For legal permanent residents of the U.S., the green card renewal process is not something that can be avoided. Green card holders need to get their green cards renewed every ten years. They can start the renewal process when their cards near their expiration dates. Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card needs to be filed for green card renewal.
Determine the card’s expiration date
Legal residents can file the I-90 application online or they can file the paper form. Filing the application online is not only easier, but applicants can also avoid errors. Applications for green card renewal are accepted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) only if the forms are free from errors and incorrect information.
Form I-90 without errors
Legal residents can file the I-90 application online and if they choose to, they can also file the paper form. But filing the application online is easier and they can also avoid errors by filing the form online. To make sure their applications for green card renewal are accepted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), they will need to make sure that their forms are free from errors and incorrect information.
Check status of the application online
After filing the application, the applicants can track the progress of their cases by using the online USCIS Case Status tool. However, case information will not be made available immediately. They will need to wait for at least 72 hours to check whether their applications are accepted or denied by using the online tool.
What if the application is denied?
If the application is accepted, the applicant will be issued a new green card valid for ten years. If the application is denied for some reason, the applicant will receive a letter from the USCIS stating the reasons for denial. In this case, the applicant may be allowed to file a motion to reconsider the case. Those who request that their case be reopened, will need to provide additional information for the USCIS to reconsider their cases.