Renew Green card Using Form I-90

Green card is an essential document for a person to prove his permanent residence in the US. It is far more important that the green card one possesses is valid and is current. Whenever a green card is expired or not valid, it can very well be replaced by filing form I 90 which is the application to renew or replace the green card .

When and why to renew a green card:

Green card renewal is a process by which an expired green card is made a valid card so as to maintain the residency requirement in the US. The green card can be renewed by filing form I 90, Application to renew the green card. This form is also used by the conditional permanent resident to apply for the replacement of the existing green card.
The reasons for applying for green card renewal are listed below,
– if the previous card that was issued was lost, mutilated/destroyed/partially destroyed or stolen
– if you never received the green card that you applied for
– if the present card has incorrect information or data because of an error on the part of the USCIS.

In case of a green card renewal for any one the above reasons, a copy of the government issued form of identification with all the necessary personal information like the name, date of birth, passport, photograph has to be submitted.

Apart from the above reasons, one can apply for a green card replacement
– if the name or any biographic information has been changed legally after the green card has been issued
– if the existing green card has already expired or will expire in six months
– if you are a permanent resident and are taking up commuter status.
– if you are a commuter and taking up actual residence in the United States
– if you have been converted to permanent resident status automatically
– if you have the old edition of green card and you are applying for the replacement apart from the reasons specified above.

In case of children,
– if the child has reached his or her 14th birthday and the existing card will not expire before his or her 16th birthday.
– if the child has reached the 14th birthday and the existing card will expire before his/her 16th birthday

In case of Conditional Permanent residents, they can apply for green card renewal for the following reasons,
– if your card is lost /stolen or destroyed or mutilated
– if your card was issued and you never received it
– if the card has wrong information due to USCIS error
– if the name or any biographic information has been changed legally after the green card has been issued

All the required documents with the relevant fees should be submitted along with the application. On approval the permanent resident card will be mailed. If required, originals of certain certificates will be required for verification and later will be returned. Failure to renew the green card will leave your status at risk and might lead to deportation. In case of falsifying or concealing any kind of material fact, you will loose your immigration benefits.

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