The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced it will automatically extend Lawful Permanent Resident (“LPR”) Form I-551 “Green Cards” from 12 months to 24 months to an LPR who files a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (“Form I-90.”). Form I-90 is used for many purposes to replace, renew or reissue a Green Card.
In the case of renewal of an expiring Green Card, the USCIS has updated the language on Form I-90 receipt notices extending Green Card validity to 24 months for an LPR who files a new Form I-90. Receipt notices can be presented with Green Cards as evidence of continued LPR status.
The USCIS is issuing the receipt notices with extended validity to help LPRs who experience longer processing times because of USCIS backlogs in processing immigration benefits.
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