Starting on November 12, 2014, USCIS will begin a trial test of expanding its on line electronic immigration system, known as USCIS ELIS, to include an application to replace a Permanent Resident Card commonly known as a green card. During the 3 day test period, an applicant can submit his or her application on line, pay the required fee, and upload the needed evidence, all as part of a single transaction. USCIS will process and formally adjudicate any such applications submitted through USCIS ELIS during the limited introduction. Applicants can obtain case status information through USCIS ELIS and be able to provide USCIS with feedback.
After the trial period ends, USCIS intends to implement an application to replace a Permanent Resident Card through the USCIS ELIS portal in early 2015.
Stewart Rabinowitz practices United States immigration and nationality law. He is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is an immigration law firm representing businesses, families, and individuals.