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If you have been outside the US for more than one year you need to apply for a SB-1 returning resident's visa.
If you have been there for less than one year you can get a transportation foil at the US embassy which will allow you to board a flight.
How long have you been outside the US.
Oh dear, you really will have a very hard time now getting a returning resident visa. You must qualify and provide the evidence required:
Qualifying for Returning Resident Status
Under provisions of immigration law, to qualify for returning resident status, you will need to prove to the Consular Officer that you:
You must also submit supporting documents that show the following:
If you cannot provide the evidence of your ties to the US and proof of the extraordinary circumstances that kept you from returning you will need to be sponsored all over again.
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You can get a transportation foil to return to the US from the US Embassy but because you have been gone 3 years they would not give that to you.
Once you have been gone more than one year you have to get the SB1 returning resident visa. I gave your the requirements in my answer above for that visa.
You cannot replace or renew a card in UK.
The Embassy has to give you a document to come back here to do that.
Even if you had not lost your card, when you got to the US and they saw you were gone 3 years they would not allow you to enter as a permanent resident because you abandoned that after one year outside the country.
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