Jun 4 2009
USCIS Announces Delay in the Delivery of Permanent Resident Cards
USCIS announced this week that there may be up to an eight-week delay in the processing and delivery of permanent resident cards while the federal organization is in the process of updating its card production equipment.
According to USCIS, its field offices will issue temporary evidence of permanent residence via an I-551 stamp to applicants who receive approval for permanent residence at the time of their interview. It is suggested that applicants bring their passports with them to their appointments. If you do not have a passport, it is suggested that you bring a passport-style photo and government-issued photo identification to receive temporary evidence of permanent residence.