Chapter 3 - Expired Permanent Resident Cards

To deter fraud and enhance security, field offices generally collect expired Permanent Resident Cards (PRCs) encountered through the normal course of business, unless the PRC has an extension sticker.

Offices that have collected expired cards should follow agency procedures to update applicable systems and destroy the expired cards.

8 CFR 211.5 - Alien commuters

8 CFR 264.5 - Application for a replacement Permanent Resident Card

INA 101(a)(20) - Definition of lawfully admitted for permanent residence

INA 262 - Registration of aliens

INA 264 - Forms for registration and fingerprinting


No appendices available at this time.

POLICY ALERT - Replacing Permanent Resident Card

January 16, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual regarding eligibility requirements, filing, and adjudication of requests to replace Permanent Resident Cards using the Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Form I-90).



Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”

October 08, 2019

This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].


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