Filling out government forms is never a walk in the park, and mistakes can lead to costs and delays. Confidence in what kind of information your I-90 application is asking for takes a lot of stress out of your submission. Off the tops of our heads, most of us don’t know what our “class of admission” is, so let’s start with that.
Your Class of Admission is asked on Item Number 14 on your Form I-90. Essentially this 3-digit code identifies the category of your lawful residence status. For example, you could be identified as a “Self Petition unmarried son/daughter – of US Citizen – Family Sponsored First Preference” aka B16, or a “Brother or sister of a country-region place U.S. citizen” (F41). There are hundreds of 3-digit codes that correspond with each of these categories, the complete USCIS list can be found here, but the best way to know how you were classified is to look at your Permanent Resident Card under Category. It is typically one or two letters followed by a single number.
To be clear, this states the status under which you were granted permanent residence, not the category that you entered the United States under. If you have more questions about form I-90, check out this article.
Are you eligible to apply for renewal?
Are you currently living in the United States?
Have you lived in the US for more than 3 months?
Did you enter the United States with an active visa or green card?
Are you married to a US citizen?
What is your Gender?
Which of these options best describes your Green Card?
Did you obtain the Green Card through marriage?
Is your Green Card going to expire in the next 6 months?
Is your Green Card going to expire in the next 10 months?
What type of Green Card do you have?
What is your Green Card issue date?
What is your Green Card expire date?
What is your Green Card Category Code?
Do you have a Passport?
Do you have a Driver License?
Do you understand English and agree to review the entire application before signing and submitting to the USCIS?
Are you sure that you do not understand English or do not agree to review the entire application before signing and submitting to the USCIS?
You are probably not eligible to apply.
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