Abandoning Lawful Permanent Resident Status (I-407)

Form I-407 may be filed by individuals who are outside of the United States.

Filing by mail:
The decision to abandon lawful permanent resident (LPR) status is strictly voluntary. If you wish to abandon your LPR status, you are encouraged to directly file Form I-407 by mail with a USCIS Eastern Forms Center at the address below.

Mailing address:

USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 unit
124 Leroy Road
PO Box 567
Williston, VT 05495, U.S.A.

Note: Beginning July 1, 2019, USCIS will no longer accept Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status at international field offices by mail or in person.

For details, please visit USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-no-longer-accept-i-407-international-field-offices

Documents required for filing by mail:

Completed and signed I-407 form or signed statement of abandonment

Please read the instruction carefully when you fill out Form I-407.

The form must be filled out by the individual abandoning lawful permanent resident as completely as possible in English. The form must also be signed by the individual. Any prior versions of Form I-407 will not be accepted starting July 29, 2019.

If the LPR is 14 years of age or younger, their parent, custodial parent, or duly appointed legal guardian must sign and consent to submitting Form I-407.

  • The parent or custodial parent must submit evidence to establish the parental relationship to the minor.
  • The duly appointed legal guardian must submit evidence of guardianship for the minor.

If the LPR is an incapacitated adult, the duly appointed legal guardian must sign and consent to submitting Form I-407.

  • A duly appointed legal guardian must submit evidence of guardianship for the incapacitated adult.
Permanent Resident Card (I-551) If available. If not available, the appropriate box in Part 1, item 12.b, should be checked
All other USCIS issued booklets and cards e.g., Reentry Permits (I-327). If applicable, the document name(s) should be written at Part1. 12.d.

 

NOTE: DO NOT mail passport to the USCIS Eastern Forms Center. Please also note that any submissions containing incomplete or unsigned Form I-407s will be rejected and returned to the sender unprocessed by USCIS.

SPECIAL NOTE: Abandoning your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and status does not affect your ability to apply to immigrate to the United States again in the future. However, you will have to begin the process anew and apply through the regular application process.