On this page you will find information on:
- How to Apply To Renew a Green Card
- How to Renew a Green Card If You Are Outside the United States
- When to Renew a Green Card
- How to Find Out The Status Of Your Application
- How to Appeal If Your Application Is Denied
- Getting Help
- Versions of Green Card That Are No Longer Valid
- What the Law Says
How to Apply To Renew a Green Card
If you are a permanent resident whose 10-year green card has expired or will expire within the next 6 months, you may begin the renewal process 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.
How to Renew a Green Card If You Are Outside the United States
If you are outside the United States and your green card will expire within 6 months (but you will return within 1 year of your departure from the United States and before the card expires), you should file for your renewal card as soon as you return to the United States.
If you are outside of the United States when the card expires and you have not applied for the renewal card prior to your departure, you should contact the nearest U.S. Consulate, USCIS office, or U.S. port of entry before attempting to file Form I-90 for a renewal green card.
When to Renew a Green Card
You should renew your green card if you are a permanent resident with a Form I-551 valid for 10 years and the card is either expired or will expire within the next 6 months.
Note: If you are a conditional resident and your status is expiring, these instructions do not apply to you. In that case, you must use Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence, to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status. For more information, see our Conditional Permanent Residence webpage.
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