I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
Use this form to replace your Permanent Resident Card (also known as your Green Card).
Before filing your I-90, check to see if you're eligible to become a U.S. citizen.
DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card. If you are a conditional resident, you must submit one of the following:
- Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through marriage; or
- Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through financial investment in a U.S. business.
Beginning in January 2021, if you are applying to renew your Green Card, your Form I-90 receipt notice (also known as Form I-797) will say the following and can be used with your expired Green Card as evidence of your lawful permanent resident status:
This notice provides evidence of your lawful permanent resident status for 12 months from the expiration date on your Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card). You remain authorized to work and travel. This notice, presented with your expired Permanent Resident Card, is evidence of your status and work authorization.
If you do not have your Green Card or your card expired more than 12 months ago, you will need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a new Green Card, and we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form. Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp instead of filing a Form I-90. If you need assistance, contact the USCIS Contact Center.
If USCIS already accepted your application to renew your Green Card and you have not been issued a biometrics appointment notice, USCIS will mail you a new receipt notice to use with your expired Green Card as temporary evidence of your lawful permanent resident status.
If you do not receive this receipt notice or your notice is lost or damaged and you have a USCIS online account, you can print a copy of the notice for your records. If you need to demonstrate proof of status or have a need to travel, please reach out to our USCIS Contact Center.
As a lawful permanent resident, you must have a valid, unexpired Green Card or equivalent documentation with you at all times. Applying for naturalization does not change this requirement.
What This Form Can Help You Do
02/27/17. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the 02/27/17 edition despite the expiration date. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.
You have two options for filing your Form I-90 application with USCIS:
- Online; or
- By mail (paper).
- Pay your filing fee online;
- Check the status of your case;
- Receive notifications and case updates;
- View personalized case completion date estimates;
- Respond to requests for evidence; and
- Manage your contact information, including updating your address.
Attorneys and accredited representatives: You can also create an online account, which will allow you to manage all of your clients’ applications in one place.
You cannot file your Form I-90 online if you are applying for a fee waiver.
Filing Your Form I-90 by mail
Mail your paper application to the addresses below:
U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 21262
Phoenix, AZ 85036-1262
FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
Attn: I-90 (Box 21262)
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850
Applications and petitions that are not mailed to the appropriate filing location may experience processing delays.
Filing Tips: Go to our Form Filing Tips page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your form.
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 1 – Information About You
- Family Name
- Mailing Address
- Date of Birth
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
If you file Form I-90 on paper, we will scan the documents into our system for electronic processing. If you do not already have a USCIS online account, we will create one for you once we receive your paper application. You will receive a USCIS Account Acceptance Notice with instructions on how to access your USCIS online account.
Note for Attorneys and Accredited Representatives: You should have only one USCIS online representative account. When you receive an Account Acceptance Notice for a paper form filed at a USCIS lockbox for your client, please ensure that you enter the same personal information that you provided on the Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, submitted with your client’s original application, petition, or request. If the information you use to access your online representative account does not match the information you provided on the Form G-28, you may be unable to access your client’s case.
Even if you do not use your USCIS online account, we will continue to process your properly completed and signed Form I-90. You will receive notifications and updates about your application by mail through the U.S. Postal Service. If you need assistance, contact the USCIS Contact Center.
If you would like to receive an e-Notification when we accept your Form I-90 at the USCIS lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and attach it to the first page of your application. You can continue to receive updates about your case status by creating a USCIS online account.
(see Special Instructions for exceptions). A biometric services fee of $85 may also be required. Refer also to Special Instructions below for the table "Filing Fees by Application Reason".
If you file your Form I-90 by mail (paper), you may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
If you are filing Form I-90 because you never received your Green Card, you do not have to pay a filing fee as long as you meet these criteria:
- We mailed the card more than 30 days ago;
- It was returned to us as undeliverable; and
- You have not moved from the address you provided us.
However, you must submit:
- A copy of the Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that USCIS approved to grant your Green Card; for example, Form I-485, Form I-751, Form I-829, or Form I-90;
- A copy of government-issued identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph and signature.
If you are filing the Form I-90 because your current Green Card contains incorrect information due to a Department of Homeland Security error, such as a misspelled name, you do not have to pay a filing fee. However, you must send us:
- The original card that contains the incorrect information; and
- Evidence documenting your correct name or biographical information.
Filing Fees by Application Reason:
Reason for Application
(A) My card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
(B) My previous card was issued but never received.
(C) My card has been mutilated.
(D) My existing card has incorrect data because of DHS error.
(E) My name or other information has been legally changed.
(F) My card will expire within six months or has already expired.
(G1) I have reached my 14th birthday, and my existing card will
(G2) I have reached my 14th birthday and my existing card will
(H1) I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.
(H2) I am a commuter who is taking up residence in the U.S.
(I) I have been automatically converted to permanent residence status.
(J) I have a prior edition of the card, or I am applying to replace my card for a reason not specified above.
Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-90. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.
If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.
If your previous card has been lost, stolen, destroyed, or mutilated, did you provide the following?
- A copy of your Green Card or a government-issued form of identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature
If your previous card was issued but never received, did you provide the following?
- A copy of a government-issued form of identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature, and either
- A copy of your latest Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that should have resulted in the issuance of your Green Card, or
- A copy of the page in your passport showing the I-551 stamp you received upon admission if you were admitted as an immigrant
If your existing card has incorrect data because of a Department of Homeland Security error, did you provide the following?
- Your original Green Card
- Proof of your correct biographical data
If your name or other biographic information has legally changed, or if your card has incorrect data and the error was not caused by the Department of Homeland Security, did you provide the following?
- Appropriate legal documents that reflect new or correct biographical data
- A copy of your Green Card
If your existing card has already expired or will expire within six months, did you provide the following?
- A copy of your expired/expiring Green Card
If you have reached your 14th birthday, did you provide the following?
- A copy of your current Green Card
If you are a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status, did you provide the following?
- Evidence of your employment that is dated within the last six months
- A copy of your Green Card
If you are a commuter who is taking up actual residence in the United States, did you provide the following?
- Evidence of your U.S. residence. If proof of residence (such as utility bills) are in your spouse or parent’s name, provide a copy of your original marriage or birth certificate
- Copy of your Green Card
If you have been automatically converted to lawful permanent resident status, did you provide the following?
- Evidence of your temporary residence status
- A copy of a government-issued identification document that contains your name, date of birth, photograph, and signature
If you have a prior edition of the Alien Registration Card, or are applying to replace your current Green Card for a reason that is not specified above, did you provide the following?
- Copy of your Alien Registration Card or Green Card
Withdrawing an Application
If you wish to withdraw your Form I-90, you must submit a written request to:
Potomac Service Center
2200 Potomac Center Dr., Stop 2425
Arlington, VA 20598-2425
We will not issue any refunds if you withdraw your application or cancel your request.
E-Notification: If you want to receive an email and/or text message when we accept your form at a USCIS lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your application.
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