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As proof of your authorization to live and work in the United States, a valid green card must always be in your possession.

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Now that you have a Green Card, don’t take it for granted. Small enough to fit in your wallet, this document serves as official identification, proof of your lawful permanent residency, and proof that you are allowed to work in the United States. A valid Green Card also allows you to re-enter the United States after you have been abroad.

By law you must always have it with you, and but it is also important to replace it if it is lost, stolen or damaged. Unless you received your Green Card on a conditional basis, you must also renew it from time to time. Here’s what you need to know about replacing and renewing your Green Card.

How to Report and Replace a Lost or Stolen Green Card

If you lose your Green Card, or if it was stolen while you were in the United States, report it to the local authorities (police) immediately. If you have a copy of the card, and/or any information pertaining to it, be sure to bring it to the police station. You should also do the following:

  • Print out the current version of Form I-90, which is available on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.
  • Read the instructions carefully to see which supporting documents you’ll need (ie: copies of your birth certificate, driver’s license, passport and so forth).
  • Fill out the form you’ve printed, or complete it on line and provide the requested copies of supporting documents.
  • Review the form and then send everything, including the $455 filing fee to USCIS (or follow the instructions for filing online).
  • Await information from USCIS about your biometrics appointment (there is an $85 biometrics services fee associated with this appointment).
  • Go to an appointment at your local immigration field office to obtain an I-551 stamp or temporary proof that you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
  • Await receipt of your new Green Card by mail.

If your Green Card was lost or stolen while you were outside the U.S., you can get the travel document you need to re-enter the United States by completing an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131A) and filing it at the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. As soon as you get back to the U.S., you should apply for a new Green Card by completing and filing Form I-90 with USCIS.

Related from: I-90, APPLICATION TO REPLACE PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD

How to Report and Replace a Damaged or Destroyed Green Card

You must also replace your Green Card if it has been damaged or destroyed. In either case, you can do so by completing and filing Form I-90 with USCIS. The filing fee is $455 and the biometrics services fee is $85. You may file the form online, or send the paper application to:

USCIS

P.O. Box 21262

Phoenix, AZ 85036

(for applications sent by mail — United States Postal Service only)

or

USCIS

Attention: I-90

1820 E. Skyharbor, Circle S, Floor 1

Suite 100

Phoenix, AZ 85034

(for applications sent by courier service — FedEx, UPS and DHL only)

How to Renew Your Green Card

Your permanent Green Card is valid for 10 years. You  must renew it by filing Form I-90 with USCIS if:

  • Your card will expire within six months or has already expired.
  • You just turned 14 and your current card will expire after your 16th birthday.
  • You just turned 14 and your current card will expire before your 16th birthday.

If there is no expiration date on the permanent Green Card you now have, you must renew it immediately. The absence of an expiration date indicates that the card was issued before 1990 and is therefore invalid.

However, you cannot use Form I-90 to renew your Green Card if you have one issued on a conditional basis. Instead you must use Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through marriage; or

Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through financial investment in a U.S. business before the card you now have expires.

Other Reasons Replacing Your Green Card

Legally, there are many other reasons why you must renew or replace you Green Card. You can do so by filing Form I-90 with USCIS if:

  • You are legally classified as a “commuter” but you are now actually taking up residence in the U.S.
  • If you have been a permanent resident living here but you can now be legally classified as a “commuter.”
  • If you are a Special Agricultural Worker whose status was automatically switched to “permanent resident.”
  • If you have an old/outdated “alien registration card” that is no longer viable proof of your immigration status.
  • If there is erroneous information on your current Green Card.
  • If any of the information on the card (such as your name) has legally changed as a result of marriage divorce or other circumstances.
  • If you successfully applied for, but never received a card from USCIS.

For information about filing and/or biometrics services fees associated with these categories, visit the Form I-90 page on the USCIS website.

APPLICATION REVIEW

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Our innovative online system allows you to figure out exactly which case or immigration benefit you

are likely eligible for, just by answering a few simple questions. After that, our system will allow you to register in our online client portal for free; with the assigned case you’re likely eligible for. You’ll be able to begin working on your case for free, by filling out our easy to understand forms (that become official USCIS forms) automatically, with our software. If you like our system and want to retain us for our Attorney Application Review service, you will be able to sign our representation agreement electronically and make your first payment.

