Mobile Filing Option Launches for Green Card Replacement

Lawful permanent residents– green card holders– now have the option to file the online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card and to also upload any required evidence through a mobile device. Along with the new filing option, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has also redesigned the online Form I-90 for easier site navigation.

Mobile filing, available to applicants not using the assistance of an attorney or an accredited representative, is designed to add convenience to the process of green card renewal or replacement.

“The new mobile-responsive design provides an intuitive method for answering questions, navigating through sections, and uploading evidence on a mobile device,” according to a USCIS press release on the July 25 launch.

As Form I-90 filing requires applicants to provide certain evidence– a copy of a government-issued identification, for instance– USCIS guidance suggests taking a photo of the ID and then directly uploading from the mobile device. And while no substantive differences exist for those filing the online form and those using the mobile option, mobile users will find a “more personalized experience as users are directed to answer only those questions specific to their case.”

For applicants interested in accessing the online Form I-90 requires creating a USCIS online account, available at https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/. Account set up is free and offers a variety of features like the ability to track the status of an application and to communicate with USCIS through a secure inbox.

Those who don’t retain an attorney or other accredited representative continue using the existing previous online form.

Additional information and application process guidance around Form I-90 is available at uscis.gov/i-90.