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Form I-90

What is Form I-90?

Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), is used to renew or replace Permanent Resident Cards. The Green Card is evidence of a person’s status as a Lawful Permanent Resident, and although an expired green card doesn’t always mean an individual’s status as a green card holder expires, the renewal of the Green Card is vital as evidence of that status for things just as work and travel. The Form I-90 is commonly used if a 10-year green card is expired or about to expire or if any green card needs to be replaced due to being lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed, etc. 

Green Card Renewal:

The process to renew a green card via Form I-90 can begin six months before a green card expires. Renewing a green card is straightforward, allowing you to continue living and working in the United States without interruption. Individuals with 10-year green cards use this form use this application, and people with 2-year conditional green cards should not use it. 

Green Card Replacement:

Whether a 2-year or 10-year green card is held, Form I-90 is used anytime a replacement card is needed due to a card being lost, stolen, a name change occurring, incorrect information on a green card, etc. 

When to file Form I-90:

The timeline for filing Form I-90 will depend on the reason for filing. 

For renewals of the green card, the application can be filed up to 6 months before the Green Card expiration. 

For replacements of the green card, which can happen for various reasons, the application can be filed whenever a replacement is required.

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Generally, this form is filed separately from other forms and doesn’t require any other forms to be filed simultaneously.

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Updated on May 23, 2023

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