How to renew your Green Card?

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The expiration or expiration of a Green Card does not mean that you are no longer a permanent legal resident of the United States. Unless you commit a crime that causes you to enter the list of deportable persons or stay abroad for longer, you will remain a permanent resident for life.

To show the relevant authorities that you can live and work legally in the United States, in order to travel and return without problems, you just have to keep in mind the renewal times. When you have a 10-year Green Card it is very important to renew it immediately and if it expired or will expire in the next 6 months, it is important to consider these steps:

  • Complete a renewal application online or by mail.
  • Gather your supporting documents.
  • Pay government fees, if necessary.
  • Send your request and wait for your new green card. It is very important to consider the times since USCIS can deny your request and withhold your payment if you submit your request too soon.

How do I check the status of my application?

The status of your renewal application can be reviewed online only with your receipt number. In the event that your application for the renewal of the Green Card is denied and meets all the requirements, you will need the help of an immigration lawyer to review your application and file a motion. In these cases, the collaboration of a lawyer is important because you will not be allowed to appeal a negative decision of this Agency.

Not as long as the law is met, there are situations in which the US government. UU. You could deny a Green Card renewal application.

The Green Card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States.


The clearest example is having committed a crime or not paying the corresponding taxes. Although it also happens that your request is denied for lying or submitting an incorrect form. However, you will always receive a letter explaining the reason you were denied.

Once you need the services of an immigration lawyer in Atlanta to file a motion, you can ask the USCIS office to consider reviewing your case again to examine your decision. To reopen your case you must present the evidence and documents by which you are eligible to renew your Green card.

“When you appeal a decision to the AAO, the USCIS office that made the original decision will first review the appeal to determine whether you should take favorable measures and grant the requested immigration benefit. During this «initial field review,» the review office will treat the timely appeal as a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider and approve the request or request; or forward the appeal and the record of procedures related to the AAO to issue a new decision. ”

USCIS – Appeals and Motions

The review of the green card motion may take approximately 45 days. But, in case USCIS grants your request to the AAO (Office of Administrative Appeals) for further review, it may be ready within the first 6 months of your appeal.

The Zambrano & Ruiz attorneys are aware of immigration laws and can know if the application you submitted was denied based on an incorrect application of the immigration law or policy.

Why Zambrano & Ruiz are the best option to help you with your Green Card application?

Performing all paperwork and Green Card application procedures causes too much stress due to ignorance of application, approval or delivery times. Performing all your paperwork through an expert immigration lawyer helps you understand the documents you need, reviewed and ready to submit them safely.

We give you the necessary peace of mind, confidentiality in the private questions about the Green Card that you need to know and we indicate the instructions as clear as possible so that you can sign your application and send it to the corresponding office.

With the lawyers Zambrano & Ruiz we prepare you for success and we accompany you throughout your process.

Get ready, you already have the necessary information for your Green Card!


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