Understand the often overlooked rule regarding green card expiration for children who received their green card before turning 14. Learn about the Form I-90 process and the timing that could save you hundreds of dollars.
As a US lawful permanent residence (LPR) there are situations where you may need to obtain proof from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that you remain in lawful immigration status. This can be done by obtaining an ADIT stamp from USCIS. We discuss the meaning of an “ADIT” stamp and when it is necessary here.
On December 9, 2022, USCIS announced a policy change that will automatically extend green cards for naturalization applicants. The new policy will go into effect on December 12, 2022. We discuss the new USCIS Policy to Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants here.
One of the conditions to maintain lawful US permanent resident status (LPR or Green Card holders) is to maintain and have permanent residence in the United States. In general, a green card holder who moves outside the United States making another country their permanent residence abandons their green card. However, there are exceptions for US permanent residents who commute to the United States for employment from Canada or Mexico. We discuss, “commuter status” for US permanent residents who commute from Canada or Mexico here.
Current green cards have a validity of either two (2) years, or ten (10) years, and must be renewed. Previous green card versions did not have an expiration date. These green cards are no longer valid and should be replaced with a new green card. Here is how to renew or replace your green card.