USCIS to Recalls Incorrectly Dated Green Cards
By USCIS|Updated: might 14, 2018
On May 14, 2018, USCIS will start recalling around 8,543 Permanent Resident Cards (likewise called Green Cards) due to a production mistake. The Green Cards were for authorized Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence for partners of U.S. residents. The cards were printed with an inaccurate “Resident Since” date and sent by mail in between February and April 2018.
USCIS will send out notifications to people who got the inaccurate Green Cards and to their lawyers of record, if they have one. USCIS will send out replacement Green Cards within 15 days of getting the inaccurate card.
The recall does not impact these Green Card holders’ status as legal long-term homeowners. If impacted people have to take a trip globally or show their legal irreversible house while they wait on a replacement card, they might call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to identify if they require extra evidence.
Partners of U.S. residents might make an application for naturalization after 3 years of irreversible residency and should satisfy other requirements. The inaccurate date on these cards might lead applicants to wait longer than needed to use to end up being U.S. people.