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USCIS Issuing Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Cards as Of May 1, 2017

May 12, 2017

On May 1, 2017, USCIS began issuing redesigned Green Cards and employment authorization cards (EADs). The purpose of the redesigned cards is to enhance the fraud-resistant security measures and deter counterfeiting and fraud.

The new Green Cards and EADs will:

  • Display the individual’s photos on both sides;

  • Show a unique graphic image and color palette:

  • Green Cards will have an image of the Statue of Liberty and a predominately green palette;

  • EAD cards will have an image of a bald eagle and a predominately red palette;

  • Have embedded holographic images; and

  • No longer display the individual’s signature.

Green Cards will no longer have an optical stripe on the back.

Redesigned Green Cards and EAD cards side by sideIf you have received a card after May 1st, and it does not have any of the above-mentioned features, you should contact our office right away in order to obtain a Green Card or EAD that is compliant with the USCIS re-design. All other cards issued prior to May 1st, 2017 are still valid until its expiration date.