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New Design: The Green Card Goes Green

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The new $100 bill will now share the spotlight with another newly designed green cohort: The Green Card.

The redesign modernizes the Green Card - known officially as the "Permanent Resident Card" - with state-of-the-art technology. The new features make the card more secure for officials and card holders alike. Here is a preview:

The redesigned Green Card
The new enhancements to the Green Card include:
  • Embedded data and holographs to make the detection of fraudulent cards easier.
  • Cutting edge printing and forensic features for added security.
  • A return address on the back of each card for return of lost cards.
Beginning May 11, 2010, USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new format. It will be the most modern and secure Green Card ever issued. In one respect, however, the new card will get back to its roots: It will once again be green!