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How to Apply to Renew a 10-Year Green Card

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Form I-90 is filed to renew a green card, also known as the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. This application is used by individuals with 10-year green cards and should not be used by people with 2-year conditional green cards. The process can begin six months before a green card expires. Renewing a green card is a straightforward process, allowing you to continue living and working in the United States without interruption.


As of January 2023, the fee for filing for I-90 is $455. Additionally, USCIS typically requires an additional biometrics appointment, which costs $85. 

 Filing on time

Letting a green card expire does not remove the permanent resident status. However, it can cause other problems if there is no proof of permanent residency. Without this proof, getting a home loan, renewing a driver’s license, traveling outside the United States, or starting a new job may be difficult or impossible.

 After filing the I-90:

  • About 2-6 weeks after you file the I-90, USCIS will mail a Notice of Action, also known as Form I-797. This confirms that a petitioner filed to renew the green card. Processing times for these applications will vary depending on the processing center. Click here to view the USCIS processing times page.
  • Typically your I-797 receipt will have a temporary extension of your green card while USCIS processes your case.
  • After that, USCIS will send a notice of the biometrics appointment.
  • USCIS typically doesn’t interview people as part of the regular green card renewal process. However, in certain circumstances, such as an applicant being arrested or convicted of a crime, they may require an interview.

While waiting for a green card renewal, permanent residents may carry the expired green card and the I-797 letter that proves the applicant filed the renewal.

Renewing your green card is important in maintaining your legal status as a permanent resident in the United States. By submitting Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, along with the required fee and supporting documents, you can renew your green card and continue to live and work in the United States without interruption.

It’s important to keep in mind that the process and requirements for renewing a green card may change over time, so it’s always best to check the official website of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the most up-to-date information and to consult with an immigration lawyer if you have any questions or concerns. And remember, renew your green card before it expires to avoid any potential issues or delays.

Overall, renewing your green card is a simple process that will give you peace of mind knowing that you are legally allowed to live and work in the United States.

Using SimpleCitizen

If you’re looking to renew your green card, the process can seem overwhelming. That’s where SimpleCitizen comes in! SimpleCitizen is a service that makes it easy to renew your green card by guiding you through the process step by step.

To use SimpleCitizen, simply create an account and start renewing your green card. The service will help you fill out Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and provide instructions on what information is needed. You’ll be able to upload any necessary documents and pay the required fee through SimpleCitizen as well.

With SimpleCitizen, you can confidently and efficiently complete the necessary steps to renew your green card and maintain your permanent resident status in the United States. Don’t stress about the renewal process – use SimpleCitizen to make it easy- Get Started.

Updated on January 18, 2023

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