting the inquiry form. For a reduced fee, we can also provide limited assistance by doing a final review of your application or providing you guidance on properly filing the renewal application.

So don't delay the process any further and make sure you timely file your renewal application!

*Please note that the information contained in this article is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. Please consult with an immigration attorney for advice specifically tailored to your case.*

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