Look for the card# (application receipt number) on your card. This is a hidden code that may be on the front or back of your green card, depending on the year it was issued. The first three letters are a code for the USCIS office that granted your adjustment of status case.
How do I find out the date I became a permanent resident?
Search for the I-797 Notice of Action approval notice or consular letter that granted your permanent resident status. The date of the letter is the date you became a permanent resident.
How long are green cards issued for?
Although some Permanent Resident Cards, commonly known as Green Cards, contain no expiration date, most are valid for 10 years. If you have been granted conditional permanent resident status, the card is valid for 2 years. It is important to keep your card up-to-date.
How do I read my old green card?
How to Read Back of a Green Card. Last name, first name, middle name, first initial of father, first initial of mother (this line is spaced with “<<” between the last name and first name). Depending on the length of the name, the father’s and mother’s initials may be omitted.
Does a permanent resident card have an issue date?
All USCIS-issued Permanent Resident cards contain two-year or 10-year expiration dates. However, some documents issued by legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) – such as older versions of the Resident Alien card issued from 1977 to 1989 – do not have expiration dates and may still be valid.
Why my 10 years green card take so long?
The waits are especially long for people attempting to immigrate from China, Mexico, India, and the Philippines, due to the high demand from those countries. In addition to the fixed worldwide totals, 50,000 extra green cards are given each year through the ethnic diversity visa or lottery category.
How long does it take to renew green card 2021?
According to official USCIS information, green card renewal can take between 11.5 to 13 months.
When did green cards start to expire?
Even though recent versions of the Green Card’s have an expiration date, before August 1989, Green Cards were issued without expiration dates. To change every Green Card to the newer version which has better security, design and more benefits USCIS proposed to bring a rule.
How do you get a 10 year green card?
Apply for a Green Card
If you are eligible, file Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS, including all supporting documents and fees. USCIS will review your application and schedule an interview with you. Once issued, your Green Card will be valid for 10 years.
Is green card no expiration date still valid?
As long as you have the I-551 version of the green card, it is still valid – even if there’s no expiration date printed on it. USCIS has discussed implementing a rule requiring permanent residents to replace green cards that lack expiration dates, but they have not implemented such a rule to date.
What is the status of my green card renewal?
Go to our Case Status Online page and use your Form I-485 receipt number to look up your case status. Submit a case inquiry if you think your application is outside of our normal processing times. Call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.