Good news for people with expiring permanent resident cards (green cards). Starting in January 2021, the receipt for the I-90 (the form to renew the card) will now extend the card by 12 months. As their update states:
This change ensures that LPRs with a recently expired Green Card will have documentation of identity, employment authorization, and authorization to return to the United States following temporary foreign travel.
CIS says that the receipt will be mailed in 7-10 days. We'll see...... Some receipts are taking 2-3 months now.
Elaine Martin has been practising US and global immigration law since 1997. She is an immigrant herself (from Ireland), so has a special understanding of the legal and emotional challenges involved in relocating to a new country.