LM and her husband, while helping a green card holder deal with his situation, came across the following on the Montréal Consulate’s website, which contains this excerpt:
“If you wish to file for the Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status you may visit the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal without an appointment on any Wednesday between 2PM and 3PM.
Please bring the following documents:
• Proof of identity;
• Your green card and a copy;
• A reentry permit (even expired), if applicable, and a copy;
• A completed I-407 (601KB PDF) form and a copy.”
Re the other consulates in Canada, only Toronto mentions green card abandonment. Toronto’s instructions offer the options of appearing at the consulate or mailing it in. I note that Toronto says, “We will return a copy of your completed I-407 to you as your receipt.”
So, it varies from place to place (what else is new?), but if you live relatively near a consulate or embassy, it may be worth checking with them to see if you can bring in your I-407 in person and get a receipt on the spot.
Also at LM‘s suggestion, I’ve created a link-list to all Brock posts regarding green cards, which is in the sidebar under “List of Links by Subject.”