Permanent Residency Lawyer in Colorado
Beginning September 26, 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will issue automatic extensions of green card validity to 24 months for those lawful residents who renew or replace their green cards using Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Card.
Who benefits from this new rule?
This new rule benefits all those Permanent Residents who wish to renew or replace their green card by filing Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Card.
Previously, once a Form I-90 was filed to renew or replace a lawful permanent resident card near its expiration date, USCIS would issue a 12-month extension of validity document from the expiration date of the current card. However, with this new measure, the validity is extended for another year (24 months) to prevent delays in the issuance of documents within the USCIS from affecting the applicant and to demonstrate continuous and current residency while waiting for the new green card.
We remind you that by presenting the original document issued by the USCIS referring to the 24-month extension of validity, plus the physical green card, you can prove that your immigration status is legal and valid Permanent Resident, even though your green card has expired.
If you have a situation outside of the parameters described above, we recommend that you contact the USCIS or your immigration attorney directly.