Green Card Renewal - Immigration Direct
July 21, 2012
-- USCIS Form I-90, Application To Replace a Permanent Resident Card is used to replace or renew an existing Green Card. The most important thing that you must know about a Green Card is that you must apply for renewal before it could expire, as a Green Card is valid for a period of ten years. If you were granted a conditional permanent resident card, you cannot renew your conditional Green Card. You can apply for a Green Card valid for ten years by applying to remove conditions on your conditional status. This Green Card renewal form may be used by the lawful permanent residents to replace or renew their existing Green Cards. They can apply for renewal, if their card will expire in six months or if it has already expired. They may apply for replacement, if their card was stolen, lost or damaged. Conditional permanent residents may use the Green Card renewal Form I-90 to apply for a replacement of their existing conditional Green Cards, but they cannot renew their conditional permanent resident card.
Green Card Renewal Form I-90 – General Instructions
All questions on the form must be answered correctly without any false information. Once the application is filled make sure that you sign it and send it with the right filing fee. Certain documents must be submitted as initial evidence to establish your eligibility. You need not send original documents, legible photocopies may be sent as initial evidence. Once your form is sent, it will be checked for accuracy and completeness, by the USCIS before approval. You will receive a notice from the USCIS regarding the biometrics appointment, at a local USCIS Application Support Center, after your form is approved.
You must pay a filing fee of $365 and a biometrics fee of $85, if you are filing the Green Card renewal form because your card was stolen, lost, mutilated or destroyed. The same fee applies if you want to change any biographic information on your card and to renew your expired or expiring Green Card. A total filing fee of $450 which includes the filing fee and biometrics fee, must be paid, if your status was automatically converted to permanent resident status and to get a new version of the Green Card, if you possess an old edition of the card. You need not pay the filing fee, but a biometrics fee of $85 must be paid, if you have not reached your 14th birthday, since you received your Green Card. You need not pay the filing fee and the biometrics fee, if your card was never received and if your card contains incorrect information due to the administrative errors of the USCIS.