What is the purpose of Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card?


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Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, is used by permanent residents to apply for a replacement or renewal of an existing Permanent Resident Cards (green cards).

Most people use Form I-90 to renew their green card, but typical reasons to replace a green card include:

  • Your card was lost, stolen or destroyed
  • Your card was issued but never received
  • Your card was mutilated
  • Your card has incorrect data
  • Your name or other biographic information has been legally changed
  • You have reached your 14th birthday and are registering as required

Did you know minor mistakes on your I-90 application can result in costly delays?
Prepare your I-90 online with us in only 15 minutes. We guide you through the complete application process and provide help to answer questions such as this one. Our personalized filing instructions will allow you to file your complete application today knowing that you did everything right!

Conditional permanent residents may only use Form I-90 to replace a green card. Form I-90 should not be used by conditional permanent residents that want to renew their status or remove the conditions of their residence. There are two options for conditional permanent residents with expired green cards:

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