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

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Information by the U.S. Department of Justice/USCIS on how to renew a green card

How Can I Find Out the Status of My Application?

To check the status of your application, please contact the Application Support Center that receipted your application. You should be prepared to provide the USCIS staff with specific information about your application, such as your Alien Registration Number, name, and date of birth. Please click here for complete instructions on checking the status of your application. Please click here for more information on USCIS offices. It is also possible to check the status of your application on-line.

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.

Last Modified 10/30/2003

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