From Nov. 12-15, Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, Available for Filing in USCIS ELIS

On Nov.12, USCIS will make Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, temporarily available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). We will use a two-stage approach in launching the I-90 capability. The first stage will be a 72-hour limited introduction from 10 a.m. Eastern on Nov. 12 until 10 a.m. Eastern on Nov. 15. As part of this effort, USCIS will process and formally adjudicate any Forms I-90 submitted through USCIS ELIS during the limited introduction. The second stage will occur early in 2015 when the Form I-90 is fully implemented in USCIS ELIS.

Why should I participate?

  • Be one of the first to experience our redesigned electronic application process;
  • Submit a Form I-90 application electronically, upload required evidence, and pay your fee all in one transaction;
  • Receive access to specific and timely case status information; and
  • Provide valuable feedback to help us improve your overall experience with USCIS ELIS.

How do I participate?

Please visit our website during the limited introduction outlined above. Please note you must create a new USCIS ELIS account to participate. Once you create your account, you can begin your I-90 application.

Those who choose to participate must start a Form I-90 application in USCIS ELIS before the limited introduction ends and will have 30 days to complete and submit your Form I-90 application within USCIS ELIS. If you fail to complete your Form I-90 within 30 days, USCIS will delete your online application and you will need to file a paper Form I-90.

Who may participate?

Permanent residents needing to replace or renew their permanent resident card may participate.  Those who participate may be asked to complete an anonymous USCIS survey about your experience or participate in a feedback session. Participation in the survey or feedback session is completely voluntary and will not impact the adjudication of your application. 

Attorneys and accredited representatives may not file a Form I-90 within USCIS ELIS during the limited introduction. Attorneys, accredited representatives and customers who do not want to file electronically through USCIS ELIS will still be able to file paper Form I-90s.

For more information

If you have any questions about this effort, including how to file Form I-90 through USCIS ELIS, please contact our Customer Contact Center at

Thank you for your interest in USCIS ELIS. Your participation will help us continue to improve and modernize the process for filing and adjudicating immigration benefits. In 2015, USCIS plans to fully implement Form I-90 within USCIS ELIS based on feedback from this effort. 

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/12/2014