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Having a green card is the proof of being officially granted immigration benefits to live and work in the United States legally and permanently.

A US permanent resident card (green card) is generally valid for ten years. You should file Form I-90, Application for green card replacement with the USCIS to renew/replace the card on its expiry.. If you want to change any biographic information on your green card i.e if your name has changed because of marriage and also if you lose your card ,the same form (I-90) should be filed .

Per US immigration laws, you have to carry evidence of your status in the country (a valid, unexpired green card or temporary passport stamp). If you do not renew your green card, you might experience difficulties in getting employed, cannot be eligible for other benefits and also have trouble re-entering the US from abroad. Ensure that you apply for your new green card well before you travel and have with you on any trip, the temporary documentation you received. If you try to re-enter the US with an expired green card, you will experience a delay during the inspection process at the port of entry,

A US conditional permanent resident is different from a US permanent resident. A conditional resident card is valid only for two years. He/she has to remove the conditions during the 90 day period before the card expires. A conditional resident card cannot be renewed. The conditions must be removed else he/she will lose his/her status. Form I-751 should be filed to remove the conditions. Once the application is approved and the conditions are removed, a permanent resident card that will be valid for the next ten years will be issued.

After you send the completed I-90 application along with the appropriate fee to the USCIS, you will receive an Application Receipt Notice that will have a 13-character Application Receipt number within 30 days of having filed your I-90 application. This notice serves as a proof that the USCIS has received your application and that it is being processed. You can also monitor the status of your application with this receipt number. You also will be notified about the dates for fingerprinting and subsequently, your interview date with instructions related to the supporting documents you need to bring. The entire process approximately takes three months.

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If you received a Green Card through marriage and came to the United States on a K1 visa, you would have received a Conditional Permanent Resident card that is valid for two years. When this two-year conditional period ends, the permanent residence status will expire and you may be deported or removed. To avoid such things, 90 days or less before the conditional residence expires, you should file Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence. On approval, the conditional status will be removed and you will receive your new Permanent Resident card that will be valid for the next ten years.

When to file Form I-751

You should file Form I-751 within 90 days before your conditional green card expires. And when you submit your petition to remove your conditional status, it is advisable to file it at the early end of the 90-day period. Also note not to file Form I-751 before the 90-day period because if you file too early, the USCIS will return your I-751 application.

Who May File Form I-751

If you are still married, file Form I-751 jointly with your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse through whom you got the conditional permanent status. If you have dependent children (on a K-2 visa) who got their conditional permanent status when you got and they entered the U.S. within 90-days of your arrival, you can include their names in your petition form. If your children got their conditional status 90 days after you obtained or adjusted your status OR if the conditional permanent parent dies, they have to file Form I-751 separately to remove their conditional status.

In case you do not file jointly, you may apply for a waiver if you can prove that you entered the marriage with honesty and good intentions, but your spouse subsequently died and you can show that you entered the marriage in good faith, but the marriage ended because of divorce or annulment. You can also get a waiver if you can show that you entered the marriage in good faith and have remained married, but have been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or the termination of your status would result in extreme hardship.

In cases when you are asking for a waiver you should submit adequate proof to support your request.. For example, copy of you divorce decree or police, court or medical proof that you were abused or a death certificate showing that you spouse died.


Your package should include a completed and signed Form I-751 and a copy of your Conditional Green Card. And also two passport-style photographs for you and children applying with you. Additionally two completed fingerprint cards (Form FD-258) for you and any children applying with you and evidence showing that the marriage is a bonafide one and that it was entered in honesty and in good faith. Do not forget to send the filing fee.

If you are a conditional permanent resident and your card is lost, stolen or mutilated, you can get it replaced by filing Form I-90

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USCIS had proposed a rule that all permanent residents who hold a Permanent Resident card (green card) that does not have an expiration date to get a new green card. These green cards were issued between 1977 and 1989. Green Cards issued before 1977 have been revoked already. Once this rule is implemented, such permanent residents will have only 120 days to apply for a new green card. So, the USCIS is recommending that holders of green cards without expiration dates to file now to get it replaced to avoid delays in receiving the new card.

Replace Green Card :

You can apply for a new green card by filing Form I-90, Application for Replace Permanent Resident Card and it has to be filed with the USCIS. If you want to change any biographic information on your green card (for example, if your name has changed due to marriage) or when you lose your card and need a green card replacement, the same Form I-90 has to be filed

A conditional resident is different from a permanent resident. A conditional resident will get a green card that will be valid only for two years. Such a conditional resident has to remove the conditions during the 90 days before his/her card expires. A conditional green card cannot be renewed. The conditions must be removed or else the resident will lose his/her status. A conditional resident has to file Form I-751 to remove conditions. Once this application is approved by the USCIS, a permanent resident card will be issued which is valid for the next ten years.

