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Hi, I just today 3/2 found out that my green card has been expired for the past two
years, I don’t travel often at all so it never occurred to me to maybe check it. My
question to you is, since it has been expired for so long do I lose my status? Also,
what happens if you haven’t paid taxes for the last 4 years.

Please help…

Asked on March 2, 2017 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Not paying taxes for the last 4 years is significantly worse than realizing your green card has expired.  You do not lose your status as a permanent resident.  That status is yours forever, but you do need to either renew your green card or, if you are eligible for citizenship, apply for citizenship.  In either case, you should bring yourself current on the tax return filings.


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