How to Apply to Replace Your Green Card
If you are a permanent resident who needs to replace your Green Card or a conditional resident who needs to replace your two-year Green Card for any of the reasons listed below, you may begin the application process for a replacement Green Card by:
- Online E-Filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.
- Filing a paper Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card by mail.
If your Form I-90 application is approved, you will be mailed a replacement Green Card with a 10-year expiration date from the date it is issued.
When to Replace a Green Card
You will need to replace your Green Card if:
- Your previous card was lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed
- Your card was issued to you before you were 14 and you have reached your 14th birthday (unless your card expires before your 16th birthday)
- You have been a commuter and are now taking up actual residence in the United States
- You have been a permanent resident residing in the United States and are now taking up commuter status
- Your status has been automatically converted to permanent resident status (this includes Special Agricultural Worker applicants who are converting to permanent resident status)
- You have a previous version of the alien registration card (e.g., USCIS Form AR-3, Form AR-103 or Form I-151 – all no longer valid to prove your immigration status) and must replace it with a current Green Card
- Your card contains incorrect information
- Your name or other biographic information on the card has been legally changed since you last received your card, or
- You never received the previous card that was issued to you by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
How to Find Out the Status of Your Application
- You may check the status of your application online. If you have immigration-related questions, you may call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: TTY 800-767-1833. You should be prepared to provide the USCIS staff with specific information about your application, such as your receipt number, Alien Registration Number, name and date of birth.