What is the ‘Lawful Permanent Resident Card’ or commonly known as Green Card?
Green Cards afford permanent resident status in the United States. One can acquire this via the following:
- Refugee Status
- Asylee Status
- The Diversity Immigrant Program
- K Non-Immigrant Status
- The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act
- The Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- Assist with filing for a replacement green card if you have lost or had your green card stolen.
- Assist with filing for a replacement green card if your green card has expired.
- Assist with filing for a green card if you have refugee status and need to apply for adjustment of status.
- Assist with filing for a green card if you have asylee status and are looking to adjust your status.
- Assist with filing for advance parole if you are a DACA recipient who is married to a US citizen.
- Assist with filing for advance parole if you have TPS status and want to explore if you may be eligible to file for a green Card.
- Assist with applying for commuter status. Kasturi Law, LLC can assist with this.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lawful Permanent Resident Card Questions
It allows one to lawfully reside and work in the United States. One can secure a social security card and a valid state ID.
Yes, one can travel outside the county with the Green Card but there are rules regarding how much time a Green Card holder can spend outside the United States and still maintain their green card. Before one plans to be outside the country for longer than 6 months (or extended periods), one should consult an attorney.
Green Cards are typically valid for 10 years and conditional green cards are valid for 2 years.
If there were no conditions on the Green Card and it expired after 10 years, one can still renew the card. Green Cards (without conditions) can expire, but permanent residency does not expire. However, typically you want to start the process of renewing your Green Card six months before it expires. If one has a conditional Green Card, then one has to file to have the conditions lifted prior to the expiration of the 2 years.
Green Cards issued before the holders’ 14th birthday need to be renewed by the 14th birthday (unless the card expires before the 16th birthday).
One can replace the lost card by filing a I90 form.
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