Green Card Renewals Receive 24 months of Automatic Extension

USCIS announced on 09/28/2022 that applicants who have filed renewal of their GC via Form I-90 will receive a 24-month of extension of their current valid or expired Green Card. USCIS had previously provided a 12-month extension. The language on Form I-90 receipt notices will indicate the validity of a green card for 24 months. USCIS will also send out amended receipt notices for those with a...

Still Haven’t Received Biometric Appointment Notice? Not much you can do

Update 10/13/2021 Update 08/11/2021 Two more examples of extremely long wait times for biometrics appointment notice. An I-485 FB was filed on 09/03/2020. Biometrics Appt notice was issued 9 months later.An I-751 was filed on 12/17/2020. Biomtrics Appoint notice arrived 8 months later. Update 08/04/2021 Another example of a late biometrics appointment. I-90 was filed in September 2020....

USCIS Wrongly Issues 10 YR Green Card Instead of 2 YR Conditional Green Card

Update August 25, 2021 USCIS continues to issue incorrect green cards to marriage-based applicants. A client just received a wrong card showing 10 years validity after completing the interview at the Baltimore Field Office. Not sure why the problem is not addressed by now at various field offices. Maybe officers are too used to approving employment-based green cards as they are dealing with a...

USCIS No Longer Places Sticker to Extend Validity of Green Card

Starting in January 2021, USCIS will replace the sticker that is currently issued to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to extend the validity of their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card (PRC or “Green Card”) with a revised Form I-797, Notice of Action for Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. LPRs file Form I-90, when their Green Card expires or is about to expire.The...