Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) (2024)

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Alert: Before sending your package to USCIS, make sure that all the forms you havecompleted are the current acceptable edition. USCIS published new editions for most forms on April 1, 2024. If you downloaded or printed your forms before April 1, you should verify the current edition date, because we will no longer accept a prior edition. The current acceptable edition can be found under the Edition Date section listed on each form’s webpage.

You can also find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions. For each form that you are submitting, make sure that all pages are from the same form edition. If any of the form’s pages are from a different form edition, we may reject your form. Watch USCIS Forms: Download the most recent version! to see how to ensure your form is acceptable.

For additional guidance on filing paper-based forms at the Lockbox and how to avoid or correct common errors before you file, please visit the Five Steps to File at the USCIS Lockbox webpage.

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ALERT: On Sept. 26, 2022, we automatically extended the validity of permanent resident cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90. We are in the process of sending out amended receipt notices for individuals with a pending Form I-90.

Use this form to replace your Green Card.

Before filing Form I-90,use our Check Naturalization Eligibility tool below to see if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen.

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DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card.

If you are a conditional resident, you must submit one of the following:

  • Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through marriage; or
  • Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through financial investment in a U.S. business.

Beginning in January 2021, if you are applying to renew your Green Card, your Form I-90 receipt notice (also known asForm I-797) will say the following and can be used with your expired Green Card as evidence of your lawful permanent resident status:

This notice provides evidence of your lawful permanent resident status for 12 months from the expiration date on your Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card). You remain authorized to work and travel. This notice, presented with your expired Permanent Resident Card, is evidence of your status and work authorization.

If you do not have your Green Card or your card expired more than 12 months ago, you will need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a new Green Card, and we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form. Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp valid for up to 12 months instead of filing a Form I-90. If you need assistance, contact theUSCIS Contact Center.

If we already accepted your application to renew your Green Card and you have not been issued a biometrics appointment notice, we will mail you a new receipt notice to use with your expired Green Card as temporary evidence of your lawful permanent resident status.

If you do not receive this receipt notice or your notice is lost or damaged and you have a USCIS online account, you can print a copy of the notice for your records. If you need to demonstrate proof of status or have a need to travel, please reach out to ourUSCIS Contact Center.

As a lawful permanent resident, you must have a valid, unexpired Green Card or equivalent documentation with you at all times. Applying for naturalization does not change this requirement.

Form Details

Forms and Document Downloads

Form I-90 (PDF, 484.55 KB)

Instructions for Form I-90 (PDF, 272.09 KB)

Edition Date

04/01/24. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

If you complete and print this form to mail it, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same form edition. If any of the form’s pages are missing or are from a different form edition, we may reject your form.

If you need help downloading and printing forms, read our instructions.

Where to File

You have two options for filing your Form I-90 application with USCIS:

  • Online; or
  • By mail (paper).

Filing Your Form I-90 online
You must create a USCIS online account to file your form online. Having an online account will also allow you to:

  • Pay your filing fee online;
  • Check the status of your case;
  • Receive notifications and case updates;
  • View personalized case completion date estimates;
  • Respond to requests for evidence; and
  • Manage your contact information, including updating your address.

Attorneys and accredited representatives: You can also create an online account, which will allow you to manage all of your clients’ applications in one place.

You cannot file your Form I-90onlineif you are applying for a fee waiver.

Filing Your FormI-90 by mail:

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: I-90
P.O. Box 21262
Phoenix, AZ 85036-1262

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-90 (Box 21262)
2108 E. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284-1806

Applications and petitions that are not mailed to the appropriate filing location may experience processing delays.

If you file Form I-90 on paper, we will scan the documents into our system for electronic processing. If you do not already have a USCIS online account, we will create one for you once we receive your paper application. You will receive a USCIS Account Acceptance Notice with instructions on how to access your USCIS online account.

Note for Attorneys and Accredited Representatives: You should have only one USCIS online representative account.When you receive an Account Acceptance Notice for a paper form filed at a USCIS lockbox for your client, please ensure that you enter the same personal information that you provided on the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, submitted with your client’s original application, petition, or request. If the information you use to access your online representative account does not match the information you provided on the Form G-28, you may be unable to access your client’s case.

Even if you do not use your USCIS online account, we will continue to process your properly completed and signed Form I-90. You will receive notifications and updates about your application by mail through the U.S. Postal Service. If you need assistance,contact the USCIS Contact Center.

If you move, you mustupdate your addresswith USCIS. You can do so through yourUSCIS online accountor by filingForm AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card (onlineorby mail).

