Effective September 26, 2022, the USCIS will automatically extend the validity of Green Cards to 24 months for those who have filed a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. The Form I-90 is filed in order to renew an expiring or expired Green Card.
Previously, Form I-90 receipt notices provided a 12 month extension of a Green Card’s validity, but this is now increased to 24 months. The language on the actual Form I-90 receipt notice has also been updated to reflect this adjustment.
You may use the updated receipt notice showing the 24 month validity extension with your expired Green Card as evidence that your Green Card is still valid, and that you still have proof of lawful permanent residence status.
If you no longer have a physical Green Card and need to have evidence of your lawful permanent status while you wait for a replacement to arrive, the USCIS suggests that you request an appointment at a USCIS Field Office where they can issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after your Form I-90 is filed.
The USCIS is hopeful that this will help applicants who are still waiting for their Form I-90 to be processed due to extensive processing times. For more information regarding how to renew your Green Card, please visit the USCIS website.