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How do you renew an expired permanent resident card?

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A United States permanent resident whose 10-year green card has expired or is to expire within the next six months replaces or renews her green card by filing Form I-90, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is acceptable to file the form either electronically or by mail by following the application instructions provided at USCIS.gov.

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As of October 2015, a permanent resident uses either the June 30, 2015 edition or the Dec. 29, 2014 edition of Form I-90 to renew her green card, states the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The eight-page form and its 13-page instruction booklet are available as PDFs from USCIS.gov. As of April 2015, USCIS creates online accounts for all Form I-90 applicants whether the form is submitted electronically or by mail, and USCIS sends the applicant a notice of account creation and instructions on how to access the account. An applicant uses her online USCIS account to check the status of petitions, requests and applications; manage her contact information; and receive notifications and updates on her case. When an applicant files Form I-90 to renew an expired green card, the filing fee is $450, which reflects a $365 form fee and an $85 biometric fee, according to USCIS.gov.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-90 is only used to renew a permanent resident's 10-year green card. Conditional residents use either Form I-751 or Form I-829, depending on their circumstances, states USCIS.

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