You will not be penalized if you do not go for a replacement and you will not lose your permanent resident status if you do not replace your old green card. Permanent resident status will not expire. However, per US immigration laws, you should carry evidence of your status (a valid and unexpired green card or temporary passport stamp). If you do not replace your green card, you might experience difficulties in obtaining employment, benefits and re-entry into the US from abroad. If, after traveling abroad, you try to re-enter the US with green cards without expiration dates, chances are that you might experience a delay during the inspection process at the port of entry. So in the best interest, it is advisable to get the card replaced now to avoid delays in getting the new green card later.

The normal process after you send the completed I-90 application to the USCIS is that you will receive an Application Receipt Notice with a 13-character Application Receipt number within a month from the date of filing the I-90 application. This notice from USCIS is the proof that they have received your application and that it is being processed. You can use the 13 digit number on the receipt to check the status of your application while it is pending. You will also be informed about the appointment for your fingerprinting and subsequently, your interview date with instructions related to the supporting documents you need to bring. It would normally take three months to get a new green card.

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Just like how you file Form I-90 if you lost your green card, if you lost your citizenship certificate, you can get a replacement by filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document with the USCIS.

Form N – 565 :

Per the USCIS, you should apply form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document, if you have been issued a Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Declaration of Intention or Repatriation Certificate which has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed. Additionally, this form needs to be filed if your name has been changed by marriage or by court order after the citizenship document was issued and you seek a document in the new name. However, note that N-565 application should not be filed to correct errors on the citizenship certificate unless they are USCIS errors.

To get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should prepare and mail the completed N-565 application package to the USCIS along with the submission fees and supporting documents (if any). You will find all the information about the fees, the mailing address and supporting documents in the instructions page. If you make mistake in the fee or mailing address, your application will be sent back to you.

While mailing your application to get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should submit two color photographs of yourself apart from the supporting documents. Also ensure that the photograph is taken within 30 days of filing this application. If the reason for filing Form N-565 is to get a replacement of a mutilated document, you have to attach the mutilated document and send it with your application. If any of your supporting documents is in a foreign language, ensure that it is accompanied by a full English language translation where the translator has certified it as complete and accurate. After you mail the application, the USCIS will check for completeness, including submission of the required initial evidence and the correct submission fee.

If you do not fill out the form completely, or have sent the application without the needed initial evidence, you will not establish a basis for eligibility and chances are that, the USCIS may return/deny your application. If your application is not signed or not accompanied by the correct fee, the USCIS will reject it with a notice that the application is deficient. So make sure that your application is complete and also you submit the needed supporting documents along with the correct submission fee.

Once you have mailed this application to the USCIS, you can expect to receive an Application Receipt Notice with a 13-character Application Receipt number within 30 days. This notice is the proof that USCIS has received your N 565 application and that it is being processed. You can use the receipt number on the notice to check the status of your application while it is pending. The USCIS might request additional information or evidence when you appear at the USCIS office for an interview. They may also request you to submit the originals of any supporting document.

And finally, if you establish eligibility for the document, your N 565 application will be approved and the new document will be issued. If your application is denied, the USCIS will notify in writing of the reasons for the denial. The whole citizenship certificate replacement process on an average takes upto six months.

Just like how you file Form I-90 if you lost your green card, if you lost your citizenship certificate, you can get a replacement by filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document with the USCIS.

 

Form N – 565 :

 

Per the USCIS, you should apply form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document, if you have been issued a Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Declaration of Intention or Repatriation Certificate which has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed. Additionally, this form needs to be filed if your name has been changed by marriage or by court order after the citizenship document was issued and you seek a document in the new name. However, note that N-565 application should not be filed to correct errors on the citizenship certificate unless they are USCIS errors.

 

To get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should prepare and mail the completed N-565 application package to the USCIS along with the submission fees and supporting documents (if any). You will find all the information about the fees, the mailing address and supporting documents in the instructions page. If you make mistake in the fee or mailing address, your application will be sent back to you.

 

While mailing your application to get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should submit two color photographs of yourself apart from the supporting documents. Also ensure that the photograph is taken within 30 days of filing this application. If the reason for filing form N-565 is to get a replacement of a mutilated document, you have to attach the mutilated document and send it with your application. If any of your supporting documents is in a foreign language, ensure that it is accompanied by a full English language translation where the translator has certified it as complete and accurate. After you mail the application, the USCIS will check for completeness, including submission of the required initial evidence and the correct submission fee.

 

If you do not fill out the form completely, or have sent the application without the needed initial evidence, you will not establish a basis for eligibility and chances are that, the USCIS may return/deny your application. If your application is not signed or not accompanied by the correct fee, the USCIS will reject it with a notice that the application is deficient. So make sure that your application is complete and also you submit the needed supporting documents along with the correct submission fee.

