Niles, IL asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Can I renew my license with an N400 letter for an interview when I do not have my green card? (Illinois)

Background: Due to miscommunication, we lost our green card and have had to appear in court numerous times (we thought the renewal then was denied, turns out we just didn't get it) until in 2019 when a judge ruled that we are permanent residents. Our lawyer then advised us (to which the judge seemed to agree) to direclty apply for N400 and we did. My mom applied first and she already took her oath (Done. yay!).

I'm 21 yrs old and got my licenses through I551 stamps which I had to renew every 6 months. The last one expired last week, but now I realized that my passport is also going to expire on June 15 and my Naturalization Interview would be on the 25th. My license expired last month (Btw, I don't drive). My plan was to use my passport as identification, but obv it would be expired by the interview. So I'm planning to renew my license but they've always been stingy with the requirments.

1 Lawyer Answer
Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is a question for the Secretary of State (DMV) as they set the requirements for documents needed to renew DL. Best wishes!

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