USCIS Extends Green Card Validity Extension to 24 Months for Green Card Renewals

As of Sept. 26, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is automatically extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) for an additional 24 months. This is applicable for all for lawful permanent residents who file replacements and extensions of their Permanent Resident Card.

Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. must file a Form I-90 to renew an expiring or expired Green Card. Previously, Form I-90 receipt notices provided a 12-month extension of the validity of a Green Card, but now, 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. In addition, those with pending Form I-90’s will also receive the 24-month extension through amended receipt notices from USCIS.

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.

USCIS has indicated that if a permanent resident does not have a valid, non-expired Green Card and requires evidence of lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive their replacement Green Card, they should request an appointment at a USCIS Field Office by contacting the USCIS Contact Center. USCIS may then issue an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after Form I-90 is filed.

If you require assistance to replace or renew your green card, please contact us now. If you require assistance to Replace Your Green Card or renew your green card, you may contact us at (678) 978-5848.

If your mailing address changes while your case is pending, please update it through your USCIS Online Account, if you have one.