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Answers to Your Green Card Renewal Questions

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2016 | Permanent Residency/Green Cards

For an issue as important as renewing your green card, which allows you to legally reside in the United States, always keep in mind that the best action you can take is to find and consult with an attorney. A competent attorney can guide you through the process of renewing your green card, making it as simple as possible and avoiding mistakes that could result in a denial. Following are answers to several common questions about green card renewal:

When should I renew my green card?
You should renew your green card six months before the expiration date or as soon as possible if it has already expired. Your green card is valid for 10 years.

How do I renew my green card successfully?
Find a competent attorney to help you fill out and file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

What if I’m in the process of applying for naturalization?
If you’re applying for naturalization, you do not need to renew your green card. Instead, you need to find an attorney to assist you in filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

How can I check on the status of my application?
Simply visit the USCIS “My Cases Status” page by clicking here. You will need to enter your receipt number, so make sure you have it on hand.

What if my application is denied?
Don’t worry. The USCIS will send you a letter explaining why your application was denied. With the help of an attorney, you can definitely make the USCIS reconsider your application. A competent attorney will be familiar with common reasons for denial and could determine the best way to make the USCIS reconsider your application.

Why would my application get denied?
There are several common reasons for application denial. Some common reasons include:

  • Committing a crime
  • Lying on your renewal application
  • You were ordered to be removed from the United States
  • You filed the wrong form

An attorney can answer your questions and help you if your application is denied for one of the reasons above or any other reason. We invite you to contact our team at Ramos Immigration Law for assistance with your green card renewal. We are here to help you.