Congratulations! Your application to USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) for a green card and Lawful Permanent Residence status has been approved. USCIS will send you a status update that: Your Card Is Being Produced. The new card is being produced status from USCIS status generally means that your green card application has been approved and the card has been sent for printing.
Once you are granted LPR status and your “green card” is being printed, it will be sent to the address that USCIS has on file for you. In some instances, you may also have the card forwarded to your attorney’s office. Here are some frequently asked questions about when you will receive your green card.
1. Where are green cards produced and printed?
Green Cards are printed at a facility in Kentucky.
2. How long does it take a green card to arrive when it is being produced?
It typically takes around 90 days to receive your green card after your application is approved. Once you receive notice that your green card is being produced, your green card will typically be in your mailbox within 2 weeks of receiving notification from USCIS. Due to the current immigration backlog from the pandemic, printing and mailing your green card could take longer, so don’t be overly concerned if it doesn’t arrive within 2 weeks.
3. Is my green card actually green?
Green cards were originally actually a green color, but the current green card is not actually green; it’s a beige and green plastic card.
4. What happens if I lose my green card?
If you need to replace a lost, stolen or damaged green card, fill out Form I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card), provide the required supporting documentation, and pay a filing fee.
5. What if my green card does not arrive?
You can check the status of your green card using the USCIS My Case Status Tool. If your green card has not arrived in 90 days, and the USCIS online portal says it was mailed, call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283, and contact your local Post Office and ask them to initiate an investigation.
The green card process may seem relatively straightforward, but immigration law is confusing and rapidly changing. The instructions published by USCIS do not cover all the requirements or issues that an immigration officer will evaluate in reviewing an application. A simple error or missed deadline can create substantial delays and extra costs that can be extremely challenging to overcome and can result in denial of your green card application.
The increasingly complex rules governing lawful permanent residence and green cards have made the immigration process difficult to understand. With experience in many green cards and many types of family and business immigration cases, Mario Godoy and the other experienced immigration attorneys at the Godoy Law Office can assess your situation and advise you on your best options. Call today at 630-912-0322.