USCIS Extends Green Card Validity for Pending Form I-751 and Form I-829 Petitioners

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

On Jan. 23, 2023, USCIS announced that it is extending the Green Card validity for conditional permanent residents with a pending Form I-751, provided they properly file their forms. A Green Card validity extension will begin for petitioners with a pending Form I-829 on Jan. 25, 2023. The extension continues the validity of petitioners’ Green Cards up to 48 months after their expiration date. 

USCIS has updated the language on Form I-751 and Form I-829 receipt notices to automatically extend Green Card validity for individuals who recently filed forms. Eligible conditional permanent residents who were previously issued receipt notices with a validity extension of less than 48 months will receive new receipt notices with the full 48-month extension if their cases are still pending.  

USCIS reminds individuals that they are authorized to work and travel while their extension is in effect, which is 48 months past the expiration date on their expired Green Card. Individuals must present their updated receipt notice with their expired Green Card to demonstrate their valid employment and residence status.  

Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Christina Elder, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent 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. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.