Green card renewal minor over 14 years

#1
My daughter is now 15 years and I'm working on the I-90 form to renew her green card. Her card expires in less than 6 months which is before her 16th birthday. We did not file to renew when she turned 14.

My question is in I-90 Part 2.

What would be the filling reason? 2.f, 2.g1, or 2.j?

2.G.1 doesn't apply as the card expires before her 16th birthday.

These are the instructions:

Item Number 2.g.2. I have reached my 14th birthday and am registering as required. My existing card will expire BEFORE my 16th birthday. (NOTE: If you are filing this application before your 14th birthday, or more than 30 days after your 14th birthday, you must select reason “2.j.” However, if your card has expired, you must select reason “2.f.”) Select this reason if you have reached your 14th birthday, and your current card will expire before your 16th birthday. When using this reason, submit a copy of your current Permanent Resident Card. You must include the filing fee and biometric services fee with your application if filing using reason “2.g.2.” You may select this reason only if your current card was issued prior to your 14th birthday and you are now filing this application for registration purposes. Registration and fingerprinting are required within 30 days after a child reaches 14 years of age. After reaching 14 years of age, a lawful permanent resident must register and submit Form I-90.



Item Number 2.f. My existing card has already expired or will expire within six months. Select this reason if your card will expire in the next six months or if your card has already expired. If you use this reason, and your existing card will not expire within six months, your application may be denied.

Item Number 2.j. I have a prior edition of the Alien Registration Card, or I am applying to replace my current Permanent Resident Card for a reason that is not specified above.

Thanks for your help.
 

SusieQQQ

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#4
Thanks for the reply.
Why do you think it is not 2j?
I checked my daughter’s case, we also filed late for this, and chose 2j. However, her green card was not going to expire before 16, so I don't know if it’s directly comparable to your case.
 
#5
Thank you for the reply. I have both situations with my kids. 2 of my children will be over 16 at expiration and 1 will be less than 16.
I assume your case will apply to the 2 that are over 16.
Was there any issue when you chose 2j? Was your card expiring in less than six months when you submitted the I90? Did you need to provide any more information etc?

Why did you use 2j and not 2f as the card is expiring in less than 6 months for everyone.?
 

SusieQQQ

Well-Known Member
#6
Thank you for the reply. I have both situations with my kids. 2 of my children will be over 16 at expiration and 1 will be less than 16.
I assume your case will apply to the 2 that are over 16.
Was there any issue when you chose 2j? Was your card expiring in less than six months when you submitted the I90? Did you need to provide any more information etc?

Why did you use 2j and not 2f as the card is expiring in less than 6 months for everyone.?
You misunderstand, it was neither expiring in less than 6 months nor before she turned 16, we simply applied to fulfil the requirement of a new GC for a minor turning 14. However we had missed the requirement initially so were applying later than the 30 days.
There were no issues. She did biometrics and some months later they sent the green card.
 
#7
Thanks. Understood.
In my case the cards are expiring in less than 6 months. Does the fact that we missed the 14 year renewal even apply in that case? i.e. should i be using 2f as my reason ignoring that they did not renew at 14?

2f states ..

2.f. My existing card has already expired or will expire within six months. Select this reason if your card will expire in the next six months or if your card has already expired. If you use this reason, and your existing card will not expire within six months, your application may be denied.
 
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