GREEN CARD RENEWAL:
- If your green card is expired individuals are required to submit the green card renewal application form I-90 as soon as possible. The green card is valid for 10 years.
- Without a valid green card, it could become difficult to work or travel without proper identification such as a valid green card.
- It is recommended to file the green card renewal form I-90 within 6 months of the expiration date. The expiration date is located on the front of the green card. Filing your green card renewal application within the 180 days of expiration date will prevent a delay in receiving your renewed green card.
- If green card holder does not have an expiration date on front of green card this means you may have an older version of the green card which in most cases means no longer valid. It is recommended to renew green card in order to receive a current green card.
- The green card replacement application form I-90 should be used if your information needs to be changed, or if your green card has been lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged.
- If you were issued a green card before you turned 14 years of age, it will be required to replace your green card when you become 14 years old.
- If you green card expires while outside the United States and have not filed to renew your green card prior to your departure from the U.S. it is recommended to contact the nearest U.S. Consulate, USCIS office or U.S. port of entry before submitting to file green card renewal application form I-90.
- The USCIS processing time for green card renewal or replacement generally takes three to four months.