San Antonio, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Can I renew Green Card if I left to Mexico for a year but came back a few years ago?

I left for a year and came back and have been living here since. I paid my taxes even on the year I was gone, kept an address, open bank account. I have been back two years and it’s time to renew. Can I just renew normally or I lost my access to renewal?

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: If you were inspected and admitted as a lawful permanent resident, then you can file for a renewal of your card.

However, you may have trouble with seeking citizenship by naturalization, so you ought to discuss that matter with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before deciding whether to apply for naturalization.

Yohan Zingile
Yohan Zingile
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bradenton, FL

A: If you re-enter the U.S. and are currently in the U.S. it is possible for you to renew your green card. Other issues maybe address and that you can share when discussing with an immigration attorney.

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