Success! We recently had two green card renewals approved for expired or expiring green cards. In one case, the processing time for I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card was 3 weeks. In another case, the processing time to renew the green card on Form I-90 was 4 months. The applications for green card renewal were submitted online with USCIS and were approved without a Request for Further Evidence (RFE). This shows that the processing time to renew or replace your green card varies greatly from case to case.
If your previously issued green card has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, then you can renew your green card by filing form I-90 with USCIS. You can file form I-90 online or by mail. Once you file your application to renew the green card, USCIS automatically extends your permanent resident status for 24 months beyond your card’s expiration date. You can use this USCIS receipt notice for I-90 as proof that you are authorized to work in the United States, travel and more.
The expiration of your green card does not mean that you are losing your permanent resident status. You are still allowed to work, reside in the United States and enjoy all benefits that come with being a green card holder. However, you should renew your expired or expiring green card as soon as possible because the green card is an important document that is used to prove your identity and work authorization.
You cannot renew a conditional green card that is expiring on form I-90. To renew a condition green card, you need to remove the conditions on your green card within 90 days prior to the expiration date of your conditional green card by filing form I-751 or I-829 (only for EB-5 Investors).
To learn more about renewing or replacing a green card, including a conditional green card visit How to Renew or Replace Your Green Card?.
Malescu Law can assist
Malescu Law P.A. – Business & Immigration Lawyers