We work hard to solve immigration situations for our clients when they become serious problems. At Feiner & Lavy P.C., Attorneys at Law we believe, however, that excellent customer service begins with our commitment to prevent negative situations from occurring in the first place. We have been successfully helping our clients for over 40 years on all their immigrations needs and concerns and have found that by predicting and tackling problems before they arise, we can save you time, money and needless worry. Our firm has dedicated New York City immigration lawyers who speak English, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish and we charge reasonable fees so that your requirements can be professionally resolved in an affordable manner.
It is important to renew your green card before it expires as failure to do so can result in a fine and imprisonment. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, “Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him.” It goes on to state that failure to comply with these regulations is a misdemeanor charge.
If you have a 10-year green card that has already expired or will within the next 6 months, we can get your application for a renewal correctly prepared and filed in a timely manner. This does not apply to conditional residents who must go through the procedure for removal of conditional residency. Commonly, an application that we file will be approved and your legal status retained. In some cases though, your application will be denied and we then strive to appeal the USCIS decision.
We submit either a motion to reopen or reconsider your case, giving the facts and documents to show why your situation deserves review. Frequently, we can illustrate how the original decision violated immigration law or policies or that the details of your case should have led the USCIS to grant your application.
By acting now, we hope to prevent a more serious immigration situation from occurring that can adversely affect both you and your family.
To understand when and how to renew your green card, contact a New York City immigration attorney from our firm for assistance.