Green Card Renewal and Replacement Process Made Easy
Form I-90, applications to replace and renew green cards, can now be submitted to USCIS directly online by simply creating an account, submitting the necessary supporting documents, and paying the filing fee. The steps to submitting your online application are as follows:
- Step 1– Create a USCIS online account.
- Step 2– Select “Click to File a Form I-90 Online” and start your application
- Step 3– Upload your supporting evidence (Note: it is recommended that you read the “Evidence Upload”, “Evidence Categories and Sample Documents for Form I-90,” and “Upload Instructions” sections before you begin uploading your documents to ensure accuracy).
- Step 4- View snapshot and electronically sign your application by typing your full name in the space provided on the Review Application page.
- Step 5– Pay Application fee with a valid debit or credit card, or by providing your bank routing and checking account numbers. The total filing fee is $450.
- Step 6– Receive appointment at USCIS application support center (Note: you are required to attend this appointment and must provide biometric information such as passport-style photograph, signature, and fingerprints).
- Step 7– Respond to any requests for evidence if applicable.
- Step 8– Continue to check the status of your case through your USCIS online portal until you receive your Green Card.
Should you still still wish to submit a paper Form I-90 application, you can also create a USCIS account to track and manage your case online with the following advantages:
- To check the status of your case,
- Receive notifications and updates on your case,
- To respond to requests for evidence, and
- To manage contact information such as home address updates, etc.
Upon submitting your paper form I-90 application, you will receive a USCIS account acceptance notice by mail with instruction on how to create an online account. From there you will be able to manage your case information.
Should you choose not to utilize the online account option at all, USCIS will still continue to process your application and you will continue to receive notifications and updates about your case by regular paper mail. Please note that this could be a much lengthier process.
For more information on how the online portal can make your filing experience more convenient, check out USCIS’s tips for filing the form I-90 online.