When to File

You should file Form I-90 to renew your Permanent Resident Card if you were issued a card valid for 10 years that has either expired or will expire within the next 6 months.

Also, if you became a permanent resident before you turned 14 years old, you must replace your card when you become 14 years old.

If your permanent resident card does not have an expiration date on the front, we recommend you File Form I-90 to renew it. Most old versions are no longer valid.

If you were issued a permanent resident card that is valid for only 2 years, you are a conditional resident and you cannot file Form I-90 to renew your card. Instead, you are required to file a petition to remove those conditions within 90 days before your permanent resident card expires.

  • If your conditional status was based on a marriage, file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
  • If your conditional status was based on being an investor or entrepreneur, file Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status.

If you do not file the petition to remove the conditions before your card expires, you may lose your permanent resident status.

Filing Fee

You can find the filing fee for Form I-90 by visiting our Fee Schedule page.

If you file your Form I-90 by mail (paper), you can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or payby credit cardor debit card usingForm G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. If you pay by credit card or debit card, you cannot later dispute the payment. Use ourFee Calculatorto help determine your fee.

If you are submitting multiple forms, pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.

If you are filing Form I-90 becauseyou never received your Green Card,you do not have to pay a filing fee as long as you meet these criteria:

  • We mailed the card more than 30 days ago;
  • It was returned to us as undeliverable; and
  • You have not moved from the address you provided us.

However, you must submit:

  • A copy of the Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that USCIS approved to grant your Green Card;for example, Form I-485, Form I-751, Form I-829, or Form I-90;
  • A copy of government-issued identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph and signature.

If you are filing the Form I-90 becauseyour current Green Cardcontains incorrect information due to a Department of Homeland Security error, such as a misspelled name, you do not have to pay a filing fee. However, you must send us:

  • The original card that contains the incorrect information; and
  • Evidence documenting your correct name or biographical information.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-90. The checklist is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form.Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language into English.

If your previous card has been lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated, did you provide the following?

  • A copy of your Green Card or a government-issued form of identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature.

If your previous card was issued but never received, did you provide the following?

  • A copy of a government-issued form of identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature, and either:
    • A copy of your latest Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that should have resulted in the issuance of your Green Card;or
    • A copy of the page in your passport showing the I-551 stamp you received upon admission if you were admitted as an immigrant.

If your existing card has incorrect data because of a Department of Homeland Security error, did you provide the following?

  • Your original GreenCard; or
  • Proof of your correct biographical data.

If your name or other biographic information has legally changed, or if your card has incorrect data and the error was not caused by the Department of Homeland Security, did you provide the following?

  • Appropriate legal documents that reflect new or correct biographical data; or
  • A copy of your Green Card.

If your existing card has already expired or will expire within six months, did you provide the following?

  • A copy of your expired/expiring Green Card.

If you have reached your 14th birthday, did you provide the following?

  • A copy of your current Green Card.

If you are a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status, did you provide the following?

  • Evidence of your employment that is dated within the last six months; or
  • A copy of your Green Card.

If you are a commuter who is taking up actual residence in the United States, did you provide the following?

  • Evidence of your U.S. residence. If proof of residence (such as utility bills) are in your spouse or parent’s name, provide a copy of your original marriage or birth certificate; or
  • Copy of your GreenCard.

If you have been automatically converted to lawful permanent resident status, did you provide the following?

  • Evidence of your temporary residence status; or
  • A copy of a government-issued identification document that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature.

If you have a prior edition of the Alien Registration Card, or are applying to replace your current Green Card for a reason that is not specified above, did you provide the following?

  • Copy of your Alien Registration Card or Green Card.

Form Filing Tips

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1 – Information About You
    • Family Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Date of Birth

Filing Tips:Review ourTips for Filing Forms by Mailpage for information on how to ensure we will accept your form.

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Special Instructions

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that we have accepted your form at a USCIS lockbox, completeForm G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your form.

Withdrawing an Application

If you wish to withdraw your Form I-90, you must submit a written request to:

Texas Service Center
6046 N Belt Line Rd. STE 114
Irving, TX 75038-0015

We will not issue any refunds if you withdraw your application or cancel your request.

Related Links

Related Links

  • How Do I Renew or Replace My Green Card? (PDF, 550.19 KB)
  • Replace Your Green Card
  • Maintaining Permanent Residence

Filing Information

  • Card Delivery Tracking
  • Submit an e-Request

File Online

  • How to Create a USCIS Online Account
  • Tips for Filing Forms Online
  • Online Filing for Attorneys and Accredited Representatives
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