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I received my Green Card on 07/25/2016 as a result of my wife's sponsorship. In my card, I see that the expiration date is set to 07/25/2018 since I have a conditional permanent status of 2 years.

I am planning to take a vacation outside of the US between May 2018 and the end of June 2018. That way I would still have 25 days before my card expires.

My questions is, will there be any issues for me to get back into the US if I return by the end of June? I am planning to apply for a renewal before I leave the country and will that void the existing green card I have? Can I travel with a 2 year green card while I have already applied for the renewal and is in process?

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There is no problem with you re-entering with the old green card before it expires (that's what the expiration date means -- you can use it up to and including that date).

If you will have received your I-751 receipt (which serves as a one-year extension letter) already, you can even return after 7/25/2018 with the expired card and extension letter with no problems.

  • What happens if I get a biometrics appearance date while I am out of the country? – summerNight Oct 10 '17 at 18:57
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    You just call them and reschedule. Might cost you several months, though. – Aganju Oct 10 '17 at 20:05

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