This week, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a major recall for Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards) because of a production error. This applies to Green Cards that were mailed to spouses of U.S. citizens between February 2018 and April 2018. There were 8,543 Green Cards were impacted by this error, which have incorrect “Resident Since” dates printed on them.
Anyone who has been impacted by an incorrect Permanent Resident Card will be informed of the error by the USCIS. It is important to be aware that if an individual receives a notice about the recall, they mail the incorrect Green Card back to the USCIS within 20 days of receiving the notice. In addition, if an individual wishes to do so, they may return their Green Cards to their local USCIS field office within 20 days of receiving the notice. Once the USCIS receives the incorrect card, they will send a replacement card within 15 days.
It is important to be sure that an incorrect Permanent Resident Card is corrected as soon as possible because an incorrect date can result in a longer wait to apply for United States citizenship.
If you have questions about how this recall may impact you, contact our firm today.
We understand how much is on the line when clients face matters related to immigration. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance. Our firm is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.