Green cards come with expiry dates. Permanent residents must make it certain to renew their green cards when it expires. The USCIS gets millions of green card renewal applications every year. Many green cards renewal applications get denied. Here are the common reasons for the denial:
1. Submission of the wrong form
If you are a conditional permanent resident who has got a green card via marriage, you do not need to file Form I-190. Instead, you must file Form I-751. If you end up using the wrong application form, it will result in denial of your application.
2. Being disqualified for green card renewal
Read carefully the instructions from the USCIS regarding who is qualified to apply for renewal of the green card. The application form has a checklist of reasons for green card renewal, and you are required to select your reason. Specific reasons do not qualify you for green card renewal. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and pick the right reason. There are also conditions you must meet to be eligible for the green card renewal.
3. Applying in a wrong time frame
Green cards applications are supposed to be filed within a specific time frame. For instance, the candidates for Form I-90 are required to apply for green card renewal up to six months before the expiry of their green cards. On the other hand, if you are a conditional permanent resident, you must apply for green card renewal up to 90 days before the expiry of your green card. If you fail to apply in the correct time frame, it can lead to denial of your application, and even loss of your permanent resident status.
4. Incorrect or incomplete information
Many applicants either fill incorrect or incomplete information in their applications. This can make you inadmissible or lead to denial of your application, depending on the severity of the error or erroneous information.
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