Here's the gist of my situation:
I recently had my whole purse stolen from my car and it contained my 2-year conditional green card. I filed a police report immediately. The green card was going to expire in February 2021. I also have a copy (front and back) of my green card.
I would like to leave the US to visit family in the next few months (once i receive my new Canadian passport), but i'm unsure whether I should apply for a new 2-year green card (i-90 form) or simply get a stamp in my passport once it arrives. I've read here that some folks have had success taking that route, but others have said that they will not accept an appointment to put the stamp in if you haven't already filed the i-90. I know that the replacement green card can take over 6 months to arrive, by which time I will need to apply to remove conditions and get my 10-year green card. I'm afraid that USCIS will reject my application because my card will be expired by the time they issue it.
Any advice on what I should do? Do I apply for the new card (i-90) anyways or can I get away with the stamp in my passport only?
Thank you for your time!