U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards) to 24 months beyond the expiration date for those who file Form I-90.

Key Points:

  • Lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card will receive an automatic 24-month extension instead of the previous 12-month extension.
  • As of Sept. 26, USCIS began issuing amended receipt notices to individuals with a pending Form I-90.
  • Lawful permanent residents can use the Form I-90 receipt notice with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who no longer have their Green Card and need evidence of their lawful permanent resident status while they wait for their replacement Green Card can ask for an appointment at a USCIS Field Office by contacting the USCIS Contact Center. More information for those needing to replace a Green Card is available here.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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