The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced new tamper-resistant designs for Form I‑551, Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards), and Form I‑766, Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). These new designs include state-of-the-art technology to help safeguard national security.
“This redesign further demonstrates USCIS’ commitment to taking a proactive approach against the threat of secure document tampering, counterfeiting, and fraud,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou.
According to the USCIS, changes include:
- improved detailed artwork;
- tactile printing that is better integrated with the artwork;
- enhanced optically variable ink;
- highly secure holographic images on the front and back of the cards;
- a layer-reveal feature with a partial window on the back photo box; and
- data fields displayed in different places than on previous versions.
The USCIS began issuing the redesigned cards on Jan. 30, 2023, however, some cards issued after this date may still display the previous format. Both versions of the cards are acceptable for Form I‑9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and E‑Verify.
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