You’ve looked everywhere for it, but it’s nowhere to be found! Your green card is lost and now you need to get a new one. But, how do you go about replacing a lost green card? The answer isn’t as difficult as it seems.
The USCIS form used to replace lost, stolen or damaged green cards is the same form used to renew a green card: Form I-90, Application to Renew or Replace Permanent Resident Card.
Just follow these four steps to replace your green card.
Steps to Replace a Lost Green Card
- Fill out Form I-90 and be sure to attach your supporting documentation, including a copy of your lost green card.
- Mail the form and the filing fee to the USCIS office responsible for I-90 applications.
- Attend your biometrics appointment where they will take your fingerprints and run a background check.
- Wait for your new green card to arrive! This usually takes three months but could take longer depending on the USCIS office backlog.
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