USCIS makes changes to the mark of Green Card extension

USCIS new sticker

From January, the USCIS will replace the sticker that’s used to indicate the extension of the validity of the Green Cards of LPRs. The Form I-557 meant for Green Card will be replaced with Form I-797, a revised Notice of Action.

In the normal course, LPRs go on to file Form I-90 to apply for replacing their Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) as their existing card expires or nears expiry. The revised Form I-797 will act as a receipt to acknowledge USCIS having received Form I-90.

Form I-797 along with the Green Card will make the Green Card valid for another 12 months from the date indicated on the front of the green Card. It will be a temporary proof indicating the status of the LPR. Such a change of status of the Green Card will serve as documentation of identity, authorization of employment, and authorization to come back to the US after a temporary trip.

USCIS makes changes to the mark of Green Card extension

From January, applicants who submit Form I-90 to replace his/her Green Card will get the revised receipt via mail. This will happen 7-10 days after USCIS accepts the application. The receipt notice will be printed on secure paper.

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