Schedule and have your Initial Consultation with your Attorney

After you have made the minimum payment, you will be prompted to schedule your initial

consultation with your attorney. Your attorney will then contact you on the date and at the time you select. During the Consultation, your attorney will verify that you are indeed eligible for the case our software assigned, and that it is the best option for you. They will then instruct you on how to properly continue to fill out your assigned Immigration Forms, and about any required or recommended supporting documentation for your case type. Your attorney will also seek to address any questions or concerns you may have, about your individual process and petition

Finish completing your Forms, your Attorney Checks your Petition, and you Submit

You will use our innovative software system to continue to fill out the necessary forms for

your case, and any supporting documentation. Then when you have completed everything, your attorney will check your USCIS forms for accuracy, completeness, adherence to USCIS standards and procedures, and any possible ineligibility/inadmissibility grounds that might come up. Your attorney will tell you how best to address any problems with your petition that they observe, and then you will make the necessary and/or recommended changes. If you elected for the add-on service of having your attorney check your supporting documentation, they will also give you feedback on that. Once you have made the proper changes, you will print your petition, sign where indicated, and then send it off to USCIS in the pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope, we provide. From there, you’ll only have to make sure to respond to any ensuing correspondence or requests from USCIS, should there be any.
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Begin by answering one of our online Eligibility Quizzes. If all goes well, our software will tentatively

assign you a case. You will then be able to register, create your profile, and request an individualized price quote for your case–all for free. We will get back to you with an individualized price quote shortly. You can then sign our electronic retainer at the quoted price (subject to certain reservations). Or, if you prefer, you can schedule and pay for a consultation, before signing. If you choose to make us your attorneys by signing right away; you will use our secure online system to make your first payment, and then you will still be prompted to schedule a consultation. To ethically and most effectively serve you, our Full Attorney Representation Service always begins with a consultation.

Have your Initial Consultation with your Attorney and let them get to work.

Your attorney will contact you as scheduled, for your consultation. They will verify your eligibility for

the case our software pre-selected, and make sure it is actually the best option for you. Your attorney will detail the steps for handling your specific immigration matter, and render you any necessary and pertinent legal advice. Addressing your questions, and requesting any documents and information that you’ll need you to provide (such as birth certificates), will also be priorities of the consultation. If you did not already retain Zontlaw formally, your attorney will send you a price quote (with the $150 dollar consultation fee deducted from the cost of your representation); after the consultation. You can then formally sign and retain us as your attorneys. After you make your first payment, your attorney will proceed to the next step. If you have already retained us, you’ll make your first payment if you haven’t already (the one after the $150 minimum), and your attorney will automatically proceed to the next step.

Your Attorney Compiles your Case, you Sign, and your Attorney Submits.

Your attorney prepares all necessary USCIS forms and any supporting materials in their power. If

there is supporting documentation that only you as the client have access to (ex: former employer letters), they will tell you exactly what you need to do and provide you with samples, so you can get the correct documentation. Once everything is ready, your attorney will compile your case into a professional legal petition, with a cover letter and a table of contents that will please USCIS and/or the other immigration authorities. They will check everything again, and send it to you to print and sign, via our secure online system. You will print and sign your completed case, and mail it to us in the envelope we provide. Your attorney will verify that you signed in the correct places, and they will send it off to the correct USCIS Dropbox, processing center, or other authority. It is possible that USCIS or other immigration authorities may request additional documentation/clarification regarding your petition. Your attorney will handle any such requests, communicating with you as required.
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Once you assemble and upload all required documents, we will check if the evidence is correct and will provide a cover letter.

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY JULIA GREENBERG

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With more than a decade in the field, Julia Greenberg has earned a reputation as a highly successful immigration attorney. Since 2006, she has represented countless corporate and individual clients in complex matters ranging from removal (deportation) to asylum, family, business and investor’s petitions, and employment-based cases.

Authorized to practice in immigrant courts throughout the United States, Ms. Greenberg may also appear before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern districts of New York, and the New York Supreme Court. Ms. Greenberg takes pride in helping clients who have been unable to get satisfactory results elsewhere. Her honesty and compassion, combined with her expertise and vast knowledge of immigration law make her a formidable opponent in court – resulting in a long list of satisfied clients and positive referrals.

Outside of court, Ms. Greenberg often addresses Congress regarding relevant legislation. She also devotes her spare time to making presentations at local events, where she answers questions for New York’s immigrant community.Ms. Greenberg is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where she is a member in good standing in its New York Chapter. Ms. Greenberg is also fluent in Russian.

