My friend applied for a GC replacement because he had lost his GC. He got a weird RFE saying that upon review there is

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Customer: Hi. My friend applied for a GC replacement because he had lost his GC. He got a weird RFE saying that upon review there is no record of his LPR status and for him to provide proof of his LPR status.The issue is that he obviously doesnt have his GC as it was lost which is the reason for the application obviously. It says in the RFE he can provide his passport biographical page.Questions1. What do you recommend he do in this situation ? Is it likely this was some sort if mistake by the USCIS officer in issuing this RFE?2. It says he can provide the evidence to respond via his online USCIS account. If he goes the online route , can he produce a typed written explanation letter about how he lost his GC and doesnr have proof his LPR status via the online web site? Do you think that would be smart idea?Thanks
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Hello! My name is***** and I am a US licensed immigration attorney with more than 43 years of experience, plus I was an immigration law professor for 10 years.

I am here to assist you with your questions. If I do not respond quickly, I promise I will reply as soon as I can. It may take a little time to research and write your answer.

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Questions 1. What do you recommend he do in this situation ? Is it likely this was some sort if mistake by the USCIS officer in issuing this RFE?

FC:  Although it is possible that CIS made a mistake ... the bigger issue is what documents your friend has ... perhaps a passport stamp?   Perhaps an I-797 approval notice?

2. It says he can provide the evidence to respond via his online USCIS account. If he goes the online route , can he produce a typed written explanation letter about how he lost his GC and doesnr have proof his LPR status via the online web site? Do you think that would be smart idea?

FC:  Paper is better than going online.

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For #1, he has nothing. Hes been in the US for like 30 years.
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With FOIA form G-639 he can get a copy of his immigration file.

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