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    My green card is expiring in January but I am on a sabatical year in Spain until June. What would be the easiest process for me to do? Do I have to return to the US? Can I renew it from here, at the Embassy in Madrid? Thanks.

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    Yes contact the Embassy and they will usually help you to arrange a solution; if problems emerge bring counsel in to help address your unusual circumstances.

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      re: Green Card expired: Can I renew it at the Embassy?

      I live in Kearny New Jersey and my green card is going to expired October 29, 2007...
      can you please tell me where i need to go to renovate..

      my email is [email protected]

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        re: Green Card expired: Can I renew it at the Embassy?

        How Do I Renew My Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)?
        http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0045f3d6a1RCRD

        New Jersey - Cherry Hill Sub Office
        ... Green Card (Form I-551) Renewal ...registration card ("green card"), should visit...registration card
        http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0048f3d6a1RCRD


        New Jersey - Cherry Hill Sub Office

        About Us
        Green Card (Form I-551) Renewal
        LIFE Act


        Who Are We?
        US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
        Overview

        Service Area:
        Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties.


        Please note that this office is not an Application Support Center (ASC). Individuals normally serviced by the Cherry Hill Sub Office who wish to submit Form I-90 to renew an expiring 10-year alien registration card ("green card"), should visit the ASC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or an ASC in New Jersey.


        Where Are We?
        Cherry Hill Sub Office Location:
        Street Address:
        Cherry Hill Sub Office
        1886 Greentree Road
        Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

        Mailing Address:
        Cherry Hill Sub Office
        1886 Greentree Road
        Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

        How to Find Us:
        We are located at 1886 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.

        Directions:
        By Bus:
        For transit information call 1 (800) 772-2222.
        By Car:
        From NJ Turnpike North: Take Exit 4 (73 South). Take Route 73 to Greentree Road and make a right. Follow Greentree Road for approximately three miles. The office will be on the right.

        From NJ Turnpike South and Route 295 North: Take Exit 7 to Route 295 South. Take Exit 34A (Route 70 East/Marlton). Stay in the right lane and take the first exit to Springdale/ Greentree Road. Make first left and follow to traffic light. Cross over Route 70 at traffic light, onto Greentree Road. The office is located at the third street on the left.


        Parking:
        There is a small lot at the building and limited street parking.

        Accessibility for Individuals with Special Needs:
        Building is handicapped-accessible.


        The Cherry Hill Sub Office is open to the public by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The office is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and on Federal holidays.


        Please note that this office is not an Application Support Center (ASC). Individuals normally serviced by the Cherry Hill Sub Office who wish to submit Form I-90 to renew an expiring 10-year alien registration card ("green card"), should visit the ASC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or an ASC in New Jersey.

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        How Do I Renew My Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)?


        What is a Permanent Resident Card?

        A Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a Green Card, is evidence of your status as a lawful permanent resident with a right to live and work permanently in the United States. It also is evidence of your registration in accordance with United States immigration laws. The Permanent Resident Card is also called Form I-551.

        What Does the Law Say?

        Section 264 of the Immigration and Nationality Act provides that, "Every alien in the United States shall be issued a certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card in such form and manner and at such time as shall be prescribed under regulations." It also states, "Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him. Any alien who fails to comply with [these] provisions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." The specific requirements and procedures for applying to renew an expiring permanent resident card are set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] at 8 CFR § 264.5.

        Who Should Renew a Permanent Resident Card?

        You should renew your permanent resident card if you are a permanent resident who was issued a Form I-551 valid for ten years, and that card is either expired or will expire within the next six months.

        Please note: If you are a Conditional Resident and your status is expiring, these instructions do not pertain to you. You are to use Form I-751 (Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence) to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.

        How Do I Apply to Renew My Permanent Resident Card?

        If you are a lawful permanent resident whose ten-year I-551 has expired or will expire within the next six months, you may renew your card by filing an Form I-90.

        A Form I-90 can be downloaded from this site, or ordered by calling the Forms request line at 1 (800) 870-3676, or by submitting a request on-line. After receiving Form I-90, read it carefully. Detailed information is provided in the instructions for the Form I-90.

        Applicants may also file Form I-90 on-line using an Internet connection. Please see Introduction to E-Filing for more information.

        What If I am Outside of the United States?

        If you are outside the United States, and your permanent resident card will expire within six months, (but you will return within one year of your departure from the United States and before the card expires), you should file for your renewal card as soon as you return to the United States.

