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Hello everyone!

        I'm happy to have found this forum to maybe find somebody going through the same situation. So, yes I am in need of advice.

         I have been a lawful permanent resident since Dec. 23, 2008. I applied and submitted my N400 application August 2, 2018. My biometrics was scheduled August 24. I saw on the estimated date of my interview around July 2019. That being said, I was worried because my Lawful Permanent Resident card expires on Feb. 2, 2019. I did think of renewing my green card if it takes that long.

           I found out last week that I was scheduled for my citizenship interview on March 5, 2019 which made me so happy and relieved. So, do ya'll think it's safe to not renew my green card anymore? Will that be a problem though if I go to my citizenship interview with an expired green card? 

            And also, it stated in my letter to bring a secondary identification such as passport or driver's license or state ID card. My passport recently expired last Jan. 15, 2019 and my state issue ID card expired June 2018. I went to DMV and was requesting for an ID renewal but the lady said it'll be good until feb. 2, 2019 since that's the day my green card expires. By then, my ID will still expire before I go to my citizenship interview. So, that is my dilemma. 

            I'm happy and anxious at the same time with what's happening. So, if anyone can give me some advise that'd be really great! Thank you all for taking time to read my post. 😊

 

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2 hours ago, Azaleigh87 said:

That being said, I was worried because my Lawful Permanent Resident card expires on Feb. 2, 2019. I did think of renewing my green card if it takes that long.

           I found out last week that I was scheduled for my citizenship interview on March 5, 2019 which made me so happy and relieved. So, do ya'll think it's safe to not renew my green card anymore? Will that be a problem though if I go to my citizenship interview with an expired green card? 

The card itself expires---not your LPR status.  Plus your interview is a month afterwards and there's no way you'd have a new physical card in your hands before then, anyhow.

 

Many people have their GCs expire by the time the N400 interview rolls around, (including me, mine expired a month after I applied for naturalization) it will not be an issue at your interview.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Azaleigh87 said:

And also, it stated in my letter to bring a secondary identification such as passport or driver's license or state ID card. My passport recently expired last Jan. 15, 2019 and my state issue ID card expired June 2018. I went to DMV and was requesting for an ID renewal but the lady said it'll be good until feb. 2, 2019 since that's the day my green card expires. By then, my ID will still expire before I go to my citizenship interview. So, that is my dilemma. 

That's not an issue either for your interview.  Take your expired passport with you (you have to show it to them during the interview, if requested, anyhow).  There is no requirement from USCIS for foreign passports to NOT be expired.  Good luck at your interview!


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Going through said:

That's not an issue either for your interview.  Take your expired passport with you (you have to show it to them during the interview, if requested, anyhow).  There is no requirement from USCIS for foreign passports to NOT be expired.  Good luck at your interview!

Thank you so much for the reply! I appreciate it! 😊

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