If you no longer live inside the United States, or otherwise wish to give up your US Permanent Resident Status (Green Card), you must record the withdrawal with USCIS Form I-407. Here’s how to give up or relinquish your green card.
How do I give up my green card?
You can give up your US permanent residency (green card) by filing Form I-407 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Form I-407 records the voluntary abandonment of your status as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. This process is permanent and will require you to re-apply for permanent residency in the future if you decide to return to the US as a permanent resident.
What should I provide when I give up my green card?
When you file USCIS Form I-407 you should include your original green card, if you have it. You should not submit any other documents such as a driver’s license or your social security card.
Will I have any tax obligations if I give up my green card?
If you file USCIS Form I-407 your name and the filing date will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service by USICS. There may be significant income tax consequences when you are no longer a lawful permanent resident, such as being subject to an expatriation tax.
What if I am 14 years old or younger?
If you are a green card holder that is 14 years of age or younger, your parent, custodial parent, or duly appointed legal guardian must sign and consent to submit Form I-407.
- The parent or custodial parent must submit evidence to establish the parental relationship with the minor
- The duly appointed legal guardian must submit evidence of guardianship for the minor
What if the green card holder is an incapacitated adult?
If you are a green card holder as an incapacitated adult, the duly appointed legal guardian must sign and consent to submit Form I-407.
- A duly appointed legal guardian must submit evidence of guardianship for the incapacitated adult
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