Giving Up Your Green Card

Filing an Abandonment of Status

The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, one should give careful thought before abandoning lawful permanent resident status.
Green Card holders who voluntarily wish to relinquish their Legal Permanent Status can no longer relinquish their status here at the Consulate in Casablanca. They are now required to file the Form I-407 by mail directly to the nearest USCIS International Office.

_ The Form: I-407 is available here: http://www.uscis.gov/i-407

_ Addresses for USCIS International Offices can be found here: http://www.uscis.gov/international

The USCIS International Office nearest to Morocco is the Rome Field Office. The address is:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Department of Homeland Security
American Embassy
Via Sallustiana 49
00187 Rome, Italy

If you wish to travel to the United States as a visitor for a temporary stay, you must apply for a non-immigrant visa through the regular process AFTER you complete the I-407 Abandonment process. Please bring proof to your non-immigrant visa appointment that you have completed the I-407 process directly with USCIS. Do not schedule an interview for a non-immigrant visitor visa before completing the I-407 abandonment process.

Once the I-407 is completed, you will revert to your previous status as a non-resident of the US. In order to visit the U.S., you will need to comply with visa requirements for nationals of your country of citizenship.
Abandoning your Permanent Resident Card and status does not affect your ability to apply to immigrate to the United States at some future time. However, you will have to begin the process anew and apply through the usual application process.