Sample Cover Letter To Voluntarily Abandon Green Card

There could be circumstances wherein a Permanent resident has to relinquish his Green Card. In order to do so he will be asked to state his reasons as well as furnish the USCIS with supporting documents such as in the sample cover letter to voluntarily abandon the green card.

Applicant's Full Name
Mailing Address
City, State, and Zip Code

[Insert Date]

U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate
[address to be determined based on where the applicant lives]

Re: Form I-407, Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Applicant: [Your Full Name]
A-Number: [Your Alien Registration Number]

To Whom It May Concern

On [insert date] I was granted Permanent Residence. I am now seeking to voluntarily abandon my Permanent Resident Status due to [insert reason e.g. tax purposes, receiving a better opportunity abroad, no established ties to U.S., etc.].

Enclosed please find the following supporting documents:

  1. Letter from the IRS;
  2. Proof of accepted opportunity abroad;
  3. Evidence of established ties abroad;
  4. Evidence of no established ties in the U.S.
  5. Photocopies of front and back of Permanent Resident Card, A-Number XXXXXXXXX;
  6. Any other supporting documents

I fully understand approved voluntary abandonment is not reversible, and that I will lose all privileges granted as a legal resident. I further understand that this does not bar me from re-applying for Permanent Residency in the future.

I hereby request that this agency process my Application for Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status at the earliest convenience. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [insert address]. Thank you kindly for your time, as well as consideration rendered in this matter.


[Insert Name]

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