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I need to file for Citizenship, my daughter (24) and my green card expires in March next year.  It's been a while since I've been on here, so forgive me if I'm asking obvious questions.  I'm assuming we will get an extension since the process seems to be almost a year.  Can anyone tell me if my daughter needs to be employed (she does not currently have steady work and lives with me), or if I can cover her - I know she no longer counts as a minor and needs a separate application.


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Extension of what? What is your current status? You get an automatic extension if you have conditional permanent residence and file a timely removal of conditions. You also sometimes get an extension sticker when you file a renewal of your 10 year permanent residence card. Neither of you needs to be employed to renew your residence card. You just need to have the application fee 😁, unless you request a fee waiver.

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10 minutes ago, Just Observing said:

Extension of what? What is your current status? You get an automatic extension if you have conditional permanent residence and file a timely removal of conditions. You also sometimes get an extension sticker when you file a renewal of your 10 year permanent residence card. Neither of you needs to be employed to renew your residence card. You just need to have the application fee 😁, unless you request a fee waiver.

Extension of my LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS ... Are you saying that my daughter can request a waiver for I-400 filing?

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10 minutes ago, RMHurd said:

I need to file for Citizenship, my daughter (24) and my green card expires in March next year.  It's been a while since I've been on here, so forgive me if I'm asking obvious questions.  I'm assuming we will get an extension since the process seems to be almost a year.  Can anyone tell me if my daughter needs to be employed (she does not currently have steady work and lives with me), or if I can cover her - I know she no longer counts as a minor and needs a separate application.

Yeah, you need to provide more info. I assume your GC and your daughter's GC are expiring next year, and they're are 10 year green cards? If you are asking "By filing for citizenship, do I automatically get an extension to the GC? Like they will send me piece of paper or a new GC?" the answer is no. If you want to renew your GC, you have to file for that separately form I-90.

 

Now, assume you have not done anything to jeopardize your status as LPR, the expiration of the GC itself does NOT mean your LPR status is ended. It is not. You are still a LPR, you just don't have a piece of plastic as proof.  

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4 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

Yeah, you need to provide more info. I assume your GC and your daughter's GC are expiring next year, and they're are 10 year green cards? If you are asking "By filing for citizenship, do I automatically get an extension to the GC? Like they will send me piece of paper or a new GC?" the answer is no. If you want to renew your GC, you have to file for that separately form I-90.

 

Now, assume you have not done anything to jeopardize your status as LPR, the expiration of the GC itself does NOT mean your LPR status is ended. It is not. You are still a LPR, you just don't have a piece of plastic as proof.  

To be clear - Our 10 year green cards are expiring.  I want to file for Naturalization shortly and wondered if my GC status will be extended automatically when I submit the Naturalization application. If the application does not approve before our GC expire we will be out of status... I've been there before, and it's not pretty!

 

Further to that, under what circumstances can you ask for a waiver when filing for Naturalization.

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1 minute ago, Created said:

To be clear - Our 10 year green cards are expiring.  I want to file for Naturalization shortly and wondered if my GC status will be extended automatically when I submit the Naturalization application. 

No, you have to apply for a renewal separately form I-90. 

 

2 minutes ago, Created said:

under what circumstances can you ask for a waiver when filing for Naturalization.

You have to have a "demonstrated inability to pay"

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-912

 

 

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1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

No, you have to apply for a renewal separately form I-90. 

 

You have to have a "demonstrated inability to pay"

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-912

 

 

Awesome!  I'll do my homework!  Thank you so much for the information - I love this group.


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43 minutes ago, Created said:

To be clear - Our 10 year green cards are expiring.  I want to file for Naturalization shortly and wondered if my GC status will be extended automatically when I submit the Naturalization application. If the application does not approve before our GC expire we will be out of status... I've been there before, and it's not pretty!

 

Further to that, under what circumstances can you ask for a waiver when filing for Naturalization.

File for naturalization now. You will not be out of status if your greencard expires before the citizenship happens. The waiver mentioned was a fee waiver if you're poor, not an application for citizenship waiver. You each must apply. They don't require a sponsor or proof of income. They will want to know that you paid the IRS any tax you owed. 

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2 hours ago, USS_Voyager said:

No, you have to apply for a renewal separately form I-90. 

 

You have to have a "demonstrated inability to pay"

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-912

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Created said:

Awesome!  I'll do my homework!  Thank you so much for the information - I love this group.

 

You don’t lose your Permanent Residency status if your GC expires. You will still remain a LPR. If you apply for citizenship more than six months before your GC’s expiry, you don’t need to file for GC renewal (no need to waste  $455 on i90). If you want the proof of resident status just in case, you can get a stamp on your passport.


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