Green card Renewal Process
For applicants looking to renew their permanent residency card.
When do I renew my green card?You should renew your Green Card if:
1) You are a Permanent Resident
2) Your card is valid for 10 years
3) The card will expire within the next 6 months or the card is currently expired.
How to ApplySubmit Form I-90 either by mail or online submission.
If by online submission: You must first create a USCIS online account to track and manage your case online and then submit following the instructions and providing the necessary evidence.
If by mail: If you submit a paper Form I-90 application, you will receive a USCIS Account Acceptance Notice in the mail with instructions on how to create a USCIS online account. The advantages of having a USCIS online account are that you can:
What if you are outside of the U.S.?If you are outside the United States and your green card will expire within 6 months, 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, before attempting to file Form I-90 for a renewal green card for specific instructions.
What to do if your request is denied?If your application is denied, you will receive a letter explaining the basis for the decision. While you will not be able to appeal the decision, you may file a motion to reopen or reconsider with the original office who adjudicated your case.