Abandonment Of Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card)

The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, one should give careful thought to abandoning lawful permanent resident status. Please also note that once you have abandoned your lawful permanent resident status, you will need to apply for the appropriate visa for future travel to the U.S.

Any individual with Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status may file a Form I-407 to formally record abandonment of LPR status. There is no filing fee for this form. The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of an individual who is 17 years of age or younger may file a Form I-407 on behalf of the minor; signatures from both parents or legal guardians are required. Review the I-407 instructions document for complete information.

Filing by Mail: I-407 Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status Form and Instructions are linked from the USCIS website. Appearing at a U.S. Embassy is not required to process this form. Forms may be submitted via international mail to the Eastern Forms Center in Vermont as address below

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 Unit
PO Box 567
Williston, VT 05495
United States

For FedEx, UPS, DHL or other express/registered deliveries:

USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 Unit
124 Leroy Road
Williston, VT 05495
United States

If choosing to file by mail, please be sure that the forms are correctly completed and signed as any submissions containing an unsigned Form I-407 will be rejected and returned unprocessed by USCIS. The current edition of the I-407 form must be used. Include a self-addressed international post envelope so that a copy of the processed I-407 form may be returned to you for your record. It is strongly recommended that you make a copy of the I-407 and other submitted documents before mailing them to USCIS.

Filing in Person at the Embassy: In very rare circumstances, the U.S Embassy in Jakarta may allow you to submit a Form I-407 in person if you need immediate proof that you have abandoned your LPR status. The most common need for an expedited application is to apply for an A or G visa. If need to file the I-407 form in person at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, you must make an appointment through the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit at . You should bring your original permanent resident card, current valid passport, and one copy of each to the interview. Do not sign the form until Consular personnel have instructed you to do so.

Filing at a Port of Entry: You may also submit Form I-407 to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at a U.S. port of entry.

Whenever you travel to the United States or apply for a U.S. visa, bring a copy of the processed I-407 as you may be requested to present a copy of the form.