Renew Your Green Card,Apply for a New One Before it Expires
If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States whose 10-year Green Card will expire within the next 6 months, you may fill the Form I-90, provided by USCIS. The renewal application can be completed online or sent via postal mail along with the corresponding fee.
If you are outside the United States and your Green Card is still valid, you should file your application as soon as you return to the country. Otherwise, if you are outside of the United States when your card expires, you must contact the nearest American Consulate, USCIS office or Port of entry before submitting the I-90 Form.
The renewal process starts six months before your card expires. Do not apply for renewal too early. Remember that incomplete forms are not processed by USCIS. Do not forget to sign and date your application. You will be required to pay a fee of $450 to USCIS (2014). This includes the filing fee $365 and the biometrics fee $85. Please note that this fee is subject to change.