        If you are outside of the United States at the time of the card’s expiration, and you have not applied for the renewal card prior to your departure, you should contact the nearest American Consulate, USCIS office, or Port of Entry, before attempting to file Form I-90 for a renewal I-551 card.

        For more information on USCIS office locations, see the Field Offices page. For information on filing fees, see filing fees, fee waiver request procedures, and the fee waiver policy memo.

        How Can I Find Out the Status of My Application?

        If you have immigration-related questions, you may call the USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283. You should be prepared to provide the USCIS staff with specific information about your application, such as your receipt number, Alien Registration Number, name, and date of birth. Please click here for complete instructions on checking the status of your application. Or, you may check the status of your application online at Case Status Online. Please remember that an E-Filed receipt number may not be available through Case Status Online for 72 hours.

        If My Application is Denied How Can I Appeal?

        If your application for a renewal of your permanent resident card is denied, you will receive a letter that will tell you why the application was denied. You will not be allowed to appeal a negative decision. However, you may submit a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider with the same office that made the unfavorable decision. By filing such a motion, you may ask the USCIS office to reexamine or reconsider its decision. A motion to reopen must state the new facts that are to be provided in the reopened proceeding and must be accompanied by the appropriate documentary evidence. A motion to reconsider must establish that the decision to deny your application was based on an incorrect application of law or Immigration policy, and further establish that the decision was incorrect, based on the evidence in the file at the time the decision was made. For more information, please see How Do I Appeal the Denial of Petition or Application?

        Can Anyone Help Me?

        If advice is needed, you may contact the District Office near your home for a list of organizations who can assist you with the preparation and filing of your application. Please click here for more information on USCIS field offices; then, see the bottom of the About Us section for the field office serving your area for a listing of assistance organizations.

        Contact USCIS

        Before contacting the USCIS, we may be able to help you if you have a question about immigration procedures, or need clarification, by calling our National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833). This toll-free call center has additional information and, during their specified office hours, can connect you to live assistance in English and Spanish. The NCSC will be able to answer most questions - although they cannot provide information about the status of your case over the telephone.

        Please note:
        Border patrol and airport inspections are now done by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

        Immigration investigations, detentions, removals and SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) are now done by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

        USCIS does not handle Passports or most visas. These matters are handled by the U.S. Department of State Passport Services, and Visa Services.

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        • #5
          re: Green Card expired: Can I renew it at the Embassy?

          When I was just a couple of months old I had a green card. Two years later my parents returned the green card since we weren't going to live in the US anymore... I wanted to apply for citizenship or a green card. I wanted to know if this would be like a renewal of the green card or I would have to request a new one. Also, could this jeopardize my application? I currently don't live in the US and would have to start the process here... Approximately how much time would this take for the citizenship or the permanent residency? Thank you very much...

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          • #6
            re: Green Card expired: Can I renew it at the Embassy?

            Originally posted by Greenie View Post
            When I was just a couple of months old I had a green card. Two years later my parents returned the green card since we weren't going to live in the US anymore... I wanted to apply for citizenship or a green card. I wanted to know if this would be like a renewal of the green card or I would have to request a new one. Also, could this jeopardize my application? I currently don't live in the US and would have to start the process here... Approximately how much time would this take for the citizenship or the permanent residency? Thank you very much...

            How Can I Find Out the Status of My Application?

            If you have immigration-related questions, you may call the USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283. You should be prepared to provide the USCIS staff with specific information about your application, such as your receipt number, Alien Registration Number, name, and date of birth. Or, you may check the status of your application online at Case Status Online. Please remember that an E-Filed receipt number may not be available through Case Status Online for 72 hours.

            How do I know if I need to renew my Green Card?

            Cards issued since 1989 have an expiration date on the front of the card that indicates a 10-year validity. If you were issued your Green Card about 10 years ago and the card has an expiration date on it, you should check the expiration date to see when your card needs to be renewed.

            Do I need to renew my Green Card if it was issued between 1979 and 1988 but does not have an expiration date?

            No. Green Cards issued between 1979 and 1988 do not have expiration dates and do not need to be renewed at this time. USCIS will develop a plan for replacing these cards at a future time.

            See also...

            How Do I Renew My Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)?

            Green Card Renewal | Renew Green Card

            FAQs on Expiring Green Cards - Renew Green Card - Expired Green Card, Renewal, New

            Renew Your Expiring Green Card - Expired Green Card, INS Form I-551
            I'm not a lawyer. The information I gave is based on certain research. Please review the information yourself to make an informed decision. Also, the information I posted may no longer be accurate.

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