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Replacing or Renewing Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Basic Requirements:

An application for a replacement Permanent Resident Card must be made under the following circumstances:

  1. A Permanent Resident, whose Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) expired;
  2. A Permanent Resident, whose Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) will expire within six months;
  3. A Permanent Resident, whose Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) was lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated;
  4. A Permanent Resident, whose Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) does not have an expiration date;
  5. A Permanent Resident, whose Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) is incorrect;
  6. A Permanent Resident, who changed his/her name and still has an old name on the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card);
  7. A Permanent Resident that never received their original Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) after being approved for such a card;
  8. A Permanent Resident that turned 14 years after receiving his/her Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).

Recent versions of the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) have expiration dates on them (usually ten years after the card was issued). Older versions of the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) that do not have expiration dates, expired on March 20, 1996. Please note that the expiration of a Green Card has no bearing on the alien’s continued permanent residence. However, if the alien does not replace/renew the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) that person will not have valid proof of permanent residency. Their ability to travel and work may be effected by this lack of valid proof.

Warning to Conditional Permanent Residents:

Please be warned that an alien that was granted conditional permanent residence status (usually two years) is not the same as an alien that has an expiring Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). Persons granted conditional permanent residence status will lose permanent resident status if the condition is not removed. Such a person will no longer be a permanent resident and may become illegal. More information on removing conditional permanent resident status is here.

Fees:

The following is the attorney’s fee that the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charges for a typical case of this type when filed in the United States at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) (please read the disclaimer on this page) and the filing fee currently charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS):

  • $ 350.00 attorney’s fees
  • $ 450.00 US CIS filing fee for the main petition

Experience:

The Law Office of William Jang, PLLC has extensive experience representing Permanent Residents replace/renew his Permanent Resident Card (Green Cards). Please see a sample of approved cases.

What do we need to get started?

Information and Documents needed for Replacing/Renewing Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards)

Sample Retainer Agreement

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