APPLY FOR, RENEW, OR REPLACE A GREEN CARD
- Entitles you with an official immigration status in the United States
- Warrants you to certain rights and responsibilities
- If you wish to naturalize as a U.S. Citizen, this is a requirement
Contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if you have questions about applying for, renewing, or replacing a Green Card
Apply for a Green Card
- Find out if you’re eligible.
- If you are eligible, you have to file all valid supporting documents and fees along withForm I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS.
- Your application will be reviewed by UCIS and will you be scheduled for an interview.
- Your green card will be valid for 10 years upon issuance
Renew or Replace a Green Card
Learn how and when to renew or replace your Green Card:
- If your current Green Card expired or will expire in the next 6 months, Renew your Green Card.
- If you lost your Green Card or you are a victim of theft, Replace your Green Card.
Beware of Scams
Scammers and fraudsters can smell applicants not familiar with the immigration, visa, or green card process and they will try to take advantage; you will end up losing your money and disclosing personal and vital information. Learn about common immigration scams and identity fraud.
CERTIFICATES OF CITIZENSHIP AND NATURALIZATION
There are two valid proof of your U.S. Citizenship and these are your Certificate of Citizenship and Naturalization.
How to Get a Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization
- Certificate of Citizenship – if you were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent and they were not able to get your Consular Report of Birth Abroad before your turned 18.
- Certificate of Naturalization – issued to foreign nationals when they become American citizens. You can get copies of a Certificate of Naturalization.
Replace Your Certificates
Replace your Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization if it was lost or stolen.
For questions, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).