Emergency Green Card Replacement

If you need to travel and are unable to do so because your green card was lost or stolen please review instructions here to decide whether you would like to file form I-131A to apply for a boarding foil. Please be advised that if you plan to file a Form I-131A to apply for a LPR boarding foil, please note that you must pay the filing fee online on the USCIS website before appearing in person at a consular section. Information on the new form and fee is located here. You must bring evidence of payment, in the form of a printed email receipt notice or confirmation page, when you appear in person to file Form I-131A. As with all immigration fees, USCIS does not issue refunds, regardless of the decision on the application.

To apply, please request an appointment by sending an email to consulbratislava@state.gov; please ensure that the words “Form I-131A Appointment Request” appear in the subject line of your email. You will need to ensure that you have completed all instructions required by USCIS prior to requesting your appointment.

Please make sure to bring the form I-131A to your scheduled interview along with your valid passport, a receipt of the payment fee, a recent photo size 5×5 cm in color, documentary proof of when you last departed the United States and  your return flight reservation.

Transportation boarding foils are issued within 2 working days, provided you come with all the required documents and have paid the filing fee in advance. The issued boarding foils are valid for 30 days.

Expired Permanent Resident Cards – If you have an expired permanent resident card with a 10-year validity period, you do not need a transportation letter/boarding foil. The airline may board you with the expired card, providing you meet all their other conditions for travel.

You may find additional information on and instructions for the I-131A here.