Get Green Card Replacement

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Immigration |

A Green Card is an authorization card issued to foreign individuals who wish to live and work permanently in the United States. The Green Card is officially referred to as Form I-551, and it is also called the Permanent Resident Card. The status of permanent residency is maintained when US immigration laws are not violated. The green card is very important for a permanent resident because it verifies their legal status in the United States.

Green Cards must be in one’s possession at all times and must be kept current. USCIS issued Green Cards are valid for ten years. All green cards must be renewed every 10 years before the expiration date. Apart from the timely renewal process, individuals may replace their green cards for the following reasons:

* previous Green Card was lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed,
* the Green Card was issued before the individual was 14 and they now have reached their 14th birthday,
* the individual has been a commuter and are now taking up actual residence in the United States,
* the individual has been a permanent resident residing in the United States and now are taking up commuter status,
* the individual’s status has been automatically converted to that of a permanent resident,
* the individual has an older version of the green card,
* the individual’s Green Card contains incorrect data,
* the name or other biographic information on the Green Card has been changed since the card was last received,
* the individual never received the previous card that was issued to them by the USCIS.

Green Card replacement or renewal is done by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card with the USCIS.

Amplify’d from www.immigrationdirect.com

Get Green Card Replacement



A Green Card is an authorization card issued to foreign individuals who wish to live and work permanently in the United States. The Green Card is officially referred to as Form I-551, and it is also called the Permanent Resident Card. The status of permanent residency is maintained when US immigration laws are not violated. The green card is very important for a permanent resident because it verifies their legal status in the United States.

Green Cards must be in one’s possession at all times and must be kept current. USCIS issued Green Cards are valid for ten years. All green cards must be renewed every 10 years before the expiration date. Apart from the timely renewal process, individuals may replace their green cards for the following reasons:

Read more at www.immigrationdirect.com

 

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