USCIS Redesigns Permanent Resident Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

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Hey Compliance Warriors,


USCIS announced new designs for tamper-resistant Form I-551, Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards), and Form I-766, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). USCIS began issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023.


Some Permanent Resident Cards and EADs issued after Jan. 30, 2023, may still display the existing design format. Both versions of the cards are acceptable for Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and E-Verify.


The introduction of new card designs does not mean that previously issued cards are invalid. Cards remain valid until their expiration date (unless otherwise noted, such as through an automatic extension of the validity period of the Permanent Resident Card or EAD as indicated on a Form I-797, Notice of Action, or in a Federal Register notice). Also, some older Permanent Resident Cards do not have an expiration date. These older Permanent Resident Cards without an expiration date remain valid.


Please see the USCIS News Release to learn more. Go to the Form I-9 Acceptable Documents page on I-9 Central and Section 12.1 of the Handbook for Employers (M-274) to see examples of the new card designs.


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