If you're a lawful permanent resident or conditional permanent resident and your Green Card needs replacement due to various reasons, you can initiate the process by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, either online or through traditional mail.
Filing online offers several advantages:
- You can apply using a computer, phone, or tablet.
- Track the status of your application and receive online updates.
- Directly communicate with USCIS.
Upon approval, you will receive a new Green Card by mail.
For those renewing their Green Cards, the receipt notice for Form I-90 serves as evidence of your lawful permanent resident status when accompanied by your expired Green Card. This notice will indicate:
"This notice, together with your Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (also known as the Green Card), provides evidence of your lawful permanent resident status for 24 months from the expiration date on your Permanent Resident Card. You remain authorized to work and travel."
In cases where you've lost your Permanent Resident Card while awaiting a replacement, USCIS may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp. Biometric appointments, if required, will be scheduled separately.
If you need an ADIT stamp, have inquiries, or need to update your personal information, you can connect with a live USCIS representative. For address changes while your application is pending, use your USCIS Online Account.
If you have questions about using this notice with your expired Green Card for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, please call 888-897-7781.
USCIS will send a separate notification for any other pending applications, petitions, or requests.
For conditional permanent residents with expiring Green Cards, submit Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence, to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status. Visit our Conditional Permanent Residence webpage for more details.