The supporting documents you'll require to fill in the application to replace or renew a permanent resident card depend on why you need a new one. Typically, it's best to have your old card, if possible, and a government-issued ID.
You'll use Form I-90 when it's time to renew your green card or when: Your card was stolen, lost, or destroyed. The card was mutilated. The card wasn't received, though it was issued. Your biographic information was legally changed. The card features incorrect data. You reached your 14th birthday and must register.
To renew your lawful permanent resident status with the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90), you'll want to start five to six months before it expires. If you do it sooner than this, the USCIS will probably reject it. If you require a green card replacement, you should do it as soon as [...]
I Need Help with the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. How Can Citizen Concierge Assist?
Citizen Concierge is affordable for green card renewal and replacement. When filling out the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, you'll get a package designed by lawyers to help you avoid the most common errors.
Older green cards might not have an expiration date, and they're often valid. However, you might have to replace yours with a more current one. If you notice "Form I-551" on the corner of your card, it's valid. However, Forms I-151, AR-103, and AR-3 are now obsolete.
There's no extra fee or penalty if the green card expired. When it does so, you continue as a permanent resident. However, the law requires you to carry an unexpired and valid green card at all times. Therefore, it's best to renew the expired card as soon as you can.
If you're only temporarily abroad (under one year), you can file your application from outside the US. However, it makes more sense to do so when you're living in the United States. The USCIS schedules the biometrics screen once you've applied, and it's generally in a few weeks. Likewise, the card must be sent to [...]