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USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period for Certain Green Card Renewal Applicants

On September 28, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain Permanent Resident Cards (also known as green cards) would automatically be valid for twenty-four months from the expiration date of the green card based on a properly filed application to renew an expiring or expired green card. The increased automatic extension period, which took effect on September 26, 2022, expands the twelve-month automatic extension period previously provided.

Under the previous practice, in effect since January 2021, USCIS automatically extended the validity of green cards up to twelve months for lawful permanent residents who properly filed Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. In an effort to provide applicants who experience longer I-90 processing times with proof of lawful permanent resident status as they await their renewed green cards, on September 26, 2022, USCIS:

  • “updated the language on Form I-90 receipt notices to extend the validity of a Green Card for 24 months for individuals with a newly filed Form I-90”; and

  • “began printing amended receipt notices for individuals with a pending Form I-90” to extend the validity of a green card for twenty-four months.

According to the press release, “[t]hese [revised] receipt notices can be presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status.”

© 2022, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 274
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Jared M. Hooven Immigration Lawyer Ogletree Deakins
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Jared is an associate in the firm’s Atlanta office, where he focuses on corporate immigration and nationality matters.  Jared’s practice includes assisting clients with major nonimmigrant visa categories such as L-1A, L-1B, and H-1B, as well as I-140 immigrant petitions, among others.  Jared also has extensive experience guiding clients throughout the Department of Labor’s permanent labor certification program (“PERM”) process.  Jared advises multinational Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized organizations, and individual clients across a broad range of industries including...

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