On May 25, 2005, the U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that
effective May 31, 2005, all applications to renew or
replace Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as
Green Cards, must be filed with a central USCIS "lockbox"
in Los Angeles, California. All applications shall be
filed with the lockbox, regardless of where the
For more details, please see the
USCIS press release