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A friend of mine lost his green card about 3 years ago and didn't replace it since then, he just has a police record of his wallet been stolen. However, he nows want to apply for US citizenship because he has been a resident for over ten years. does he need to re-apply for the green card before he can apply for citizenship?


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Oct-04-2008 filed I-751

Oct-20-2008 NOA from VSC of I-751

Nov-11-2008 Received date for biometric for

Mar-10-2009 Transfered to CSC

May-27-2009 Green Card approved

File Citizenship {N-400}

Nov-14-2009 Mailed N-400 application

Nov-24-2009 Check cashed

Nov-27-2009 Rec'd NOA in mail, dated 11/23/2009

Jan-04-2010 Rec'd Interview date in mail

Feb-02-2010 Interview date

Apr-21-2010 Oath Ceremony

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A friend of mine lost his green card about 3 years ago and didn't replace it since then, he just has a police record of his wallet been stolen. However, he nows want to apply for US citizenship because he has been a resident for over ten years. does he need to re-apply for the green card before he can apply for citizenship?

He should've gotten a new one three years ago. The rule is if you're naturalizing within next 6-12 months you don't have to get a new one.


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A friend of mine lost his green card about 3 years ago and didn't replace it since then, he just has a police record of his wallet been stolen. However, he nows want to apply for US citizenship because he has been a resident for over ten years. does he need to re-apply for the green card before he can apply for citizenship?

Wow, how did he get by for 3 years without a GC? The way some talk here, an immigrant needs to carry the real GC on his person at all times, including to the bathroom.

Now your story has convinced me: Just make a good copy or two of the GC, and stash the GC in the safebox next to the passport and keep it safe in the safe!

It costs $325+ USD to replace, no? How many of us routinely carry that much cash in yer wallet on a routine basis? :whistle:

Hope your friend gets by without having to buy a new one!

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A friend of mine lost his green card about 3 years ago and didn't replace it since then, he just has a police record of his wallet been stolen. However, he nows want to apply for US citizenship because he has been a resident for over ten years. does he need to re-apply for the green card before he can apply for citizenship?

In my opinion, notifying the police is one thing, but notifying USCIS is another. Someone could've found his GC, and has been using it since then without USCIS knowing that it is the "wrong" person. The police have nothing to do with a lost GC....


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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I've preaching this for years: the green card belongs into a save place, next to the passport and the emergency cash. I live in Southern California since 1992 and have not once been asked about it. I have a friend whose card expired over 5 years ago, and she won't want to spend the $310 to get a new one.

However in case of naturalization the least thing needed is an I-90, and I believe that's when they take your money in any case. Then again, he would have spent the cash 3 years ago already, had he applied for a replacement card in "a timely manner" so there's really no penalty involved.

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There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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What - committing an offense (not carrying GC ) for all this time with total contempt for U.S. law ?

As a persistent and deliberate law breaker, this isn't a person of good character and so cannot be granted citizenship !

Thumbs down.


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