Employment Authorization Documents and Green Cards Have Now Been Redesigned By USCIS

On the last day of the first month of 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revealed that there are now new designs for Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards) and also new designs for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). The main purpose of redesigning these documents was to improve their security and reduce the risk of fraudulent reproduction.

These new designs contain modern-day technology that continues to safeguard security as well as improve service to those who hold them. Amongst the details of the new cards, there is improved artwork, variable ink, as well as secure holographic images on both the front and the back of the cards. The data fields are also displayed in different places than on the original versions. The USCIS commented that this is a proactive approach they are taking against document tampering and they hope the new design prevents counterfeiting and fraud from occurring at high rates. (1)

The main question that current Green Card holders and EAD holders may have is whether their older versions are still considered valid. The good news is that the currently issued cards are still considered valid. They remain valid until their expiration date and the USCIS will continue to use the existing cardstock until the supplies are depleted and they can move on to issuing the new and improved versions. 

Obtaining a green card is a dream for many immigrants. Those that wish to optimize their application process and improve their chances of getting approved sooner should speak with a lawyer right away and act on the advice they provide.

How to Obtain a Green Card in San Antonio, Texas

Anyone who wishes to obtain a green card should first get in touch with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. An immigration lawyer will listen to the personal details of their case and then advise them on the best course of action that can be taken to improve their chances of filing a successful application. They can help a person decide how to best apply for a green card and show them any other options that may be better suited for their situation. 

The immigration process is sensitive, to say the least, and the best way to minimize errors on one’s application and improve the chances of getting their green card in a timely manner is by getting in touch with a lawyer. 

 Get in touch with an immigration attorney at the Law Office of J.Joseph Cohen as soon as possible to learn more about applying for a green card.


Reach them at:

Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen

San Antonio, TX

206 East Locust Street

San Antonio, TX 78212

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