Updated: Jun 30
A few months ago, we advised everyone that USCIS was extending the validity of permanent resident cards to 24 months for those that file to remove the conditions on their residence; now, they are extending residency cards for 48 months! This change started on January 25, 2023. They are making this change to accommodate current processing times, which have increased over the past year.
USCIS has updated the language on receipt notices to extend the validity of a Green Card for 48 months for those that filed a petition to remove the conditions on their residency. If your receipt notice does not extend your residency to 48 months, you will receive a new receipt notice 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 presented with an expired Green Card as evidence of continued status while the case remains pending with USCIS. By presenting your updated receipt notice with your expired Green Card, you remain authorized to work and travel for 48 months from the expiration date on the front of your expired Green Card.