Part 3, Question 1 on Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, asks about the “location where you applied for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status.” In other words, they want to know where you applied for your green card.
Adjustment of Status
If you filed an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) because you were already in the United States, the location will be the “City, State” of the USCIS office where you filed. Usually this is the service center that processed your I-485 application. You may need to review your original paperwork if available. In rare cases, the location may be a court if an immigration judge granted your permanent residence.
The location where your adjustment of status was granted is the USCIS office that approved your I-485 application. You can find this information on your green card.
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If you applied for an immigrant visa through consular processing, the location will be the “City, Country” of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you initially submitted an application for your visa.
If you entered the U.S. with an immigrant visa (consular processing), be sure to complete questions 3.a. and 3.a1. For 3.a., your destination is the U.S. state that you initially settled. For example, if you entered the U.S. in Nogales, Arizona, but you were on your way to stay with family in Denver, Colorado, your destination was “Denver, Colorado.”
For 3.a1, your port of entry was “Nogales, Arizona” using the example above. For additional step-by-step guidance on these I-90 questions, try CitizenPath’s online I-90 preparation service.