When filing Form I-90, applicants need to provide specific personal documentation to verify their identity and any changes to their legal name. Accurate and current documents are crucial for a successful application process.
Applicants must present a copy of a valid government-issued form of identification. This includes a driver’s license, state ID, or any other form of government-issued photo ID. The document must be current and contain the individual’s name, photo, and date of birth.
- Example of acceptable IDs:
- State ID or Driver’s License: Must be unexpired or issued within the last six months.
- Military ID: Only if applicable and must be current.
Evidence of Legal Name Change
If the applicant has changed their name legally since the issuance of their Green Card, they must provide evidence of the name change. Acceptable documents may include a marriage certificate, a divorce decree, or a court order showing the legal name change.
- Documents demonstrating name changes must be:
- Certified copies: Must be legible and government-issued.
- Related to the name change: Direct evidence linking the new name to the previous one.
Applicants need two passport-sized photographs that meet immigration services requirements. The photographs should be color prints, 2 inches by 2 inches in size, taken within 30 days of the Form I-90 application to ensure they reflect the applicant’s current appearance.
- Photograph requirements:
- Size: 2”x2” (inches)
- Color: Full color, with a white to off-white background
- Head Position: Facing forward, with a neutral expression and both eyes open
- Additional guidelines:
- Avoid uniforms or garments resembling uniforms.
- Head coverings for religious purposes are acceptable, provided the full face is visible.