United States Immigration Services
Online Guide to U.S. Visas, ESTA, Green Cards & More
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Green Card Renewal Application GuideDownload
The Green Card Renewal Application Guide was created to assist a permanent resident of the United States (Green Card Holder) in completing and filing his or her Green Card renewal application. It does not require the assistance of an immigration lawyer. This guide includes detailed instructions for filing and all required forms. This step–by–step guide will assist you in submitting your Green Card Renewal Application as efficiently and quickly as possible.
- Start Application Immediately
- Easy to Understand Instructions
- Apply Online or by Mail
- Pricing and Fee Information Included
- Checklist of Required Documents
- Unlimited Online Support
- Overview of the Green Card Renewal Application Process
- Green Card Renewal Application Procedures
- Submitting a Green Card Change of Name
- Learn about Expedited Green Card Renewal
- Find out what you should do if your Green Card was not issued by USCIS
- How to update incorrect or out-of-date information
- How to check the status of a Green Card Renewal application already submitted
- How to get the most recent United States immigration forms
- How to remove “Conditional Residence” status on marriage and investment applications
- Information about eligibility
- List of Documents Required
- Information about Filing Fees
- Information about Application Denial
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
- List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
- Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
Are you a holder of a Green Card that was issued between 1977-1989?
Do you hold a green card issued between 1977-1989?
You should immediately renew your Green Card if your Green Card has expired or is close to expiring.
- Expired Green Card: If you have an expired Green Card, submit your application as soon as possible.
- Green Card within 6 Months of Expiration If you have a Green Card that is due to expire in 6 months, submit it immediately. Your new Green Card may be delayed by the backlog at USCIS offices. It is strongly recommended that you renew your Green Card as soon as possible.
- Older Versions of the Green Card – Over the years, the United States Permanent Resident Card, also known as a “Green Card”, has been called many things and had different names, including Form AR-3 and Form I-151. Renew your Green Card if you have any of these cards.
- Green Card without Expiration Date: Although it’s not required to renew your current Green Card, it is highly recommended due to the proposed USCIS legislation.
Additional green card issues:
- Stolen or Lost Green Card: You should immediately file for a replacement if your Green Card has been lost or stolen.
- Destroyed or Mutilated Green Card: You should immediately request a replacement if your Green Card becomes damaged, mutilated, or otherwise unreadable.
- Name change: If your name has changed recently due to marriage or for any other reason, you should request a new Green Card.
- Outdated or Incorrect Information: You should immediately update your Green Card if it contains inaccurate or out-of-date information.
- Green Card not received: Sometimes, a Green Card is not received, even though it was approved and issued by USCIS. There are steps to take if you do not receive a Green Card after you have submitted an application. You can request a replacement Green Card by reading the Green Card Replacement Application Guide.
- Disable “Conditional Residence”. A “conditional Green Card” is a Green Card issued less than two years ago. Two-year validity is granted to conditional residence Green Cards. Expiring conditional Green Cards can be considered “Out Of Status”. The USCIS may initiate removal proceedings or deportation proceedings against individuals who have expired them. The Green Card Replacement Application Guide provides instructions for filing the necessary paperwork to obtain a permanent Green Card and remove the conditional resident status.
- Address Changes: Permanent Residents (Green Card holders), are required to notify the USCIS about any address changes. Willfully failing to notify the USCIS of an address change within 10 working days is a serious offence. You don’t have to make any changes on your Green Card. However, you only need to change your address. Please download the Address Change Application Guide.