Mount Holly, NC asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina

Q: If my current greencard expired while waiting to receive the renewed card, how could I keep my job?

To be precise, I haven't been able to file for greencard renewal at this point. I will most likely not going to get a renewed card before the expiration. I currently work full-time. What needs to be done to keep my job after I submit I-90 for greencard renewal? Thank you,

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Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Leandro, CA

A: This quote is directly from the USCIS website.

"If you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a replacement Green Card, we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form."

<https://www.uscis.gov/i-90>

How to Get an I-551 Stamp?

An I-551 stamp can be obtained at a local USCIS office by scheduling an InfoPass appointment. The appointment can be booked online through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website (https://my.uscis.gov/en/appointment/v2). You need to fill out an application form and make an appointment on a specific date of your choosing.

Alternatively, you may also file your application in person by visiting a regional USCIS office or by sending your application through the mail. However, the online application is the most common and convenient way of scheduling your InfoPass appointment.

Documents Required for an I-551

To obtain an I-551 stamp on your passport, you would need to submit the following set of documents and proof:

A valid passport

Your InfoPass appointment notice (can be printed from the USCIS website)

Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) receipt notice

Proof of residence within the jurisdiction of the USCIS office

Copy of expired or lost Green Card (if available)

A copy of a date-stamped ASC appointment notice showing you appeared for your biometrics appointment, if applicable.

Besides these mandatory documents, you may be asked to produce additional documents demonstrating the need for the stamp under certain emergency circumstances like an impending death in the family or an imminent trip abroad. There is a section on the USCIS website where you can ask specific questions and get an immediate response from the proper authorities.

Cost of an I-551 Stamp

There is no direct fee associated with the I-551 stamp. However, to apply for the I-551 stamp, you need to have already prepared a Form I-90—which costs $445 per person. Additionally, there is an $85 fee involved for the biometric procedure.

How Long Is an I-551 Stamp Valid?

Temporary evidence of permanent resident status is valid for a period of 6 months to 1 year from the date of issuance. If your passport is due to expire before that time, then the I-551 stamp validity will mostly be set until the expiration date of the passport.

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Leandro, CA

A: Direct quote from the USCIS website regarding I-90.

"If you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a replacement Green Card, we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form"

How to Get an I-551 Stamp?

An I-551 stamp can be obtained at a local USCIS office by scheduling an InfoPass appointment. The appointment can be booked online through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website (https://my.uscis.gov/en/appointment/v2). You need to fill out an application form and make an appointment on a specific date of your choosing.

Alternatively, you may also file your application in person by visiting a regional USCIS office or by sending your application through the mail. However, the online application is the most common and convenient way of scheduling your InfoPass appointment.

Documents Required for an I-551

To obtain an I-551 stamp on your passport, you would need to submit the following set of documents and proof:

A valid passport

Your InfoPass appointment notice (can be printed from the USCIS website)

Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) receipt notice

Proof of residence within the jurisdiction of the USCIS office

Copy of expired or lost Green Card (if available)

A copy of a date-stamped ASC appointment notice showing you appeared for your biometrics appointment, if applicable.

Besides these mandatory documents, you may be asked to produce additional documents demonstrating the need for the stamp under certain emergency circumstances like an impending death in the family or an imminent trip abroad. There is a section on the USCIS website where you can ask specific questions and get an immediate response from the proper authorities.

Cost of an I-551 Stamp

There is no direct fee associated with the I-551 stamp. However, to apply for the I-551 stamp, you need to have already prepared a Form I-90—which costs $445 per person. Additionally, there is an $85 fee involved for the biometric procedure.

How Long Is an I-551 Stamp Valid?

Temporary evidence of permanent resident status is valid for a period of 6 months to 1 year from the date of issuance. If your passport is due to expire before that time, then the I-551 stamp validity will mostly be set until the expiration date of the passport.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: First, your status doesn’t expire when your green card does, so you will still be a lawful permanent resident (unless you have a CR-1 card). Second, after you file you I-90, you can get an extended expiration date sticker put onto your card at the time you have the biometrics appt done.

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