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Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Residence Status

If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please contact us by mail or visit our office for further instructions.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 9896
El Paso, Texas 79995

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.

Once the relinquishment is completed, you will revert to your previous status as a non-immigrant and may apply for admission into the United States in the manner of any other person of common nationality.

Abandoning your Permanent Resident Card and status does not affect your ability to apply to immigrate to the United States at some future time. However, you will have to begin the process anew and apply through the usual application process.