USCIS revises filing requirements and mailing address for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on April 27, 2009 that they have made minor changes to the process of applying for a replacement Permanent Resident card. These changes apply to all applicants applying via paper form, including those applying because their previously issued card was never received and those who have cards with incorrect data due to a USCIS error. These changes do not apply to those applicants filing Form I-90 electronically, or those whose residence is located outside the United States.

One of the changes involves the submission of all supporting documentation at the time of applying (mailed along with a completed Form I-90). Prior to this change, applicants were asked to bring supporting documentation with them to their biometrics appointment.

Additionally, the Direct Mail address has been changed. The USCIS mailing address for completed Form I-90 was originally a Lockbox facility in Los Angeles, CA. Due to the closing of this facility the new USCIS Lockbox facility address for Form I-90 is in Phoenix, AZ. Applicants have been instructed to mail their applications to the addresses provided below:

USCIS P.O. Box 21262 Phoenix, AZ 85036

If utilizing a courier service (FedEx, UPS, etc):

USCIS ATTN: I-90 1820 Skyharbor Circle S Floor 1 Phoenix, AZ 85034

The USCIS released Questions & Answers relating to these new minor changes. The questions deal with what to do if you have already submitted Form I-90 to the Los Angeles Lockbox facility, and what would occur if an application was mailed to the wrong address.

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