USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Replacing Permanent Resident Cards (Form I-90)

USCIS issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of requests to replace Permanent Resident Cards using Form I-90. The effective date for this policy is January 16, 2020. Comments are due by January 30, 2020.

This guidance, contained in Volume 11, Part B of the Policy Manual, consolidates and replaces the guidance in Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 51, the AFM’s related appendices, and policy memoranda. The guidance contained in the Policy Manual is controlling and supersedes any prior guidance on replacing Permanent Resident Cards.

Policy Highlights

  • Reaffirms eligibility requirements for replacing a PRC.
  • Clarifies that I-551 stamps issued for temporary proof of LPR status may only be placed on an Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94) (with photo) or an unexpired passport.
  • Provides guidance for LPRs seeking commuter status and for those in commuter status seeking to take up residence in the United States.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20011633.

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