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Steps to Renewing Your Green Card


Renewing your green card is a fairly simple process and is crucial to be on top of. If your green card is close to expiring or expired, the time to renew for a new green card is right now. At Griffith Immigration Law, we can help you through this process and answer any questions you may have. Contact one of our experienced citizenship attorneys today to get the help you deserve.

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When Should You Renew Your Green Card?

Knowing when to renew your green card is a crucial first step in the renewal process as there are many reasons why you would need to renew your green card. Some examples include:

  • The expiration date is in the next six months
  • Your immigration green card is expired
  • Any mistakes on your green card
  • Changes to your name or sex after first receiving your card
  • Your immigration green card is an old version
  • If your card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated

These are just a few reasons why you would need to renew your green card. Always keep your expiration date in mind and always make sure when you receive your new card that all the information is correct.

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Gather Necessary Documents

There are a fair amount of documents that are required for anyone to renew their green card. Certain documents will be required in certain circumstances but not for others. Some documents that can be used are:

  • Passport or equivalent document – used as valid identification. Passports, driver’s licenses, or military IDs can be used.
  • Birth Certificate – This is used as evidence for your biographical data
  • Form I-797 – This form is used as evidence for the issuance of a green card

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Green Card Renewal Process

Below we have outlined the basics of renewing your immigration green card, and if you would like to learn more, contact us today

  • Complete an applicable form (I-90, I-751, or I-829).
  • Upload supporting documentation when filing your I-90
  • Pay requested fees
  • Save a copy of your “Notice of Action” (Form I-797)
  • Use the 13-character receipt number at the bottom of your I-797 to check the status of your renewal
  • Complete scheduled biometric appointments (fingerprints, signature, photos)
  • Receive your new green card within 4 months to a year.

If you are needing help through the green card renewal process, you can count on us to give you a comprehensive walkthrough and get you sorted. If you are missing documents don’t have the funds to pay any of the fees or just have general questions, contact Griffith Immigration Law today so we can help.

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