If you are not a U.S. citizen, your authorized period of residency in the United States must have an official starting date and ending date. Your time as a Permanent Resident begins on the date you were granted permanent resident status and your immigrant visa was approved. This date is on your Permanent Resident Card, also called a green card.
On your green card, your time as a permanent resident is listed as Resident Since: XX/YY/20ZZ. The date you were granted permanent residence will also be the date on your I-797 Notice of Action approval notice or consular letter that granted your permanent resident status.
You need to track your time as a permanent resident to change or renew your status:
It can be overwhelming to manage your immigration application. To qualify for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, it is critical that no deadlines are missed, all documents are correctly submitted, fees are paid and that you meet the most recent USCIS requirements and exceptions to immigration guidelines. Talk to the experienced immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office at 630-912-0322.
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