How Much Does it Cost to Renew a Green Card? 
In 2020, the green card renewal fee for Form I-90 is $540 total.
An Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, or Form I-90, is a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form which allows applicants to obtain, replace or renew a green card.
If your green card is expired or soon-to-expire, has been lost, destroyed, damaged or stolen, then you must file Form I-90 with USCIS.
This article will discuss Form I-90 filing and application process, fees, required documents and processing time.
Who should use Form I-90?You must file Form I-90 to renew or replace a green card if:
You are a permanent resident whose 10-year green card has expired or will be expiring in the next six months;
You are a permanent resident whose green cards have been damaged, lost, destroyed or stolen.
You can also fill out Form I-90 in the following situations:
You never received your issued green card
You legally changed your biographical information since the current green card was last issued
An error exists on the green card whose fault is the Department of Homeland Security
You have commuter status and will take up residence in the United States
Your immigration status was automatically converted to "green card holder". This applies to a narrow group of people, such as "Special Agricultural Workers."
You have an earlier edition of the Alien Registration Card that must be replaced with a current green card.
The permanent resident has turned 14 years of age
What supporting documents are required?The form alone is not enough to apply for a replace or renew a green card.
You will need to provide supporting evidence as well.
The supporting documents that are required for filing Form I-90 vary depending on the reason you are applying for a new green card.
Your green card is among the supporting documents unless you never received it, or it was lost.
This table summarizes the documents you need to submit under different circumstances.
USCIS can reject your form if information about your family name, mailing address and date of birth are missing.
USCIS allows you to submit photocopies of supporting documents unless it states otherwise.
If the documents are written in a language other than English, you will need to include a certified translation of those documents with your form I-90
If you do not sign the form, USCIS can also reject it.
How much does it cost to file Form I-90?As of February 2020, the green card renewal fee for Form I-90 is $455. There is an additional biometrics fee of $85 for the fingerprinting process. The total cost is $540.
Both these fees may be waived by completing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.
In order to waive these fees, the applicant will need to prove financial hardship resulting in the inability to pay the fees.
To apply for a fee waiver, you must complete a separate form and submit supporting documentation about your financial situation.
If approved, both the filing and biometrics fees ($540 total) will be waived, and you will pay $0.
Fees paid to USCIS are nonrefundable.
In some circumstances, you may be exempt from paying one or both fees if:
Your Green Card was issued by USCIS, but you never received it
Your Green Card contains errors made by DHS
You qualify for a fee waiver.
However, you pay only $85 if you turned 14 in the past 30 days and your Green Card will expire after you turn 16.
When filing Form I-912, you will provide documentation showing that you qualify based on one of the following criteria:
You, your spouse, or the head of household living with you, are currently receiving a means-tested benefit (Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, SSI).
Your household income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
You are currently experiencing financial hardship that prevents you from paying the filing fee, including unexpected medical bills or emergencies.
If you are waiving the fee, you are not eligible to submit Form I-90 online. You must mail in a paper document.
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