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Green Card Renewal

Can a Green Card expire ?

Your Green Card is valid for up to 10 years. If your Green Card is expired or about to expire within the next 6 months, it is time to renew it. If your Green Card is expired you are still a lawful permanent resident and you can keep that status for life.
Nevertheless you must have a valid Green Card with you at all times as it identifies you as a lawful permanent resident. Otherwise you would risk to be fined up to $100 and put in jail for up to 30 days.

You must renew your Green Card if:

Eligibility for a Green Card renewal

You are eligible for the renewal of your Green Card if:

Steps to renew a Green Card

If your Green Card has expired / is about to expire, you can file the Form I-90 online to replace your Permanent Resident Card. Besides filing the From I-90 you must also provide the following documents:

Apply for citizenship

Holders of the Green Card can qualify for U.S. citizenship after living in the US for five years.
If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you can apply for citizenship after three years.

To become a U.S. citizen, you must :