Should I renew my greencard if I am in the process of applying for citizenship?

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Should I renew my greencard if I am in the process of applying for citizenship?

I applied for citizenship N-400 last August 2017 and went for my biometrics Boston MA meeting in September. I have not heard anything since. My Green card expires in June and I am wondering if I should also renew that.

Asked on April 9, 2018 under Immigration Law, Massachusetts

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

you do not need to renew your green card if you have already submitted the naturalization application.  you just need to realize that until you are approved for citizenship and get your passport, you will not be able to travel internationally if you have an expired green card so if you do need to travel internationally, it would be prudent to extend your green card.


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