Des Moines, IA asked in Immigration Law for Iowa

Q: I just started the process of going to become a US citizen. They said it would take 10 months to a year.

My green card (permenant resident) will expire before the process of becoming a US citizen is completed. Do I have to still renew my green card while this process of becoming a US citizen is in progress? It expires next month.

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Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The general rule is that if you file for NATZ 6 months before the expiration date of your green card you do not need to renew. If you filed with less time on your card then you need to renew it.

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