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This is just some timeline information for anyone else having to file the I-90 for a lost card as I was not able to find much information when I was researching the subject...

My wife lost her 10 year green card - we waited about six months hoping for it to show up but it never did so we finally bit the bullet and went through the paperwork to get it replaced. One good thing about waiting is that the process before was a form to send in by mail, now it can all be done online. You fill out the form and upload your evidence, pay the 450.00 and you are done.

There were a few things that I had difficulty finding for the form - specifically my wife's A-# Alien registration number. Luckily we keep an email account for just the immigration stuff and have copies of all documents as we went through the process so I was able to get the number and other pieces of information from the old forms.

Here is the timeline to get an idea of what to expect:

2015-05-04 Filled the I-90 online and paid the 450.00 fee by credit card

Evidence provided:

Included photo of the old two year green card (had a photocopy from when we traveled)

Her current driver's license and my current driver’s license (to show the same address)

A copy our health insurance cards

2015-05-08 Received form I-797C Notice of Action via US mail

2015-05-09 Appointment Scheduled for Biometrics on 2015-05-26 at 9:00am

2015-05-12 Biometrics appointment showed up on the website (showed as updated 2015-05-09)

2015-05-14 Received notice for Biometrics appointment in US mail

2015-05-26 Biometrics appointment (no issues) arrived at 9:00am, left at 9:30am

2015-07-15 Noticed the status on website changed to “USCIS has approved your application, petition, or request. USCIS will mail your proof of benefit or USCIS action to you.” - no notice sent to email/phone/mail.

2015-08-10 Received replacement 10 year green card in the mail

When I was looking up the timelines for this (there were not many) the times varied *greatly* depending on when these were filed. The year before (the latest I was able to find) these were taking six months and I was fully expecting six months (the extra time coming between the biometrics appointment and approval). I was pretty happy that step was only six weeks instead of the expected 4-5 months months. I think the norm for these end to end (filing to green card) is about the 2.5 to 3.5 months I experienced unless USCIS is experiencing backups.

The date was reset on the ten year expiration so the card is now good until 2025.

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This is just some timeline information for anyone else having to file the I-90 for a lost card as I was not able to find much information when I was researching the subject...

My wife lost her 10 year green card - we waited about six months hoping for it to show up but it never did so we finally bit the bullet and went through the paperwork to get it replaced. One good thing about waiting is that the process before was a form to send in by mail, now it can all be done online. You fill out the form and upload your evidence, pay the 450.00 and you are done.

There were a few things that I had difficulty finding for the form - specifically my wife's A-# Alien registration number. Luckily we keep an email account for just the immigration stuff and have copies of all documents as we went through the process so I was able to get the number and other pieces of information from the old forms.

Here is the timeline to get an idea of what to expect:

2015-05-04 Filled the I-90 online and paid the 450.00 fee by credit card

Evidence provided:

Included photo of the old two year green card (had a photocopy from when we traveled)

Her current driver's license and my current driver’s license (to show the same address)

A copy our health insurance cards

2015-05-08 Received form I-797C Notice of Action via US mail

2015-05-09 Appointment Scheduled for Biometrics on 2015-05-26 at 9:00am

2015-05-12 Biometrics appointment showed up on the website (showed as updated 2015-05-09)

2015-05-14 Received notice for Biometrics appointment in US mail

2015-05-26 Biometrics appointment (no issues) arrived at 9:00am, left at 9:30am

2015-07-15 Noticed the status on website changed to “USCIS has approved your application, petition, or request. USCIS will mail your proof of benefit or USCIS action to you.” - no notice sent to email/phone/mail.

2015-08-10 Received replacement 10 year green card in the mail

When I was looking up the timelines for this (there were not many) the times varied *greatly* depending on when these were filed. The year before (the latest I was able to find) these were taking six months and I was fully expecting six months (the extra time coming between the biometrics appointment and approval). I was pretty happy that step was only six weeks instead of the expected 4-5 months months. I think the norm for these end to end (filing to green card) is about the 2.5 to 3.5 months I experienced unless USCIS is experiencing backups.

The date was reset on the ten year expiration so the card is now good until 2025.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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Thanks for posting this. I lost my GC when I travelled abroad. I had it when I returned and used it at border control, but I was tired and I don't know what happened to it. We retraced our steps and I prayed that it would show up or someone might hand it in. Unfortunately, no one if they found it, handed it in and we also bit the bullet paying $450 which we couldnt afford with Christmas and such. We mailed it as the website kept crashing and its been 3 or 4 weeks and nothing. No NOA1, no biometrics, zero contact from them, although I don't have a mobile phone. I will ring them later when my husband comes home as he has the tracking number for the forms we sent. They have however, cashed the cheque/check I sent. Took them nearly a year for AOS and even an email to the president about it. I can see it being just as long again. I am smh as I write this. I don't think they understand that I need my card. I feel trapped here not being able to visit my son in England nor my cat. I am fed up of this immigratioin journey. I am tired of it all. Thanks for posting any way its nice to see that for once it was a pleasant and easy transaction for you and your wife.


Removal of Conditions..  TICK TOCK, TICK TOCK

 

Time to reset the tick tock clock again.   Roll my eyes.

 

GC  Conditional date:  05/26/2015

N400.  Application:      02/28/2018       

Biometrics:                    02/22/2018

 

Waiting............    Roll my eyes again :(

 

USA citizen as of 25th of July 2018. :)

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