 

Once you have mailed this application to the USCIS, you can expect to receive an Application Receipt Notice with a 13-character Application Receipt number within 30 days. This notice is the proof that USCIS has received your N 565 application and that it is being processed. You can use the receipgt number on the notice to check the status of your application while it is pending. The USCIS might request additional information or evidence when you appear at the USCIS office for an interview. They may also request you to submit the originals of any supporting document.

 

And finally, if you establish eligibility for the document, your N 565 application will be approved and the new document will be issued. If your application is denied, the USCIS will notify in writing of the reasons for the denial. The whole citizenship certificate replacement process on an average takes upto six months.

 

Just like how you file Form I-90 if you lost your green card, if you lost your citizenship certificate, you can get a replacement by filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document with the USCIS.

 

Form N – 565 :

 

Per the USCIS, you should apply form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization or Citizenship Document, if you have been issued a Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, Declaration of Intention or Repatriation Certificate which has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed. Additionally, this form needs to be filed if your name has been changed by marriage or by court order after the citizenship document was issued and you seek a document in the new name. However, note that N-565 application should not be filed to correct errors on the citizenship certificate unless they are USCIS errors.

 

To get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should prepare and mail the completed N-565 application package to the USCIS along with the submission fees and supporting documents (if any). You will find all the information about the fees, the mailing address and supporting documents in the instructions page. If you make mistake in the fee or mailing address, your application will be sent back to you.

 

While mailing your application to get a citizenship certificate replacement, you should submit two color photographs of yourself apart from the supporting documents. Also ensure that the photograph is taken within 30 days of filing this application. If the reason for filing form N-565 is to get a replacement of a mutilated document, you have to attach the mutilated document and send it with your application. If any of your supporting documents is in a foreign language, ensure that it is accompanied by a full English language translation where the translator has certified it as complete and accurate. After you mail the application, the USCIS will check for completeness, including submission of the required initial evidence and the correct submission fee.

 

If you do not fill out the form completely, or have sent the application without the needed initial evidence, you will not establish a basis for eligibility and chances are that, the USCIS may return/deny your application. If your application is not signed or not accompanied by the correct fee, the USCIS will reject it with a notice that the application is deficient. So make sure that your application is complete and also you submit the needed supporting documents along with the correct submission fee.

 

Once you have mailed this application to the USCIS, you can expect to receive an Application Receipt Notice with a 13-character Application Receipt number within 30 days. This notice is the proof that USCIS has received your N 565 application and that it is being processed. You can use the receipgt number on the notice to check the status of your application while it is pending. The USCIS might request additional information or evidence when you appear at the USCIS office for an interview. They may also request you to submit the originals of any supporting document.

 

And finally, if you establish eligibility for the document, your N 565 application will be approved and the new document will be issued. If your application is denied, the USCIS will notify in writing of the reasons for the denial. The whole citizenship certificate replacement process on an average takes upto six months.

 



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A permanent resident card (green card) is generally valid for ten years. You need to renew it on its expiry. If you have lost your green card, you need to get it replaced by filing Form I-90, Application for green card replacement with the USCIS. Additionally, Form I-90 is used :

Per USCIS , who should use the Form I-90 is listed below.

1.Your card was valid for 10 years and is expiring or has expired
2.Your card was lost, stolen or destroyed;
3. Your card is mutilated;
4.Your name or other biographic information has changed since the card was issued;
5.If you have been a lawful permanent resident in the United States and are now taking up Commuter status while actually residing outside the United States;
6.You were a Commuter and am now taking up residence in the U.S.;
7.Your status has been automatically converted to permanent resident;
8.You have an old edition of the card.

Per USCIS , who should use the Form I90 is listed below. 

1.Your card was valid for 10 years and is expiring or has expired
2.Your card was lost, stolen or destroyed;
3. Your card is mutilated;
4.Your name or other biographic information has changed since the card was issued;
5.If you have been a lawful permanent resident in the United States and are now taking up Commuter status while actually residing outside the United States;
6.You were a Commuter and am now taking up residence in the U.S.;
7.Your status has been automatically converted to permanent resident;
8.You have an old edition of the card; Please check on these details and if your case fits any of the conditions mentioned above you may prepare the form I90 on our web site. Check on our web site http://www.immigrationdirect.com for more details.

 

 

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Are you a green card holder whose card expired or expiring within six months? Then you need to file Form I-90 to get it renewed. At present, the USCIS filing fee for Form I-90 is $370 ($290 +$80 fingerprinting charge). The USCIS has revised the filing fee and effective November 23, the fee for I-90 will be  $450 ($365 + $85 fingerprinting charge). Ensure that you file the form on or before November 22 to avoid paying more.

Whereas if your green card will not expire for at least another six months and you meet the requirements to apply for citizenship, then you may choose to apply for citizenship instead of renewing your green card. If such is your case, you can directly apply for citizenship and you need not pay the renewal fee. However, the fee for applying for citizenship remains unchanged.

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