To renew or replace your Green Card, you are required to fill out Form I-90. Form I-90 is officially known as the “Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).”
Your Green Card may require replacement for several reasons including expiration, stolen, damaged, or destroyed.
Why Do You Need Form I-90?
Form I-90 is required by US permanent residents and permanent residents in commuter status to replace or renew their existing Green Card.
This form cannot be used to replace an already expired PR card. For that, you must apply for a new PR card.
How to Apply for a New Green Card?
To apply for a new Green Card, you must fill out the following sections of Form I-90:
Section 1: Personal Information:
This section requires you to fill out all the personal information regarding yourself and your family members including:
- Your Alien Registration Number
- Any legal name change
- Your mailing address
- Your physical address
- Your class of admission
- Your date of admission and date of birth
Section 2: Current Immigration Status:
Based on your current immigration status, you can choose the option that describes your situation:
- Permanent Resident (valid Green Card holder)
- Commuter Permanent Resident (a Canadian or Mexican citizen who travels regularly to the US for work)
Based on your immigration status, you will be directed to either Section B or Section A for the reason you are applying for a new Green Card.
Section 3: Processing Information:
In this section, you will be required to provide certain additional information to help the processing of your application including:
- Where did you originally file your Green Card application
- Where were you living and which port of entry you arrived at
- If you have ever been summoned to an Immigration court
Section 4: Disabilities and/or Impairments:
You will be required to declare any disability or impairment in this section. For example, you must inform them if you would require a wheelchair for your biometric appointment, etc.