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Jan 28, 2021

USCIS Replaces Sticker that Extends Green Card Validity

Catriona M. Davenport

USCIS recently announced that, starting this month, it will no longer issue stickers extending the validity of expired permanent resident cards to lawful permanent residents (“LPRs”). The agency has instead revised the Form I-90 receipt notice, which will be used with the expired card to demonstrate status for an additional twelve months from expiration.

Historically, those applying to renew an expiring green card received a sticker on their green card at their biometrics appointment. This sticker extended the green card for twelve months from its expiration. Now, when LPRs file a Form I-90 to replace their expiring card, the receipt notice will contain language extending the validity of the card while the application remains pending. This is similar to the system in place for those filing to remove conditions on their permanent residency (Forms I-751 and I-829).

If you need to renew your LPR card, or need assistance with an immigration matter, please contact Catriona Davenport at cdavenport@gands-us.com or call our office at (215) 395-8959.

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