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You Will Need the I-90 Form to Replace Your US Green Card

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"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."
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Published on:  Apr 19, 2021
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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.

Section 5 to 7: Statement, Contact Information, Certification, and Signature: 

This section requires you to provide your signature since this is a legal document. It is important to declare if you have availed the help of a lawyer or attorney or interpreter to fill out this form.

Section 8: Additional Information: 

This section will require you to provide certain additional information to the previous questions asked with extra details.

What Are the Documents Required to Fill Form I-90?

Based on why you are filling the form, you will be required to provide certain documents to support your information.

If your Green Card is expired or about to expire in 6 months, you must attach your Green Card.

If your Green Card was stolen, lost, or destroyed, you will be required to attach another government-issued ID that shows your name, date of birth, photograph and signature.

If your Green Card was issued but you never received it, you will be required to attach a recent government-issued ID with the latest Form I-797 or your passport page with an I-551 stamp.

If there is any change in your personal information, you will be required to attach a copy of your Green Card and other legal document showing your new or correct name or other personal details.

If you are a commuter permanent resident, you will be required to attach your Green Card and evidence of employment in the last 6 months.

You will be required to attach a government-issued ID and evidence supporting your temporary resident status if your immigration status was automatically converted to a Green Card holder.

After You File the I-90: What Happens?

After submitting your Form I-90, you will receive a mail from the government body of US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The mail will provide you 4 updates regarding your application:

  • Confirmation letter
  • Biometrics Appointment Letter
  • Request for Evidence (if the USCIS requires any additional documents)
  • Decision Letter

How Long Does Processing for the Form I-90 Take?

Form I-90 has an average processing time between 1 month and a year if you are applying for a renewal. If you are applying for a replacement, then it will take somewhere between 5 to 13 months.

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