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Green Card Renewal - How It Works


Now that you are a citizen of the United States you can enjoy all of the privileges that other citizens have. You will be able to participate in the democratic process to any degree that you see fit, with only a few limitations. Enjoy reading the document!

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									      Green Card Renewal – How It Works
If you are among the millions of people who are holder of a
green card, it is a must that you have knowledge on how
you can correctly comply with the green card renewal
process. You have to adhere to the proper processing
needed so that the United States will not impose penalties
to you in the future. It is recommended that for you to
spare yourself from legal implications, you have to renew
your green card before it expires. The details that you have
to keep in mind will be revealed through reading this

Make sure that you will renew your green card 180 days prior to its expiry date. Generally, the
information regarding the expiration of your green card will be seen on its front part. In order to begin
the green card renewal process, you have to secure I-90 application form. Usually, you can get this
online and directly submit it to the concerned department. On the other hand, you can also have the
form printed and pass it to the concerned office. Choose the best which is suited for your standards.

As what the section 264 of the Immigration and national Act states, "Every alien, eighteen years of age
and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien
registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him. Any alien who fails to comply with these
provisions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." This clearly implies that there some legal implications you
are held liable of once you are not able to renew your green card.

Make sure that you will renew your green card every ten years. To those who have lost their green cards
before it expires, it is important to secure your I-90 application form. Usually, the processing time is
about six up to ten months. The processing time is usually based from case to case basis. During the
time you are waiting for the processing, you will be given with permanent residency certificate effective
for one whole year. Along with the I-90 application form, you must submit proof of identity to the
concerned agency. One of the best examples of documents that you have to secure is marriage
certificate. To know the other documents needed, it is best for you to visit the site of the agency

Once you have been successfully handed by your green card, you are now considered as a legal citizen
of the United States. You are now permitted to travel to places you want outside the US vicinity. Yet,
there is just a period of time you are allowed to travel. If you want to have longer travel, you can do it by
securing your United States Reentry Permit.

In the event that you are one of those people who are not aware on the right green card renewal
procedure, these things will surely help you a lot. It is important for you to follow the procedures
mentioned on how to renew your green card if you wish to be recognized as legal citizen of the US. To
those green card holders who will renew their cards for the first time, this information will surely assist
them along the way.

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