Lost, stolen, or expired Green Cards
My Green Card is Lost/Stolen/Expired
If your green card is lost, stolen, or expired and you have not been out of the U.S. for more than a year, you may apply for a boarding foil any Monday-Friday between 8:30-9:00. In order for us to process your request, you need to demonstrate that:
- You were an LPR at the time of departure from the United States
- You are maintaining a residence in the United States and have not been outside the United States for a year or more.
- At the time of departure, you intended to return to the United States
At the time of the interview, you should bring the following with you to the Embassy:
- A valid passport, driver’s license, or any other official document bearing a photograph.
will also need to fill out a completed form I-90. You may fill out the form at the Embassy or prepare
it in advance.
- One un-mounted, full-face photographs, taken within the past six months . The face should covers about 50 percent of the area of the photo. For additional information, please click here .
- Evidence of lawful permanent resident status such as stamp in passport, photocopy of card, etc .
- Form I-551 (green card). If the form was lost or stolen, please present a police report (if applicable and available) documenting when the Form I-551 was lost or stolen.
Please note the Embassy does not issue replacement green cards. New green cards can only be obtained in the United States from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.