My 10 year green card expired in 2003 (17 years ago). Can I still renew it if I currently reside in Canada?
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You need to have an experienced immigration lawyer review your visits and determine whether your green cards are still valid. Generally, when you leave the US for more than a year, your green cards are considered abandoned because you are no longer a permanent resident of the US.
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You will want to reach out to an attorney so they can review the exact dates of your trips and time in the United States. The attorney will also likely ask you about your parents and if they were ever U.S. citizens. It is unlikely that you will be able to just renew your green card, but an attorney will be able to answer that after reviewing all of the facts.
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