2,300 Conditional Permanent Resident Cards Issued with Incorrect Expiration Date


The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), recently reported that approximately 2,300 conditional lawful permanent resident cards were issued with incorrect expiration dates.  The incorrect cards were issued between July 22, 2013 and August 8, 2013. 

Conditional resident cards should have a validity period of two years.  The incorrect cards, however, were issued with a ten year validity period (the validity period for non-conditional cards).  USCIS has advised that the only error was the expiration date, and all individuals who received the cards were in fact approved for conditional permanent residency.  USCIS will be contacting each individual who received an incorrect card via email to provide instructions on replacement.  The cards can be exchanged via mail or in person at a local USCIS office, and there will be no form or fee required.

In light of recent concerns involving USCIS telephone scams, please be aware the any email contact from replacecard@uscis.dhs.gov regarding the incorrect cards is legitimate, though any telephone or email purportedly from USCIS requesting payment of money is not.

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