Lost Green Card
Green Card Holders that have lost, got stolen, or many other cases we specify below, should apply for a
Green Card Replacement process through Form I 90.
When should you replace your green card?
If any of the conditions listed below fits your case, then you should start the Renewal/Replacement Green Card process:
- Your Green Card was lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed.
- You got your Green Card before you were 14 and you have reached your 14th birthday
(unless your card expires before your 16th birthday).
- Individuals that have "Commuter Status" or are automatically being converted to
permanent status should also replace their Green Cards.
- You have a previous version of the permanent resident 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AR-103 or Form I-151 – all no longer valid to prove your immigration status) and must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 Green Card/Permanent Resident Card contains incorrect information or you have legally changed your name or
any other biographic information.
- You never received the previous green card that was issued to you by U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS).
If your case fits in any of those conditions then you can start now your green card replacement process.
Why Should You Replace Your Lost Green Card?
If you have lost your green card, these are the main reasons why you should start the green card replacement process immediately:
You cannot apply for a new job. Employers will require you to
present a valid green card , so
if you lost your green card this could cause you a disqualification from a job opportunity.
Re-entry to the United States after travel abroad requires a
valid/unexpired proof of permanent residence. If your green card
is expired or you lost it and you plan to re-entry the U.S. you might be required to pay a steep re-entry fee or this could even create you delays or
more significant immigration problems.
You cannot apply for a driver's license or renew it.
You cannot apply for mortgage loans to buy a house since most mortgage
lenders will require a current green card that has not expired.
You cannot apply for U.S. Citizenship. U.S. Naturalization
process requires a valid - not expired green card.
When will I receive my new Green Card?
It will take an average of 3 - 4 months to receive your new green card, But
in just 3 weeks you will receive a receipt notice from the USCIS that you can use as a valid
replacement for your lost green card while you wait for the real one.
Renew Your Green Card Before Trump’s New Immigration Reform Gets Approved and Comes into Force
President Trump’s new reform to the legal immigration system will affect all green card holders who obtained their green card through family ties. We strongly recommend you to renew your green card before the new immigration reform gets approved otherwise you could risk your chances to renew or replace your green card. Click HERE to learn more about this.
Expired Green Card
Has your Green Card expired?.
If your green card has already expired or is
about to expire then you should start a Green Card Renewal process through Form I-90. Click here to read more
about renewing a green card.
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