When is the right time to renew a green card?
Green cards, or also known as the permanent resident cards are valid for 10 years. This means, the perfect time for you to apply for a green card renewal is around 6 months from the date on which the card expires. If you decide to apply sooner, your application will usually be rejected. Keep in mind that, however, an immigrant’s permanent resident status doesn’t lose if he/she does not renew his/her green card. This is done only because the US law requires immigrants to hold valid resident cards at all times.
How much does the green card renewal costs?
The official fee for green card renewal is $540. This fee includes the $85 biometrics fee and the other $455 goes for the application filing fee. Different fee waivers are available to everyone who cannot afford the fee for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.
Can the conditional permanent residents renew their green cards using Form I-90?
Unfortunately, green cards that hold different conditions cannot be renewed. All conditional card holders, if they lose their green card, can get it replaced by filing Form I-90. In cases when their cards are set to expire, then, they must get the conditions on their cards removed by filing Form I-751. This form is the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence and not files Form I-90.
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