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Do I need to renew my GC while my Citizenship is in the process

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Hi,

My GC is going to expire on July 7th 2017. I have applied for my Citizenship and completed my biometrics on March 6th 2017 and waiting for next step in the process (Interview step). Here are my questions and I highly appreciate if some one can answer these.

1) Do I need to renew my GC while my Citizenship is in the process ?

2) Is renewed GC required at work place to maintain legal status ?

3) If have to renew, do I need to appear again for biometrics or I can skip it since I already have biometrics done during citizenship process ?

4) Can I have I-551 stamp instead of GC renewal ?

 

Thanks

 

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The status as LPR doesn't expire, but a valid GC is required, as per the law: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted :" If you are a permanent resident age 18 or older, you are required to have a valid Green Card in your possession at all times."

An I-551 stamp has the same legal power as the actual GC.

 

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1) Yes

2) Yes absolutely

3) Follow the standard processes required for GC renewal

4) Needs to have a GC approval to receive this stamp

Considering your filing date, it can take 6 to 8 months to get actual interview date so I would get GC renewed.

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