- USCIS is extending green card validities from 12 months to 24 months
- Individuals with lawful permanent resident status may receive the automatic extension if they properly file a Form I-90 to renew a green card that has expired or will expire
- On September 26, USCIS started printing amended pending Form I-90 receipt notices
- A Form I-90 receipt notice and expired green card can be used as proof of lawful resident status
- Appointments are available at USCIS Field Offices to help individuals who need to provide evidence of lawful permanent resident status
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is now automatically extending the validity of green cards (Lawful Permanent Resident Cards) to 24 months instead of 12 months.
Individuals with lawful permanent resident status are eligible for the extension if they correctly file their Form I-90 to renew a green card that has expired or will expire soon. USCIS has updated the language on existing Form I-90 receipt notices to reflect the change, and it started to print amended receipt notices for those with a pending Form I-90 on September 26, 2022.
Those affected by longer application processing times can provide proof of lawful resident status by presenting their Form I-90 receipt notice and an expired green card.
Individuals who do not have a green card but need to provide evidence of their lawful permanent resident status while waiting for a replacement green card can contact the USCIS Contact Center to request an appointment at a USCIS Field Office. An Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp may be issued to show evidence of lawful permanent resident status.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services