What to do if you Fail to Renew your Green Card on Time?
The green card gets expired after every ten years; therefore, it must be renewed within those ten years.
You should get your green card renewed within the ten years before expiry as soon as it’s possible. Don’t be scared, but take time and think once that you have lost your permanent residence. The green card is your identity card or your status proof, and if you let it get expired, then you destroy your identity status proof.
The points that should be kept in mind, still, according to the U.S. immigration law if you are 18 or above, it is your responsibility to keep a green card with you every time and get it renewed before it gets expired. If you are having an expired green card or old-styled card, then you will not be considered legal if caught.
If you visit outside the U.S. with an expired green card, then while returning to the U.S., you will have to face problems. Even they will not allow you to get out of the airport without a green card. All the transportation, either airline or any other, will follow their national policies; they will check your green card and will not allow you to travel if your green card is outdated.
The conditional residents have to go through different procedures
The conditional residents are the temporary residents; their green card is valid for two years only.
The condition in their case is entirely different; their residents get expired along with the card, if the native is unable to file Form I-751, this form is to remove the condition from the residents, this form should be submitted 90 days before the date it expires. That can also destroy reputation and deportation from the United States.
How can you apply for the renewal of Green Card?
There are few steps for the renewal of a U.S. green card that comprises filling and submitting the form I-90, that is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. After filling the form, you can send it online or with the help of mail.
After the process of form submission, they will call you for “biometrics,” in which they will take your fingerprints. That helps the USCIS to examine your record and verify that you have no criminal record or you haven’t violated any immigration law.
Possibility of risk in applying Late for your Renewed Green Card
If you have been living there from long ago and became a permanent resident, and have been involved in criminal conduct or done anything that violates the law there, then you would be deported.
In most cases, the issues are arisen by felony, but a misdemeanor can be considered as a severe issue than one might think.
When you should get a lawyer
Should you land in any such unfortunate situation, you need to contact a lawyer to help submit application on your behalf to help get your green card restored.