She needs to file for the renewal immediately. She may or may not be able to obtain a stamp on her passport showing she is a permanent resident.
The real question here is why didn't she renew the card a year ago, instead of waiting until there is an emergency.
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She can request an expedite, and she may also be able to get a temporary stamp in her passport. I recommend getting an attorney to help.
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Counsel Ferrari provided a splendid advice: delaying a green card renewal any further must be avoided at all costs. The grandmother must file for its renewal at once. Additionally she must be prepared to explain the reason for not renewing it timely.
Also, as a humanitarian measure the attorney of record may request its expeditious processing of the renewal, yet, as you may imagine, that cannot be guaranteed.
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I agree with the other attorneys. Your grandmother should renew the green card and ask for a stamp on her passport urgently.
Dhenu Savla, Esq
downtown Chicago office