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Old Mar 25th 2011, 8:22 pm
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Reading on the UCIS website that it is a requirement to carry your Green Card with you at all times.

Keen to see if people actually do this? Seems a bit of a worry to me as losing it entails more hassle in getting a new one.

What do people do in reality?

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Old Mar 25th 2011, 8:24 pm
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As far as I know my DH keeps it in a drawer with his passport.
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 9:00 pm
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Default Re: Where do you keep your green card

Originally Posted by pcuz View Post
Reading on the UCIS website that it is a requirement to carry your Green Card with you at all times.

Keen to see if people actually do this? Seems a bit of a worry to me as losing it entails more hassle in getting a new one.

What do people do in reality?

Cheers!
When I had one I kept it in the safe. I never carried it with me.
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 9:04 pm
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What do people do in reality?
Hopefully one uses the search feature to read one of the many previous posts on this contentious topic.

Oh wait, you said 'reality'.
sigh, here we go again.
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 9:37 pm
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Hopefully one uses the search feature
The GC comes with a search feature, that's handy when you lose it carrying it around.
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Default Re: Where do you keep your green card

Originally Posted by pcuz View Post
Reading on the UCIS website that it is a requirement to carry your Green Card with you at all times.

Keen to see if people actually do this? Seems a bit of a worry to me as losing it entails more hassle in getting a new one.

What do people do in reality?

Cheers!
In this day and age...I keep it with me at all times. Right along with my driver's license.
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I gave mine to a Mexican chap to look after.
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Default Re: Where do you keep your green card

Originally Posted by chriswinter View Post
In this day and age...I keep it with me at all times. Right along with my driver's license.
Thanks for the helpful comment. Its nice to see a helpful answer rather than the sarcastic ones written by the moderators of this forum.
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Default Re: Where do you keep your green card

I carry mine with me in my wallet - I haven't lost a wallet for over 20 years so I think the risk is appropriate. That said, if I go jogging I only carry my keys.

I have scanned the green card and keep copies online incase it disappears when I am travelling around.
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Originally Posted by pcuz View Post
Thanks for the helpful comment. Its nice to see a helpful answer rather than the sarcastic ones written by the moderators of this forum.
I take it, then, that you didn't read the other threads on this topic?
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 10:33 pm
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Thanks for the helpful comment. Its nice to see a helpful answer rather than the sarcastic ones written by the moderators of this forum.
They're the worst.
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Thanks for the helpful comment. Its nice to see a helpful answer rather than the sarcastic ones written by the moderators of this forum.
My reply wasn't sarcastic. I am genuinely cheesed that you, a member here for three years, and an experienced user of these forums, would not have the courtesy to attempt a search before asking whether or not other members agree you should break the law.


Originally Posted by lansbury View Post
The GC comes with a search feature, that's handy when you lose it carrying it around.
If only, eh?

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They're the worst.
Better than many others.
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Old Mar 25th 2011, 10:37 pm
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Better than many others.
Pure relativism.
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Originally Posted by pcuz View Post
What do people do in reality?
It's the law to carry it at all times. So it's in my wallet.

I keep a digital scan, suitably encrypted, in several virtual locations should I need a copy of it if it got lost or stolen.
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Pure relativism.
What's your point?
Users on your forum giving you a hard time? I keep a couple of reserves to go vent my spleen on too.
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