- Can You Travel to Cuba with an Expired Green Card and Notice of Action?
- What is a Green Card?
- What is a Notice of Action?
- How to Renew Your Green Card
- What to Do If Your Green Card Is Lost or Stolen
- Traveling on an Expired Green Card
- Applying for a New Green Card
- Green Card Renewal Fees
- Green Card Replacement Fees
- Traveling to Cuba with a Green Card
If you have an expired green card and Notice of Action, you may still be able to travel to Cuba. Learn more about the requirements and how to apply for a travel document.
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Can You Travel to Cuba with an Expired Green Card and Notice of Action?
If you have an expired green card and notice of action, you may still be able to travel to Cuba. However, it is important to check with the Cuban embassy or consulate before you travel to ensure that you have the proper documentation.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document that gives a foreign national permission to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Green Card holders are also known as lawful permanent residents or LPRs. You may become an LPR through sponsorship by your family or employer, win the annual Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery, receive asylum or refugee status, or be married to a U.S. citizen. Depending on how you obtained your Green Card, there may be conditions that you must meet to maintain your status. For example, those who obtained their Green Card through the DV Lottery are required to live in the United States for at least two years before they can apply for citizenship. If you have an expired Green Card or a Notice of Action (NOA) from USCIS that says your Green Card will expire soon, you may still be able to travel outside of the United States and return.
What is a Notice of Action?
A Notice of Action (NOA) is a document that USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) sends to an applicant or petitioners after they have filed an application or petition. The NOA provides information about the next steps in the process, as well as the date and time of the interview or biometrics appointment, if applicable. It is important to keep this notice safe and bring it with you to your interview or appointment.
How to Renew Your Green Card
If your green card expires, you can no longer use it as proof of your permanent resident or conditional permanent resident status. However, this does not mean that your status has been terminated. You can still renew or replace a green card through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
If you have an expired green card and a Notice of Action from the USCIS, you may still be able to renew or replace your green card. The Notice of Action will have specific instructions on how to do so.
What to Do If Your Green Card Is Lost or Stolen
If you are a permanent resident of the United States (holder of a Green Card), you are required to have your Green Card in your possession at all times. If your Green Card is lost or stolen while you are outside the United States, we suggest that you contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for assistance in returning to the United States.
If you are inside the United States and your Green Card is lost or stolen, you should report the loss or theft to the local police and obtain a copy of the police report. You should also contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to report the loss or theft of your Green Card and to request a replacement card. For further information, please visit our website or call USCIS customer service at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).
Traveling on an Expired Green Card
If your green card has expired, you may still be able to travel with it as long as you have a valid passport and a valid reentry permit. If you don’t have a reentry permit, you may be able to get one at the port of entry. Check with the Customs and Border Protection officer before attempting to travel.
Applying for a New Green Card
If your Green Card has expired, you will need to apply for a new one. You cannot travel to Cuba with an expired Green Card and Notice of Action.
Green Card Renewal Fees
If you have an expired green card, you will need to pay a renewal fee when you reapply for a new one. The fee is $455, and you will also need to pay a $85 biometrics fee.
Green Card Replacement Fees
If your green card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you will need to replace it. The fee for replacing a green card is $455. If you are also applying for a new work permit, the total fee is $540.
Traveling to Cuba with a Green Card
If you have an expired green card and a Notice of Action from the USCIS, you may still be able to travel to Cuba. The Notice of Action is not a final order and does not automatically revoke your green card. The USCIS may have issued the Notice of Action if there was a problem with your application or if they need more information from you. You should check with the USCIS before you travel to make sure that your green card is still valid and that you are allowed to travel to Cuba.