15 January 2012

How to E-file my green card renewal?

Why renew the green card?
The USCIS has asked all green card holders to have their cards with them all the time, regardless of their travel or what they do. Recent laws have allowed police to pull up someone who they feel to be suspicious and check their legal status. In these circumstances, have a green card (totally valid) will be very useful. Although the green cards are issued for the purpose of granting permanent resident status until the entire life of the individual, they come with a validity period of 10 years only. Green card holders must go to a green card renewal when the card is about to expire or has already expired.
Before electronic filing
This is one of recent installations made by the USCIS to facilitate the submission of applications easy green card renewal. Before you begin this process, the applicant must ensure that he / she is eligible to file the I-90 (Application for Renewal of Green Card). Following circumstances will not allow a person to go to e-filing

Removal of conditions on the card can not be done

Apply for a fee waiver

Residing outside the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands

The card was never received or received with an incorrect data due to USCIS administrative error

Renewal within 30 days of becoming a 14 year old when the existing card has expired or has not expired.

Having a PC with a browser and a secure connection to the Internet is faster the next item on the list. Once the applicant logs on page E-Filing USCIS website, he / she must follow the instructions that are specific to each form that are listed on the page. To log in and e-file a Form, the applicant must first create a valid user account, which is very easy and can be done in minutes.
USCIS has taken the trouble to list the most common mistakes that applicants do when filing their claims, which leads to a rejection or denial. It is very important that candidates go through this before e-filing.
Electronic filing process
Once the applicant has completed the application and submitted it, he / she must ensure that it was done successfully. The following indicates that the application process has been retained

Receive an approval number on the confirmation page web

Receipt of a Form I-797 (Notice of Action) with the confirmation number received by mail, too, within 10 days of electronic filing

Before closing the page e-filing, applicants should note the approval number on the confirmation page. Only then "Finish" to be given, which will generate a PDF copy of the application to renew the green card. Applicants are also invited to record a copy of their fresh application form and the advice received confirmation on the computer or USB. It is essential that applicants' fingerprints and photographs meet the stipulations USCIS only when they will be processed further.