Since 1989, the USCIS has been issuing green cards that expire every 10 years. Lawful
permanent residents who were issued a green card with an expiration date need to renew their
green cards within 6 months of its expiration date. You may not renew your green card that has
an expiration date of more than 6 months.
Applicants have the convenience of walk-in service at their local USCIS Application Support
Centers (ASC). There are more than 120 ASC throughout the country.
There are a few exceptions to the new ASC intake procedures:
- In New York, N.Y., renewal applicants will need to call 1-800-375-5283 in advance to be scheduled for an appointment.
- In Los Angeles, Calif., renewal applications will now be accepted at all ASCs: Wilshire, Buena Park and Fairfax, Bellflower, South El Monte, Santa Ana, Riverside, Gardena, Van Nuys, Pomona, Oxnard and Goleta.
- The following ASCs will not be accepting renewal applications, but have designated different locations for submitting renewal applications. Applicants need to call 1-800-375- 5283 for specific information:
- Laredo, TX: applications will be accepted at the San Antonio, TX ASC
- Columbus, OH: applications will be accepted at either the Cleveland, OH or Cincinnati, OH ASC
- Jackson, MS: applications will be accepted at the New Orleans; Memphis or Birmingham, AL ASC)
- Nashville, TN : applications will be accepted at either the Memphis, TN; Louisville, KY.; or Atlanta, GA ASCs
- Salisbury, MD: will now accept renewal applications.
- In Houlton, Maine, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, applications will be accepted at the port of entry.
To renew your green card, you are required to fill out the Form 1-90 (Application to Replace
Permanent Resident Card). You must provide the following documents along with the application
- Completed Form 1-90 and a check or money order for the $190 application fee.
- Your expiring/expired green card.
- Photocopies of both the front and back of the card
- Two color photographs, as specified on the Form 1-90 instructions.
- Personal identification (e.g., driver's license, state issued identification card or passport)
- If your name has legally changed since your expiring/expired green card was issued,
you must bring documents of the change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree
or court order).
- If you received your Green Card before your 14th birthday and are now over 14 years
of age, you must be fingerprinted. You must bring a check or money order for the
additional $70 fingerprinting fee.