Green Card About to Expire
If your green card is about to expire, you may be worried about what to do next. Our experienced New Jersey immigration attorneys can help you maintain citizenship and explore what option works best for you. Please contact us today to consult with our experienced lawyers.
Green Card About to Expire | What Can I Do?
Your options depend upon the scenario and upon the type of green card you have. If you are coming up on the end of a 10-year green card, you can file for citizenship with the N-400 or file the I-90 to replace or renew your green card.
The I-90 process will take many months. If you’re worried about traveling during this process, go to the Immigration Office and schedule an InfoPass appointment. If you demonstrate that you are a green card holder and that you’ve filed the I-90, and supply your fingerprints, the Office will give you an I-551 stamp allowing you to travel.
If you have a two-year (conditional) green card, you will need to file an I-751 petition to convert your two-year to a 10-year green card.
You have three possible choices: file an N-400, an I-90, or an I-751. In any case, consult with an experienced immigration attorney to pick the right option for you, and to ensure that you have the proper documentation ready.
Green Card About to Expire | How Do I Become Naturalized?
A Lawful Permanent Resident (“green card holder”) could remain a green card holder, or petition to become an American citizen. To become eligible to apply for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years old, you must have been a Lawful Permanent Resident for five years (or three if you are married to a U.S. citizen), without any significant absences (6 months or more). Additionally, you must satisfy the following:
- Evidence of good moral character.
- Establish knowledge of U.S. history and government.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and write basic English.
- Establish knowledge of and attachment to the U.S. Constitution.