What Happens if My Green Card is Lost or Stolen?

What Happens if My Green Card is Lost or Stolen?

A green card, which is written proof of your existence as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., is necessary in order for you to show proof of your legal immigration status and your right to live and work in the country. As time goes on, you may lose or irreparably damage your green card or someone may steal it. If you are in this situation, there are options for you to replace your green card. In order to replace your green card, you must complete, sign, and submit a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You must include the appropriate filing fee and any other required evidence and supporting documentation along with your form. If you want to receive an e-Notification about the submission of your Form I-90, you must complete and submit Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance along with your Form I-90. You can submit your application by mail or online. After you submit Form I-90 to USCIS, you will receive a receipt notice by mail at the address that you provided on your application, along with a notice on your USCIS Online Account. If you don’t already have an online account, USCIS automatically will create one for you and send you instructions about how to access it. You then will receive a Form I-797 Notice, which gives you the time and date of your biometrics appointment at a USCIS Application Support Center. If USCIS needs more information from you, it will send you a Request for Evidence. You must upload the requested evidence to your online account within the time frame specified on the notice. Finally, you will receive a written decision by mail and in your online account, along with your replacement green card. A green card is essential proof of one’s immigration status, and in this political climate, it is essential that you have your green card in your possession at all times. We can help you guide you through the process of replacing your green card, but we also are here to help you with your legal matters, including deportation. The deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., pride themselves on aggressively representing the interests of those immigrants who are facing potential deportation by American immigration authorities. Our goal is to gather evidence in your favor, build on a strong case on your behalf, and develop a strategy that is best designed to help you remain in the United States and move on with your life. The earlier we can get started with your case, the more likely you are to prevail in your deportation proceedings. Don’t hesitate to contact us today and learn what we can do to assist
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