My green card expired after I applied to naturalize. Must I file to replace it if I have already applied to become a U.S. citizen?

Generally, no. A Permanent Resident Card which is issued with a 10 year life may expire, but the lawful permanent resident status which it is evidences does not expire. An applicant for naturalization must establish that he or she is a lawful permanent resident, and, generally a Permanent Resident Card is evidence of such status.

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The information appearing in these FAQ responses is not legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only. You should seek professional advice from an experienced immigration attorney regarding your specific inquiry and case before changing position.

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