The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is automatically extending the validity of green cards to 24 months for residents who have filed the proper renewal paperwork, Maui County announced Friday.
Previously, the federal agency provided a 12-month extension for the validity of green cards, also known as permanent resident cards.
The change went into effect on Monday.
Lawful permanent residents who properly file a Form I-90 to renew an expiring or expired green card may receive this extension, now for 24 months.
For individuals with a pending Form I-90, the USCIS began printing amended receipt notices. These can be presented with an expired green card as evidence of continued status.
For those without their green card and in need of evidence of lawful status while awaiting a replacement, an appointment may be requested at a USCIS field office for an alien documentation, identification and telecommunications stamp.
For more information, visit uscis.gov/green-card/after-we-grant-your-green-card/replace-your-green-card.
Those who need assistance with contacting USCIS to schedule an appointment or to retrieve the Form I-90 can contact the Maui County Immigrant Services Division at (808) 270-7791.