Green Card Expiration Extended by 48 Months for Pending I-751 and I-829 Petitions

Due to significant processing time increases in the past year, the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced an extension of 48 months (four years) beyond Green Card expiration dates for conditional permanent residents 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.

The change became effective January 11, 2023 for I-829 petitions and goes into effect January 25, 2023 for Form I-751.

USCIS has made updates on receipt notices of both Forms I-175 and I-829 to extend the validity of a Green Card for 48 months (four years) for individuals with a newly filed Form I-175 or Form I-829. The agency announced new receipt notices will be issued to eligible conditional permanent residents who have previously received notices with an extension shorter than 48 months and whose cases are still pending.

In conjunction with the expired card, the I-751 or I-829 receipt notice may serve as evidence of continued status while the corresponding petition remains pending with USCIS, as well as of work authorization and for travel purposes for 48 months from the expiration date printed on the front of the Green Card.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to and cannot substitute the advice of and representation from a competent immigration attorney.

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