Green Card Replacement Applications Can Now Be Submitted Online

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new mobile option for filing an application to replace a permanent resident card (form I-90). The USCIS has designed this mobile form to be a convenient, user-friendly means for lawful permanent residents (i.e. “green card” holders) to replace lost or stolen green cards, or renew permanent resident cards or I-551s that are expiring.

Mobile Access for Applicants

Form I-90 can now be completed using a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet. Accompanying evidence for the I-90 may also be submitted by simply taking a photo of the document and uploading it directly from the mobile device.

USCIS Online Account Required

In order to use the mobile I-90 form, one must create a USCIS online account. There is no fee to create this account, and doing so provides other benefits, such as the ability to track the status of an application and to communicate with the USCIS through via secure inbox.


Although the mobile option does not change the substance of the form I-90, this option should make the application process more convenient for many. The USCIS has long been working to provide online filing as an option for stakeholders. Hopefully, the ability to file electronically will expand in the near future to many other types of filings, as it will save time and money for both the USCIS and for applicants, though there are security concerns that must be considered in the equation.


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