USCIS Extends Green card validity for Conditional Permanent Residents
The USCIS is extending the validity of Green Cards for 48 months beyond their expiration date for petitioners who file Form I-751 or I-829 to Remove Conditions on Residence. This is to accommodate for the increased processing times for these forms over the past year. The USCIS has updated the language on receipt notices and 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 used with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status, while the case is pending with the USCIS, allowing the individual to work and travel for 48 months from the expiration date of their expired Green Card. See uscis.gov for further information.