Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status (I-407): You may submit the required Form I-407 “Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status” by mail to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services at the addresses provided below; in person to a Customs and Border Protection officer at a U.S. port of entry; or in person before a Consular Officer at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consular Section. For general information about Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/i-407.

Please download Form I-407 (PDF) and complete Part 1 (and, if you are using an interpreter, Part 2 as well). You are encouraged to submit Form I-407 by mail or at a U.S. port of entry, unless you are abandoning your LPR status in conjunction with an already-scheduled U.S. non-immigrant visa interview. To schedule an appointment for a non-immigrant visa, please visit: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-ca/niv.

As of March 26, 2015, parental consent is required to file Form I-407 on behalf of a minor (age 17 or under). Both parents must sign Form I-407 on behalf of their minor child. If there is only one parent, guardian, or custodian, proof of sole legal custody must be submitted. Please complete Part 1, number 14.a-14.d. If appearing in person before a consular officer or at a U.S. port of entry, bring an original document proving your sole legal custody of the child (e.g. a death certificate, custody decree, or guardianship papers). If abandoning LPR status by mail, enclose a copy of that proof (originals will not be returned) with your documents.

To abandon your LPR status by mail: Please mail your signed Form I-407, your I-551 (“Green Card” — if lost/stolen/mutilated/otherwise unavailable, indicate this in Part 1, item 11.b), and all other issued USCIS booklets and cards, if applicable, to the address below.

Note: Any submissions containing an unsigned I-407 form will be rejected and returned unprocessed by USCIS.

Via regular mail:
DHS/USCIS Mexico City
P.O. Box 9000
Brownsville, TX
78520
USA

Via UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc.:
DHS/USCIS Mexico City
225 S. Vermillion Ave.
Brownsville, TX
78521
USA

To abandon your status at a U.S. port of entry: Please visit a U.S. port of entry, and bring with you your completed Form I-407, your I-551 (“Green Card” — if lost/stolen/mutilated/otherwise unavailable, indicate this in Part 1, item 11.b) ), and all other issued USCIS booklets and cards, if applicable. See additional requirements (above) for minors.

To abandon your status in person before a Consular Officer: If you are not abandoning your LPR status at the same time as your scheduled non-immigrant visa interview, you must have an appointment in order to abandon your LPR status in person. Please send an email with the Subject Line “Request for Appointment to Abandon LPR Status” to request an appointment at your desired location:

You will not be able to schedule an appointment unless all of the following details are provided in your email for each person who wishes to enter the Consular Section:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (city and country)
  • “A” file number as listed on I-551 (“Green Card”)

Once you have submitted that information, the Consular Section will respond to your email and assign you to the next available appointment slot. On the date of your appointment, please bring (for each person abandoning their LPR status): (Do not sign the form – you will sign it during your appointment)

  • Your Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551 or “Green Card” – if lost/stolen/mutilated/otherwise unavailable, indicate this in Part 1, item 11.b)
  • All other issued USCIS booklets and cards, if applicable.
  • For minors: Proof of sole legal custody (see above) if both parents do not sign Form I-407.