Apr 20, 2017
USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017.
These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features to create cards that are highly secure and more tamper-resistant than the ones currently in use.
Some cards issued after May 1 will however use current designs. USCIS has stated that it “will continue using existing card stock until current supplies are depleted. Both the existing and the new Green Cards and EADs will remain valid until the expiration date shown on the card.”