Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Any individual with LPR status may file a Form I-407 to formally record abandonment of LPR status.  Form I-407 can be downloaded from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/i-407.

The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of an individual who is 17 years of age or younger may file a Form I-407 on behalf of the minor. In this case, each parent, custodian, or legal guardian must sign the form and consent to the submission of the form.  The minor does not need to be present, but the relationship and identity of the persons signing for the minor should be clear and certain.  If there is only one parent, guardian, or custodian, proof (e.g., a death certificate, custody decree, or guardianship papers) must be submitted.

Form I-407 may be filed by individuals who are outside of the United States or at a port of entry.  You may file Form I-407 in person in a location with a USCIS international field officeat the U.S. port of entry, or by mail to the USCIS international field office. The U.S. Embassy in Sofia does not have a USCIS international field office.

Addresses for USCIS International offices where Form I-407 may be filed by mail directly can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/international.

Filing by mail or in person requires the submission of the same documents:

  • Completed, signed Form I-407, or signed statement of abandonment;
  • Form I-551 (permanent resident card), if available.  If not available, the appropriate box in Part 1, item 11.b should be checked;
  • All other issued USCIS booklets and cards, if applicable;
  • Documents showing the relationship and identity of the persons signing for the minor, if necessary.

Please note that if you choose to file form I-407 by mail, you must sign the form or the statement of abandonment of status. Unsigned Form I-407 or unsigned statement of abandonment will be rejected and returned unprocessed by USCIS.

There is no fee for filing I-407.