USCIS Announces Extension of Green Cards for I-751 and I-829 Petitioners
On January 23, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made a significant announcement regarding the extension of green cards for individuals who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status. This extension grants an additional 48 months of validity beyond the expiration date of the card. In this article, we will delve into the details of this announcement and its impact on I-751 and I-829 petitioners.
Effective Dates of the Change
The change went into effect on January 11, 2023, for Form I-829 petitioners, and it will start on January 25, 2023, for Form I-751 petitioners. This means that eligible individuals who have filed these forms can benefit from the extended green card validity starting from these respective dates.
Updated Receipt Notices
As part of this announcement, USCIS has updated the language on Form I-751 and Form I-829 receipt notices to reflect the 48-month extension of the green card’s validity. Conditional permanent residents who have previously received notices with a shorter extension and whose cases are still pending will be issued new receipt notices. These updated notices serve as proof of the extended green card status.
Proof of Work and Travel Authorization
It is important to note that the updated receipt notice, when presented along with an expired green card, serves as evidence of continued status while the case is pending with USCIS. This means that individuals can continue to work and travel for 48 months from the expiration date on the front of their expired green card, as long as they possess the updated receipt notice.
Stay Informed about the Green Card Extension
This extension of green cards for Form I-751 and Form I-829 petitioners brings significant benefits and opportunities for those seeking to maintain their permanent resident status. Make sure to stay updated with USCIS announcements and follow the proper procedures to ensure compliance and take advantage of these extensions.
In summary, USCIS has extended the validity of green cards for I-751 and I-829 petitioners by an additional 48 months. This change, which became effective on January 11, 2023, provides a crucial opportunity for individuals to maintain their status.
Read the full announcement from USCIS Here
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