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Expired Green Card / Renewing Green Card: FAQ

January 18, 2012 3 comments

Am I out of status if my green card expires?

If your green card is expired, it does not mean you are out of status. Green card is proof of your immigration status of alien resident, an expired green card does not immediately affect your immigration status.

What is the consequences of holding an expired green card?

Section 264 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states, “Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him… Any alien who fails to comply with [these provisions] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor”

What is the fee to renew green card?

The filing fees as of Jan. 19, 2012 is a total $450. (This includes the $365 filing fee plus the $85 biometric fee for a total of $450.)

How to apply to renew green card?

The form that needs to be filed is form I-90. If you are filing to renew an expired green card (NOT remove conditions) you may e-file.

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Why Hire An Immigration Attorney?

January 18, 2012 Leave a comment

An “attorney” is any person who is eligible to practice law in and is a member standing of the bar of the highest court of any State, possession, territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, and is not suspended, enjoined, restrained, or otherwise  restricted to practice law. Other than being licensed to practice law, below are some reasons why one should hire an immigration attorney over an consultant, agent, or notario.

1. Attorneys are licensed to practice law, legal malpractice by an attorney may lead to him/her losing their license temporarily or permanently.

2. Attorneys have the fiduciary duty to protect and look after the best interest of his or her client.

3. Attorneys are required to keep themselves up-to-date with changes in the law.

4. WRONG HELP CAN HURT

5. Attorney can represent you in court.

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