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  • Avatar nana bulia ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Today I’m really thrilled with the fact that I achieved success in my immigration case and it wouldn’t have been without a great professionalism of my immigration lawyer Mrs. Julia Greenberg. Compassion is Julia’s one of many other excellent … More qualities as a lawyer. She focuses on how others feel. Without compassion, you cannot put yourself in your client’s shoes or fully understand the issues your client faces. A lot of thanks to her and the best wishes in her carrier and personal life.
  • Avatar Konstantin ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    From the beginning to the end an exceptional service. We had a marriage on US citizen case. Outcome is a green card without even going on the interview. If you have immigration question, look no more. They will get the job done.
    Thank
    … More you Julia, you're the best !
  • Avatar Adaptor ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Julia is a very professional lawyer. Helped throughout the process and was always attentive. Thanks to her, I won my case.
    Best service!
  • Avatar randa elkhashab ★★★★★ 12 months ago
    This firm is just amazing ! I wouldn’t have picked a better immigration lawyer. Julia is amazing she is very understanding and took care of my husbands and I case very throughly. My case was a bit complicated and she helped us manage it … More . She helped us prepare very well . Julia was also very responsive at all times . I recommend her team in a heart beat to anyone who needs help in immigration matters. Amazing results!
  • Avatar Kate Burtsev ★★★★★ a year ago
    All through our immigration process, which took about 5 years, Julia Greenberg demonstrated professionalism, exemplary work ethics and deep knowledge of immigration law. She was always available and provided thought through answers to our … More multiple questions. In my opinion, what really distinguishes Julia from other immigration lawyers we have worked with is that she is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. The fact that the prosecutor in our case complimented Julia for her outstanding effort serves as the best proof of her professionalism.
  • Avatar Sheroz Temurov ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Julia Greenberg is a marvelous attorney based on my experience. Not only is she very professional and quick to react, she is also comprehensive which is a big thing for me. She has been diligent with my case and has been with me every step … More of the way, which has not only made this easier, but also less stressful. To every wondering whether or not to go to her, I recommend that you do because she is excellent at her job which makes her an excellent attorney. I’am so thankful for her and thankful for everything she has done.
  • Avatar Misha Kols ★★★★★ a year ago
    I had a great experience with Julia throughout my case. Fast and efficient.
  • Avatar Igor Tsublionak ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is one of the most professional people I've ever met. Help me with my immigration case without a flaw.
  • Avatar Jelena Palaic ★★★★★ a year ago
    Great attorney. Don’t wait, hire Julia and help yourself. Quick on respond, reliable and very professional.
    Knows what she is doing.
    Thank you Julia very much!
  • Avatar Levan Tsurtsumia ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    I am an athlete whose I-140 was initially denied by the USCIS. I was lucky to find Julia, who in just couple of days was able to correct my case and  gather, review necessary documents and file a timely appeal. In just 3 months after she … More did it, my case was approved. Thanks to Julia I am now designated to be extraordinary in the eyes of USCIS.
    Totally recommend you guys to contact Julia, she is the best Lawyer as good person.
  • Avatar Tatiana Tereknina ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is fantastic! She is efficient, honest and trustworthy! Our case was lost and after countless attempts to reach USCIS, I finally called Julia. She managed to resolve our issue very fast. I highly recommend Julia and her team!
  • Avatar Leanor G ★★★★★ a year ago
    Julia is a lawyer with a big heart.
    I worked with Julia directly. Calls, correspondence were only with her. I felt strong support. It is very difficult to find a lawyer who are really involved in your case. But Julia is the right lawyer.
    … More With her you are in good hands.
    As Julia says, I will fight to the end.
  • Avatar KKProject Inc ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    It was a pleasure working with Julia! She is a very professional immigration layer and is very responsive, which was very important to us.
    Julia helped us with the citizenship case delay and picked up the marriage case. Both cases were
    … More successfully completed by her, while the previous layer has failed to do.
    Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Julia Gutsul ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Highly recommended!!!!
    100% professional attorney! She knows her job!
    Amazing lawyer and just a VERY pleasant person☺️
    If you have any questions regarding immigration – just call to Julia Greenberg!
    I am very thankful for her🤩🤩🤩
    I wish
    … More all the best and good luck 🌞

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