Notice to Replace Sticker That Extends Validity of Green Cards

USCIS is replacing the currently issued sticker that extends the validity of a Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card), with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action, receipt notice of Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card.

Starting Jan. 6, 2021, USCIS will begin issuing the revised notice which will extend the validity of a Green Card for 12 months from the “Card Expires” date on the front of the Green Card. An expired Green Card, together with a notice extending its validity, is equivalent to a valid, unexpired Green Card that establishes identity and is evidence of lawful status for purposes of the REAL ID regulation at 6 CFR 37.11(c) and (g). Whenever a license or benefit applicant presents a Green Card, user agencies can verify an applicant’s Lawful Permanent Resident status by submitting a SAVE case with the applicant’s name, date of birth, and Alien number (A-number) from the Green Card they present.

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