Can a green card be renewed if the sponsor passed away? 8 Answers as of August 05, 2011I have a friend who's been a permanent resident for almost 20 years; however a stroke 7 yrs ago prevented him from working. His sponsor (father) passed away about 4 yrs ago. His green card expires in 3 months and he wants to become a citizen, but first must renew his card. Will he be able to do both without a sponsor? Given his past inability to work, would he be eligible for a waiver of the application fees? (He does not have 40 quarters of credit).
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
If your friend is a permanent resident, he can apply to renew his card or apply for naturalization and request a fee waiver. He does not need an affidavit of support. [you are looking at the wrong section of the regulation]. There are citizenship workshops usually sponsored by immigration attorneys that can help your friend at no charge.
Answer Applies to: Nevada