Form I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

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You can only use Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, if you are a permanent resident (read: a green card holder) in the United States. Besides this obvious minimal requirement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also specifies that a permanent resident can file this form under special conditions.

Typically, you want to apply Form 90 when your current green card is about to expire and you need another green card (which will be issued for another 10 years). You can also use Form I-90 when you need to update your green card or get a replacement if your current green card is lost, stolen, or damaged.

Keep in mind, however, that you cannot use Form I-90 to replace the green card if you are a conditional permanent resident. Conditional permanent residents are the immigrants who moved to the U.S. as a spouse to a U.S. citizen or another permanent resident. You also cannot use Form I-90 as an investor to the American business (USCIS lets you obtain the conditional residentship if you invest $1 mln in the U.S. economics).

You need to apply Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, when your current green card expires within the next 3 months (90 days).

General Form I-90 instructions

Follow the recommendations below to file Form I-90 with USCIS:

  • Sign the application form. If your form is not signed, USCIS will reject your application. We also strongly recommended to write block letters to improve the legibility of the text.
  • Do not omit or hide any information that USCIS requests from you in the application form.

If you think that the information you provide may make you ineligible for a new green card, you should consult a lawyer to figure out a solution.

For example, if you committed a crime, USCIS may decide that you cannot renew your green card. Naturally, not paying for the parking tickets does not mean that you cannot prolong your residency in the U.S. for another 10 years simply because USCIS considers only serious crimes (such as a robbery) as a bar to granting permanent resident status.

  • if you make an error when writing information into the form, you have to start a new application form (which is not a problem as the application form is available for free on our website or on USCIS website).
  • Gather the supporting documentation for your petition.

Provide evidence such as police reports, a birth or marriage certificate, or similar documentation if you want to renew your green card. Without the supporting evidence, USCIS will reject your Form I-90 application.

USCIS usually requires the copies of the documents to support your Form I-90. But if you decide to include the originals when there are not requested by USCIS, then the immigration officer or worker at USCIS may destroy these originals.

Form I- 90 fee

Currently, the filing fee for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, is $455. On top of this fee, you should be ready to spend another $85 for the biometric services (USCIS may need your photographs, fingerprints, and signature), although you may not need to pay the biometrics fee.

As with all other forms, USCIS mentions that you can pay the filing fee for Form I-90 using a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. You can also pay using your credit or debit card provided you filed Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.

Filing Fees by Application Reason:

Reason for ApplicationForm FeeBiometric ServicesTotal

(A) My card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.

$455

$85

$540

(B) My previous card was issued but never received.

$0

$0

$0

(C) My card has been mutilated.

$455

$85

$540

(D) My existing card has incorrect data because of DHS error.

$0

$0

$0

(E) My name or other information has been legally changed.

$455

$85

$540

(F) My card will expire within six months or has already expired.

$455

$85

$540

(G1) I have reached my 14th birthday, and my existing card will
expire after my 16th birthday.

$0

$85

$85

(G2) I have reached my 14th birthday and my existing card will
expire before my 16th birthday.

$455

$85

$540

(H1) I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.

$455

$85

$540

(H2) I am a commuter who is taking up residence in the U.S.

$455

$85

$540

(I) I have been automatically converted to permanent residence status.

$455

$85

$540

(J) I have a prior edition of the card, or I am applying to replace my card for a reason not specified above.

$455

$85

$540

Form I-90 processing time

The U.S. government does not specify the exact timeframe for renewal of their permanent resident card. In most cases, it takes 6-12 months to process your information and take a decision to issue a new green card in your case or not.

Where to send Form I-90

You can send you Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, to three USCIS mailboxes. You can only send the application to the specific mailbox depending on the state where you live, though. Visit the Where to File section on the Form I-90 page to get the exact information.

Form I-90 PDF

You can download Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, for free directly from our website.

Download the I-90 application form for replacing a permanent resident card

March 25, 2019



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