What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Green Card and Need to Travel Abroad

If you’ve lost your green card and need to travel abroad, there are a few things you can do to try and get it back. First, contact the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy and let them know what happened. They may be able to help you replace your green card. You can also try contacting the Department of Homeland Security’s lost and found department. They may be able to help you locate your green card.

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What to do if you lose your green card

If your green card is lost or stolen while you’re outside the United States, you should report the loss or theft to the local police and to the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy as soon as possible. You will need to apply for a new green card before you can return to the United States.

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What to do if you need to travel abroad

If you’ve lost your green card and need to travel abroad, there are a few things you can do. First, you’ll need to contact the nearest US embassy or consulate and request a replacement green card. This can take a few weeks, so it’s important to plan ahead. Once you have your new green card, you’ll need to apply for a new passport. You can do this by filling out an application form at your local post office. Once you have your new passport, you’ll be able to travel freely.

How to replace a lost green card

If you have lost your green card or it has been stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement. You can do this by mail or in person at a local USCIS office. The process is generally the same whether you are replacing a lost green card or a stolen one.

To apply for a replacement green card, you will need to submit:
-A completed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.
-Two passport-style photos.
-The filing fee of $365, or $85 if you are under the age of 14 or over the age of 79. Fees may be waived if you can demonstrate financial hardship.
-Evidence that you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States, such as a copy of your previous green card or other supporting documentation.

Once your application is complete, USCIS will review it and schedule an interview at your local office, if required. At the interview, you will need to provide evidence that you are still eligible for permanent residency in the United States. Once your application is approved, USCIS will mail you your new green card.

How to get a travel document if you lose your green card

If you lose your green card while outside the United States, you should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate immediately. The consular officer will assist you in determining if you need a new travel document. If you need a new travel document, you will be required to submit a completed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, along with supporting documentation and a fee. You may also be required to appear for an interview.

What to do if your green card is stolen

If your green card is stolen, the first thing you should do is report the theft to the police. Then, you should contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to request a replacement card. You will need to fill out form I-90 and submit it along with the required fees. Once your replacement card is processed, you will be able to travel abroad and return to the United States.

How to report a lost or stolen green card

If your green card is lost or stolen, you should report it to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You should also carry a copy of the Report of Loss or Theft of Permanent Resident Card (I-797C) form with you when you travel.

To report a lost or stolen green card, you will need to:

Complete the Report of Loss or Theft of Permanent Resident Card (I-797C) form.
Submit the completed form to USCIS.
Pay the $455 filing fee.
You will also need to submit proof of your identity and a copy of your passport page with your photo on it. USCIS may also require additional documentation, such as a police report if your green card was stolen.

Once USCIS has processed your report, they will send you a new green card. In the meantime, you can use your passport as proof of your status in the United States.

How to apply for a replacement green card

If you have lost your green card or it has been stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement card. You can do this by mail or in person at a U.S. consulate or embassy. The process takes several weeks, so you should apply as soon as possible if you need to travel abroad.

To apply for a replacement green card, you will need to fill out form I-90 and submit it to the USCIS along with the appropriate fee. You will also need to submit proof of your identity and a copy of your original green card. Once your application has been processed, you will be sent a new green card.

How to get a travel document if you lose your green card

If you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) and you lose your green card, you should get a travel document right away. A travel document allows you to return to the United States if you travel outside the country.

To get a travel document, you must file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. You should file this form as soon as possible after you realize that your green card is lost or stolen. You can file online or by mail.

There is a fee for this application. If you cannot afford the fee, you can request a fee waiver by filing Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver.

After you submit Form I-131, USCIS will review your application and may schedule an interview with you. USCIS will use the interview to verify your identity and determine whether you are eligible for a travel document.

If USCIS approves your application, they will issue you a travel document called an “advance parole.” This document allows you to return to the United States even though your green card is lost or stolen. Advance parole is typically valid for one year, but it may be renewed if necessary.

How to replace a lost or stolen green card

It is very important to keep your green card safe and protected at all times. If it is lost or stolen, you need to take immediate steps to replace it. Depending on your situation, you may be able to apply for a replacement green card online, by mail, or in person. You may also need to get a special travel document if you need to travel outside the United States before your replacement green card arrives.

If you have lost your green card or it has been stolen, you should:

-Report the loss or theft to the local police
-Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate
-File a Form I-90 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

If you need to travel outside the United States before your replacement green card arrives, you should:

-Apply for a travel document from USCIS
-Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate

How to renew or replace a green card

If you’ve lost your green card or it has been stolen, you’ll need to apply for a replacement card. You can do this by mail or in person at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office.

To apply by mail, send a completed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, and supporting documents to the address listed on the form instructions. Include the correct fees or an approved fee waiver request.

To apply in person, schedule an appointment with your local USCIS office and bring the required forms and documents. Fees must be paid in full at the time of your appointment. You may be able to pay with a credit card, money order, company check or certified or cashier’s check.

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