The USCIS is recalling approximately 8,543 green cards issued to recipients of approved I-751 petitions for spouses of U.S. citizens due to a production error. Affected cards were printed with an incorrect "Resident Since" date and mailed between February and April 2018. The error, if not noticed, could confuse beneficiaries and cause them to wait longer than necessary before filing naturalization applications.
Anyone who received the incorrect green cards will be notified by mail. The notice will be accompanied by a return mailer to send the incorrect card back to USCIS. The Agency states that corrected versions will be mailed within 15 days of receipt of the incorrectly dated card.
If affected individuals need to travel internationally or prove their lawful permanent residence while they wait for a replacement card, they may contact the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to determine if they need additional proof.
USCIS is hosting a public call next week to further detail how the replacement process will work. Ellis Porter will continue to monitor and update our readers as further details emerge.