What is Form I 90 for?
Form I-90 is used for Permanent Residents to replace a damaged, missing, or incorrect card as well as for the renewal of existing green cards. Please note that conditional permanent residents such as individuals on a fiance visa or business investment visa are subject to different rules and cannot use Form I-90 as a means to renew their conditional visas.
Important Items to Note on Form I90
- For individuals who commute outside of the U.S, you are considered an Alien Commuter
- Alien Commuters who reside outside of the U.S. may input a foreign mailing address but the USCIS will not mail permanent residence cards to a foreign mailing address.
- Alien Commuters must input a U.S. Port of Entry where he or she exits and enters the country so that the USCIS knows to mail the new green card there for pick up
- Reasons for renewal that require a filing fee and biometric service fee
- 2.a. or 3.a. My previous card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed
- 2.c. or 3.c. My previous card has been mutilated
- 2.e. or 3.e. My name or other biographic information has been legally changed since issuance of my existing card
- 2.f. My existing card has already expired or will expire within six months
- 2.g.2. I have reached my 14th birthday and am registering as required. My existing card will expire BEFORE my 16th birthday
- 2.h.1. I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.
- 2.h.2. I am a commuter who is taking up actual residence in the United States.
- 2.i. I have been automatically converted to lawful permanent resident status
- 2.j. I have a prior edition of the Alien Registration Card, or I am applying to replace my current Permanent Resident Card for a reason that is not specified above.
- Reasons for renewal that do not require a filing fee and biometric service fee
- 2.b. or 3.b. My previous card was issued but never received
- 2.d. or 3.d. My existing card has incorrect data because of Department of Homeland Security error
- For reason 2.g.1. I have reached my 14th birthday and am registering as required. My existing card will expire AFTER my 16th birthday. Biometric service fees are required but not filing fees
What is the filing fee for form I-90?
Please check the above instances for whether you are required to pay the filing fee and/or biometric service fee. The filing fee for Form I90 is $455 and the biometric service fee is $85. Forms must be submitted through check or money order from a financial institution located in the United States and in U.S. currency. Checks should be made payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please spell out the entire name instead of using a shortened acronym.
Applicants under certain financial circumstances can file a fee waiver form (I-912) to waive the filing and biometric fees. An example of valid circumstance is an individual living at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines.