Q: Can I travel in & out of the US if I lost my green card, or do I need to replace it first?
Follow up question: Can I apply for a 10-year green card, without replacing my 2-year green card?
If you have a two year green card you should apply to remove the conditions on your residence (Form I-751 if you received your green card through your US Spouse) 90 days before the expiration date on the card. Once that application is approved you will receive a 10 year green card.
You should always have a valid card when you try to re-enter the country. You should contact an attorney for help.
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