Green Card Automatic Extensions are Now 24 Months! 

Effective September 26, 2022, USCIS increased the green card automatic extension period for certain renewal applicants. The Permanent Resident card was previously auto-extended by 12 months, and USCIS has increased the timeline to account for long USCIS processing times. This action automatically extends the validity of Permanent Resident cards to 24 months for all permanent residents who timely file (or filed) Form I-90.

If you plan to file Form I-90: USCIS has updated the language on the I-90 receipt notices to extend the validity period to 24 months.

If you have a pending I-90: USCIS is in the process of issuing amended receipt notices to all permanent residents who previously received their receipt notice, noting the extension of validity to 24 months.

The receipt notice and your expired Permanent Resident card is evidence of your continued status. If you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status but no longer have your Green Card and are awaiting a replacement card, you can request an appointment with a USCIS field office by calling the USCIS Contact Center.

Please note that this applies to I-90 renewal applications; different rules apply to I-751 petitions to remove the conditions.

As always, the above information is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Please speak with a qualified immigration lawyer before taking action. If you need help navigating the immigration process with confidence, please contact us today to get the process underway! We are immigration lawyers in Richmond, VA but we serve clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. You can call us at 804-396-3412 or send us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!