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Green Card Renewal

If you are a permanent resident whose ten-year green card has expired or will expire within six months, you should renew your green card in order to travel internationally or to prove your eligibility for employment in the U.S.

Green Card Renewal

If you are a permanent resident and your ten-year green card has expired or will expire within six months, you should renew your green card in order to travel internationally or to prove your eligibility for employment in the U.S. Additionally, children who are permanent residents must apply for a replacement of a green card within thirty days of their 14th birthday.

If you are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, you can submit the citizenship application instead of renewing the green card.

The time period you have to wait before applying for U.S. citizenship is between three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen and five years for everyone else. However, if you need to change jobs or travel, you must renew your green card since it will probably take you over a year to get your citizenship.