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would be a problem for me to show to my citizenchip interivew with my green card expired
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In a word, yes, this may be an issue.

While your status is not expired, your greencard document is. You can renew the greencard document. You are still a Lawful Permanent Resident even if your greencard document is expired. The problem is that to file for citizenship, you need an un-expired, current greencard document. So one renews the greencard, and then files for citizenship.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
but i have my apointment on march 16 and my greed card just expired this moths there any way easy for me to not have problem or get a esy solution
Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

The best option here is to reschedule the appointment if possible. You will have to call and try, or visit and talk with an agent via Infopass. Renewal of greencard takes about 6 months. If the appointment can be rescheduled that far ahead, it may work.

If not, then someone in your situation would have to cancel the N-400, then get the greencard renewed, and then re-file the N-400 anew.

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Immigration Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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