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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, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.
Filing a paper Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card by mail.
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.
Versions of Green Card That Are No Longer Valid
If you have a previous version of the alien registration card (e.g., USCIS Form AR-3, Form AR-103 or Form I-151), you must replace it with a current green card.
What the Law Says
Section 264 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states, "Every alien in the United States . . . shall be issued a certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card in such form and manner and at such time as shall be prescribed under regulations . . .." It also says, "Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him . . .. Any alien who fails to comply with [these provisions] shall be guilty of a misdemeanor ..." The specific requirements and procedures for applying to renew an expiring green card are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] at 8 CFR section 264.5.
Documents to bring to consultation:
Permanent Resident card
Money order or check for $540
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime, please bring a certified final court disposition(s)