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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer
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I have a green card and wondering if I need to renew it. I

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I have a green card and wondering if I need to renew it. I also have a permanent resident card. Do I need a green card as well
Submitted: 2 years ago via ForeignBorn.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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The U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency card and the green card are the same thing. Is it a 2 year card or a 10 year card? When does it expire? How did you obtain it?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please cancel my request about the Green Card. Please refund my $38.00 to my account. Will be looking forward to seeing
my credit. you question was answered. Thank you
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure I understand. I cleared something up for you, yet you want a refund?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do not see where you answered my question. What was your response. Thank you
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
I'd love to respond, but I don't see a question that you asked. It may be a technical issue. Can you repeat your question, please?
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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A U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency card and a green card are the same thing. If your card does not have an expiration date on it, then you do not need to renew it. If it does have an expiration date on it, then you should renew it, or if you have 5 or more years of Residency, then you should apply for U.S. Citizenship. Here is a link to the form that is used to renew a 10 year green card (it is different if it is a 2 year green card):
If you just want to apply for U.S. Citizenship without renewing the 10 year green card, then here is a link:
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