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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Automatically Extending the Validity of Permanent Resident Cards

Effective September 26, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) to 24 months for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90, “Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.”

Lawful permanent residents who properly file Form I-90 to renew an expiring or expired Green Card may receive this extension. Form I-90 receipt notices had previously provided a 12-month extension of the validity of a Green Card.

USCIS has updated the language on Form I-90 receipt notices to extend the validity of a Green Card for 24 months for individuals with a newly filed Form I-90. On September 26, USCIS began printing amended receipt notices for individuals with a pending Form I-90.

Next Steps for Employers

Employers should be aware that these receipt notices can be presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status as proof of lawful permanent resident status as they await their renewed Green Card.

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