I-751 Receipts Now Extend Your Conditional Green Card for Four Years!!!

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced they are extending the validity of Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, for 48 months beyond the card’s expiration date. This change started on Jan. 25, 2023, for Form I-751. USCIS is making this change to accommodate increased processing times.

USCIS has updated the language on Form I-751 receipt notices to extend the validity of a Green Card for 48 months for individuals with a newly filed Form I-751. USCIS will issue new receipt notices to eligible conditional permanent residents who previously received notices with an extension shorter than 48 months and whose cases are still pending. These receipt notices can be presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status, while the case remains pending with USCIS. By presenting your updated receipt notice with your expired Green Card, you remain authorized to work and travel for 48 months from the expiration date on the front of your expired Green Card. You will need both your expired card and your receipt notice.

What this means is USCIS does not want to get around to approving your I-751 but would rather everyone apply for citizenship before the I-751 is approved. If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call.
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