USCIS Extending Green Card Validity for I-90 Applicants
USCIS recently announced that it is extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) from 12 months to 24 months now for lawful permanent residents who file Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card) to renew an expiring or expired Green Card. This extension became effective on September 26, 2022.
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. These receipt notices can be presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status. This extension is expected to help applicants who experience longer processing times, because they will receive proof of lawful permanent resident status as they await their renewed Green Card.
If you no longer have your Green Card and you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive your replacement Green Card, you can request an appointment at a USCIS Field Office by contacting the USCIS Contact Center. If you have any questions about this new extension, please contact our office!