Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Good afternoon and happy new year to you all. You may recall that sometime ago I sent you information regarding green cards that have no expiration dates. On December 13, 2007 USCIS posted an Update on this issue on our website. Here are some important points from the update that you may wish to share with your community members:
Holders of green cards (I-551) with no expiration dates may continue to use them as proof of permanent residency when traveling, or when seeking employment or at any time proof of legal residency is required. At this time USCIS does not have a timeframe as to when a final rule on the subject may be issued. They may choose to replace the cards now, but currently there is no requirement to do so. We hope this information is helpful for the community.
I am also forwarding to you an electronic copy of that Update. If you wish to access it directly, try the link below...
If this fails to work for you, try going to www.uscis.gov, look directly under the USCIS seal, there are 6 horizontal tabs. Click on the tab to the far right that says "Press Room", then look under December, 2007 for the document.
Lucee Rosemarie Fan
USCIS Community Relations Officer