United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently implemented changes to the green card renewal process.

Key Points:

  • Applicants who file Form I-90 to replace expiring green cards will receive the revised receipt notice in the mail approximately seven to ten days after USCIS accepts the application. The notice will be printed on secure paper and will serve as evidence of legal residence and work authorization when presented with the expired green card. The notice will remain valid for 12 months after the expiration of the original green card.
  • Form I-90 applicants who have not been issued a notice for a biometrics appointment and are in possession of their green card will no longer have to appear at an USCIS application support center to obtain temporary evidence of their status as a legal permanent resident. Applicants who already have a biometrics appointment scheduled will not receive a revised notice, but instead will be issued an extension sticker at their biometrics appointment.

BAL Analysis: The change will make it easier for legal permanent residents to retain evidence of their legal status and work authorization after applying to renew their green cards. Additional information is available on USCIS’s Replace Your Green Card page.

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