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Applied for citizenship - 11 months wait time

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I have applied for Citizenship in October, Website says 11 month wait time

My GC expires in Mar 2022.

What should I do in the meanwhile ??

Is it required to file for GC extension while I wait for Citizenship ? Please let me know

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"A lawful permanent resident is required to have valid, unexpired proof of lawful permanent residence in his or her possession at all times.  Applying for naturalization does not change this requirement.  For this reason, you must generally apply to renew your expiring Green Card even if you have applied for naturalization. For more information on renewing your Green Card, visit uscis.gov/green-card/after-we-grant-your-green-card/replace-your-green-card or uscis.gov/i-90."


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You continue to be an LPR, even with the GC expiring. You can NOT travel abroad with an expired GC, though. So, the best thing is to just file a GC extension. It's cheap and covers all your bases.

Edited by JoeF

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