Abandonment of Status (Form I-407)

Please do not send the Form I-407 to the Guangzhou Field Office.  We no longer process these requests.

If you wish to abandon your U.S. permanent residence and relinquish your permanent resident card (“green card”), you may file the Form I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status. The Form I-407 is available here (PDF 345 KB). It is important that your submission include your email address and return mailing address (provide the address in English and Mandarin). 

Where to File:

Please do not send the Form I-407 to the Guangzhou Field Office.  We no longer process these requests.

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

Individuals who wish to voluntarily record abandonment of their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status must submit the Form I-407 via regular or express mail to:

USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 Unit
124 Leroy Road
PO Box 567
Williston, VT 05495

USCIS anticipates that processing times at the Eastern Forms Center, from receipt to completion, will be within 60 days, which does not include mailing time to or from outside of the United States. The Guangzhou Field Office is unable to provide you with case status updates.

If you send the Form I-407 to the Guangzhou Field Office, we may reject the submission or forward it to the USCIS Eastern Forms Center. We will not be able to provide you with tracking information.

Any questions should be directed to the USCIS Contact Center.

After Submitting the Form I-407:

Once your Form I-407 is processed, you will revert to your previous status as a non-resident of the United States. You will need to comply with any visa requirements for nationals of your country of citizenship for any future travel to the United States.

The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Abandoning your permanent resident 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.