A green card, a passport, and an American flag. In addition to a passport, permanent residents need a valid green card to travel the world freely. Use USCIS Form I-90 to apply for a replacement green card if yours is damaged or lost.
Your green card provides proof of your identity and your U.S. immigration status. All permanent residents who are 18 or older are legally required to carry their green card on them at all times.
Without a valid green card, you could run into several problems. For example:
Any green card holder can use Form I-90 for the following purposes:
Permanent residents can also use Form I-90 to request a special green card if they are taking up Commuter Status, turning 14 years old, or if they automatically became a permanent resident of the United States.
Conditional permanent residents have two-year green cards rather than the typical 10-year cards. So, for example, you might have a conditional green card if you received your permanent resident status through marriage or entrepreneurship.
If you are a conditional permanent resident, you can use Form I-90 to replace your green card but not renew it. Instead, before your green card expires, you must request to have the conditions on your permanent residence removed using USCIS Form I-751.
The time it takes the USCIS to process your I-90 application varies based on fluctuations in their caseload. However, current wait times are approximately seven to 13 months, which means it could take over a year to get your new green card after you file Form I-90.
With such a lengthy processing time, it’s vital that you complete and file your application as soon as you realize that your card is lost or damaged.
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Our automated software will take you step-by-step through the paperwork, filling in each field for you. In addition, the application package includes an error report that flags missing or illogical entries so that you can correct these errors before submission.
All that's left for you to do is sign the application and put it in the prepaid and pre-addressed envelope that we provide. We will also advise you on how to pay your USCIS fees and how much that will cost you.
Most applicants must pay $540 in government fees to USCIS when replacing their green card, which includes:
USCIS will not refund these fees, even if they deny your application. However, we are so confident in the success of our system that if your petition is denied or rejected, we will refund all fees. This includes your government fees and our $285 application package services fee.
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