USCIS Announces Redesigned Green Cards and EADs


Today USCIS announced it will begin issuing redesigned Permanent Resident Cards, commonly known as green cards, and Employment Authorization Documents ("EADs") starting May 1, 2017. The redesigned cards will display the applicant's photograph on both sides and will include embedded holographic images, though they will no longer display the applicant's signature.

In the announcement, USCIS noted that it may issue green cards and EADs in the existing format after May 1st, as USCIS will continue to use the existing format until its current supply of cards is exhausted. USCIS confirmed that both new and existing cards will remain valid until the expiration date listed on the cards.