U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on September 28, 2022, that certain Permanent Resident Cards (also known as green cards) would automatically be valid for twenty-four months after the green card's expiration date based on a properly filed application to renew an expiring or expired green card. The previous twelve-month automatic extension period is expanded by the longer one, which went into effect on September 26, 2022.
Prior to January 2021, when Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, was correctly filed by lawful permanent residents, USCIS would automatically extend the validity of their green cards by up to a year. On September 26, 2022, USCIS: In an effort to give applicants who endure extended I-90 processing times documentation of their legal status as they wait for their renewal green cards,
"Modified the language on Form I-90 receipt notices to extend a Green Card's validity for anyone with a newly submitted Form I-90 for 24 months"; and
For the purpose of extending the validity of a green card for twenty-four months, "began printing modified receipt notices for individuals with a pending Form I-90."