Question Raised by Sacramento Immigrant Focuses on Permanent Resident Card
As an immigration lawyer, I find that there’s often a need to make clarifications regarding specific forms. There are so many forms associated with immigration it’s easy to become confused.
This happened the other day when someone from Sacramento had a question regarding her permanent resident card, which is commonly known as a green card.
Purpose of Replacement Green Card
It is important to understand that a replacement green card is not intended for someone whose status as a conditional resident is expiring or to replace a non-permanent visa. The replacement card is for people who already possess a permanent resident card. The immigrant from Sacramento did already hold a green card.
Replacement cards are intended for those who have had a legal change in biographic data, whose card contains incorrect information due to an USCIS error, if you need to renew your green card or if you were issued a card but never received it.
You do not file a for a replacement green card if you’ve changed your address
You may report a change of address via the USCIS at www.uscis.gov.
Filing for Replacement Green Card
An I-90 application, which may be filed electronically or by mail, is used when applying for a replacement card. Supporting evidence must also be submitted. Depending upon your situation, forms and types of evidence will vary. A complete list of filing fees can be found here.
The process can get fairly complicated, as I noted to the Sacramento resident who needed to file for a replacement of her green card. You must offer your reason for the replacement card clearly and accurately and this reason influences how to accurately complete the form. A knowledgeable immigration lawyer can help facilitate this process.
Contact us now here at the Ranchod Law Group and schedule an appointment at one of our office nearest to you (Sacramento or Santa Clara) – Call now or send an email or use the contact form to explain your situation and an attorney will be in touch once your situation has been evaluated.