USCIS Extends Green Card Renewal Validity to 24 Months

October 4, 2022 Yvonne Toy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is now automatically extending the validity of green cards (Lawful Permanent Residence Cards) to 24 months instead of the previous 12 months.  


Individuals with lawful permanent residence status are eligible for the extension if they properly file a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, to renew a green card that has expired or will expire soon. USCIS has updated the language on Form I-90 receipt notices to reflect this change, and the agency started to print amended receipt notices for those with a pending Form I-90 starting Sept. 26, 2022.  

Those who are affected by longer application processing times can provide proof of lawful resident status by presenting their Form I-90 receipt notice along with an expired green card.  

A valid green card is essential for reentry to the U.S. following international travel and initially evidencing work authorization, among other considerations noted here. In most cases, you are authorized to travel abroad and re-enter the U.S. based on an expired green card together with the Form I-90 receipt.  Be sure to consult with your attorney. 

Looking Ahead  

Individuals who do not have a green card but who need to provide evidence of their lawful permanent residence status while waiting for a replacement green card can contact the USCIS Contact Center to request an appointment at a USCIS Field Office. An Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp may be issued to show evidence of lawful permanent resident status.  


Envoy is pleased to provide  you  this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Yvonne Toy, who is a Founding Partner at  Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP) (, one of the two U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").     

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Envoy is not a law firm, and does not provide legal advice. If you would like guidance on how this information may impact your particular situation and you are a client of one of the U.S. Law Firms, consult your attorney. If you are not a client of a U.S. Law Firm working with Envoy, consult another qualified professional. This website does not create an attorney-client relationship with either U.S. Law Firm. 

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