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

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."

Source: USCIS

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