USCIS Redesigns Permanent Resident Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
On Jan. 30, USCIS announced new designs for tamper-resistant Form I-551, Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards), and Form I-766, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS began issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023. Some Permanent Resident Cards and EADs issued after Jan. 30, 2023, may still display the previous design format.
The introduction of new card designs does not mean that previously issued cards are invalid. Cards remain valid until their expiration date (unless otherwise noted, such as through an automatic extension of the validity period of the Permanent Resident Card or EAD as indicated on a Form I-797, Notice of Action, or in a Federal Register notice). Also, some older Permanent Resident Cards do not have an expiration date. These older Permanent Resident Cards without an expiration date remain valid.
Samples of the new and old cards, as well as guidance regarding PRC and EAD auto-extensions, are available in the new Commonly Used Immigration Documents section of the SAVE webpage.