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Expired Green Card / Renewing Green Card: FAQ

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.

  1. February 5, 2012 at 3:31 am

    If you are outside the US and your card will expire within six months and you will return to US before the card expires, you can file the I-90 application for your renewal as soon as you return to the US.

    If you are outside of the US when the card expires and you have not applied for the renewal card before leaving the US, you should contact the nearest US Consulate, USCIS office, or US port of entry before filing Form I-90.

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  1. February 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

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