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At US Immigration Bonds, we understand that the immigration process can be confusing, and even difficult to navigate without help, with immigration laws. Applying for a green card renewal can also seem like a daunting task, though it doesn’t have to be.

Why Renew Your Green Card?

Given the choice between renewing your green card or applying for citizenship, which are you more likely to choose? Applying for citizenship may seem like the obvious choice, but for some immigrants, applying for a renewal allows them to maintain the citizenship they have with their home countries.

There are plenty of reasons to apply for a green card renewal rather than choosing to apply for US citizenship. If you fail to renew your green card, you are no longer allowed to reside within the United States, which means you may be detained and deported. Call US Immigration Bonds – we can help.

How Long Do Green Cards Last?

It depends on the green card you were issued, because not all green cards are made equal. A green card issued through family sponsorship, or through the Diversity Visa Lottery (or green card lottery), will expire 10 years after it has been issued. A green card award through marriage will expire in 3 years, and the renewal will last for 10 years after that.

When Are Green Card Renewals Denied?

Most of the time, green card renewals are denied for a few common reasons. These reasons can include: committing a crime, lying on the renewal form (I-90), and using the wrong renewal form.

The last offence can be easily corrected, however, committing a crime and lying on the application forms are more egregious. If you doubt your renewal will be approved, find an immigration lawyer in your area and apply for a green card renewal with the help of an attorney.

If your green card renewal is denied, you are then eligible for deportation. Be sure to call US Immigration Bonds and ask about our same day release bonds.

How to Apply for Green Card Renewal

The I-90 is the form that you must use to renew your green card.

You must apply for green card renewal at a US Consulate, USCIS office or US Port of Entry.

Track the Status of Your Green Card Renewal

You can monitor the status of your green card renewal at the USCIS website. You must have your receipt number ready to track.

There are so many variables that factor into applying for a the renewal of your green card. If you find that you are on the wrong side of the law for any reason, call an immigration attorney, and call US Immigration Bonds.

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