• Kyle Persaud

What happens if you lose your green card?

Updated: Mar 27

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If you’re a lawful or conditional permanent resident of the U.S., and you have lost your green card, don’t worry. Just because your green card has been lost stolen, or destroyed, doesn’t mean you will be deported. You can obtain a new green card by filling out Form I-90 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


If you are a lawful permanent resident, you can apply for a new, replaced green card, through Form I-90, if


· Your green card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed;


· Your green card was issued but never received;


· Your green card had been mutilated;


· Your green card has incorrect data because of Department of Homeland Security error;


· Your name or other biographic information has been legally changed since your green card was issued;


· Your green card has expired or will expire within six months;


· You have reached your 14th birthday and are registering as required;


· You are a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status;


· You are a commuter who is taking up actual residence in the U.S.;


· You have been automatically corrected to lawful permanent resident status;


· You have a prior edition of the Alien Registration Card.

If you are a conditional permanent resident, you may apply for a new, replaced green card, through Form I-90, if


· Your green card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed;


· Your green card was issued but never received;


· Your green card had been mutilated;


· Your green card has incorrect data because of Department of Homeland Security error;


· Your name or other biographic information has been legally changed since your green card was issued;


If you need a new green card for any other reason, you may also be able to obtain one through Form I-90; contact the USCIS or a qualified immigration lawyer to ask.


You can file Form I-90 online. Click here for a copy of Form I-90. Click here and here for instructions on how to file.

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