US | USCIS Announces Updates to Green Card Design

USCIS will begin issuing redesigned Permanent Resident Cards, also known as Green Cards, from January 30, 2023.

What’s Changed?

The new Green Card and EAD designs contain state-of-the-art security technology, including:

  • improved detailed artwork;
  • tactile printing that is better integrated with the artwork;
  • enhanced optically variable ink;
  • highly secure holographic images on the front and back of the cards;
  • a layer-reveal feature with a partial window on the back photo box;
  • and data fields displayed in different places than on previous versions.


Erickson Insights

Current cards remain valid until their expiration date unless otherwise noted. Some Green Cards and EADs issued after January 30, 2023, may still display the existing design format as USCIS is using the existing inventory first. Both versions of the cards are acceptable for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility VerificationE-Verify; and Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE). USCIS redesigns the cards every three to five years as part of the ongoing Secure Identification Platform (SIP) Project.

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