On September 28, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a news alert, announcing, effective September 26, Lawful Permanent Residents who properly file Form-I-90 to replace an expired or expiring green card will receive an automatic 24-month extension, as opposed to the previous 12-month extension.
Receipt notices for Form I-90 should now include updated language granting Lawful Permanent Residents the automatic 24-month extension. USCIS is in the process of printing amended receipt notices for those individuals with pending I-90s.
To evidence their lawful status, Lawful Permanent Residents may present the updated I-90 receipt notice with their expired green card. This will allow Lawful Permanent Residents to continue working and traveling, despite experiencing long processing delays to replace their expired green card.
If an individual no longer has their Green Card, they will need additional evidence of their lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a replacement green card.