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Replacing or Renewing Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

Basic Requirements:

In order for permanent residents to replace their permanent resident card (green card), one of the following conditions must first be met:

  • A permanent resident card (green card) has expired;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) will be expiring within six months;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) was destroyed, lost, mutilated, or stolen;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) does not display any expiration date;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) is in any way incorrect;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) holder’s name has changed and the card still has his or her old name on it;
  • A permanent resident card (green card) never arrived after it was approved;
  • A permanent resident turns 14 following the attainment of a permanent resident card (green card).

Unlike older permanent resident cards (green card) that do not have expiration dates—which all expired on March 20, 1996—current permanent resident cards (green cards) have expiration dates, typically around 10 years after they were issued. It is critical to note, however, that the expiration date on a permanent resident card (green card) does not affect the continued permanent residence of any individual, though the failure to replace or renew the permanent resident card (green card) will leave that individual without legal proof of permanent residence. As a result, anyone who fails to renew or replace his or her permanent resident card (green card) may notice his or her ability to work and travel has been affected.

Warning to Conditional Permanent Residents:

Please be aware that there is a distinct difference between an expiring conditional resident status (which often only lasts for two years) and an expiring permanent resident card (green card). Critically, individuals with conditional permanent resident status must have the condition removed if they wish to legally remain in the United States. The attorneys at Law Office of William Jang, PLLC have extensive experience in this area and a long track record of success.

Fees:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration lawyers charge the following in attorney’s fees for a typical case filed in the United States with the US CIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) (please read the disclaimer on this page), along with the filing fee as charged with US CIS:

  • $400 in attorney’s fees
  • $540 for the main petition with the US CIS filing fee

Experience:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys are extensively experienced with helping replace and renew permanent resident cards (green cards) for current permanent residents. Please see a sample of approved cases.

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Alan K
Alan K Sep 27, 2021
5.0

Like so many, many others on this forum have noted, the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, is in a class by itself. Since the prospect of immigration case failure is UNACCEPTABLE to any family, it is IMPERATIVE that you secure the services of the most competent Immigration Counsel available. Mr.... Read More

Rodrigo Augusto dos Santos
Rodrigo Augusto dos Santos Sep 21, 2021
5.0

My experience with this law office has been nothing less than great. First, his assistant, Mrs. Natália is simply amazing! Polite, caring, on top of everything. Second, Mr. Jang is very grounded, he will tell you the truth about how he feels about your case. He will clearly state the strengths and... Read More

John Z
John Z Sep 19, 2021
5.0

I feel so fortunate to have found Mr Jang, and he helped me reunite my family. Mr Jang is incredibly experienced and he is always very thorough in explaining all the details of the process. On top of that he also makes me feel that he genuinely cares about my family and he loves to help people with... Read More

Tuhin Dey
Tuhin Dey Jun 28, 2021
5.0

Satisfied! I hired William's firm for adjusting my case from J1 student to permanent resident and I must say I made a right choice. My case had few complications for example- J1 waiver. So before hiring William, I visited his office for paid consultancy, asked tons of questions regarding J1 waiver.... Read More

Xinyu Heng
Xinyu Heng Jun 25, 2021
5.0

Both Mr. Jang, and Mrs. Natalia Almanza are very professional and have great attention to details. They explained the whole process to us in advance and answered our questions clearly and patiently. They keep us informed with every development. Our cases were handled smoothly. The second time... Read More

Abhishek Bhargava
Abhishek Bhargava Jun 24, 2021
5.0

A FANTASTIC Lawyer !! Our experience while filing the response to the RFE was great. Mr. Jang was extremely responsive, got our entire paper work put together in less than a week. He coordinated with everybody involved to get the information that he needed to put together the paper work. His... Read More

B D
B D Jun 19, 2021
5.0

I have been consulting Mr. Jiang regarding immigration issues several times over emails/phone and once in person. He always reply quickly and has been very helpful. I'd recommend him for his excellent work and customer service.

Citlalli Salazar
Citlalli Salazar Jun 06, 2021
5.0

Una atención rapida, aclararon mis dudas, de una forma clara y amable

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