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Renewing or Replacing a Green Card using Form I-90

Your Green Card is an accomplishment, so it's worth carrying. But also, not having a valid copy with you at all times can cause problems. You never know when a your job may require a new photocopy of the card. It's also a misdemeanor to not carry it at all times. Permanent residents use Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card to request a new version of their existing Green Card.

Conditional permanent residents sometimes use Form I-90, but not to extend, renew, or remove conditions.


When can permanent residents use Form I-90?

Permanent residents who have a regular Green Card can file Form I-90 for the following reasons:

  • Their card was lost, stolen, or was sent by USCIS but never received.
  • Their card was destroyed, partly destroyed, or mutilated.
  • There is a mistake on their card.
  • Their personal information, like the Green Card holder's name, has legally changed.
  • Their card expired or will expire in six months.
  • Their card is a prior version (it looks different than the Green Cards issued today).

Permanent residents also use Form I-90 to request new versions of Green Cards when taking up or leaving commuter status, turning 14 years of age, or because USCIS automatically made them a permanent resident.


When do conditional permanent residents use Form i-90?

Permanent residents who have a conditional Green Card use Form I-90 for the following reasons:

  • Their card was lost, stolen, or was sent by USCIS but never received.
  • Their card was destroyed, partly destroyed, or mutilated.
  • USCIS made a mistake on their card.
  • Their personal information, like their name, has legally changed.

If you became a conditional permanent resident through marriage and your card is expiring within the next 90 days, you can request to remove the conditions on your card by filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. If you became a conditional permanent resident by making a financial investment in the U.S., you can request to remove conditions by filing Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions.

It is possible for USCIS to refuse to replace a Green Card, for example, if an applicant doesn't present requested information, doesn't attend a biometrics appointment, has been convicted of a certain crime, the reason the applicant was given the Green Card no longer exists, etc. When this happens, USCIS notifies the applicant of the reason for the decision and if they can request reconsideration.


How long does it take to renew or replace a Green Card?

After filing Form I-90 it may take several months or more to receive your new Green Card. This is why it is very important to file as soon as the card is lost, stolen or damaged, or in advance of your Green Card's expiration.


How much does it cost to renew or replace a Green Card?

The following is a breakdown of the different fees associated with Form I-90 with application assistance:

  • Application assistance fee: $190
  • Application fee: $455
  • Biometrics fee: $85
  • Total: $730