USCIS recently announced that approximately 2,300 conditional permanent residence cards were issued with incorrect expiration dates. USCIS is attempting to rectify this by sending emails to the aliens to provide them with instructions on obtaining a replacement card. USCIS provided the following details regarding this situation:
- Between July 22 and August 8, 2013, USCIS issued approximately 2,300 new conditional permanent resident cards with an incorrect expiration date. Instead of a two year validity period, those cards were issued with a ten-year validity period.
- All recipients of these cards are legitimately approved conditional permanent residents; no individual received a green card in error.
- USCIS has identified each and every conditional permanent resident who received a green card with an incorrect expiration date and has informed those individuals that they must exchange their current card for one with the correct expiration date.
- Individuals who will need to exchange their green card do not need to file any form or pay any fee.
- USCIS has contacted all affected individuals and provided them with options to exchange their green cards, either by mail, which is the fastest option, or in-person at a local USCIS office.