If you have a green card, your green card will have an expiration date printed on the card. Most green cards are issued for ten years. You may apply to renew your green if your card has expired, or if it will expire in six months or less. If your green card was issued for only two years, your are likely a conditional resident and you must file a different petition to remove the conditions on your green card. The process for renewing your green card can also be used in the following situations:
It is extremely important your green card does not expire. If expired, it could cause difficulties traveling if an emergency arises. Depending on the purpose of your application, a fee may or may not be required. If a fee is required and not submitted, your application can be denied. Additionally, if you have been convicted of a crime after receiving your green card, your crime could cause immigration to deny your renewal application or even start the deportation process against you. This is why we recommend that you seek the advise of an experienced immigration attorney. Contact Dorsett & Zapata, PLLC now for your free consultation.