The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that they are experiencing delays in the production of permanent residence cards.The Service is in the process of updating its card production equipment. As of May 29, 2009, the Service announced that recipients may experience up to an eight (8) week delay before receiving their permanent residence card.
While waiting for delivery of the permanent residence card, approved recipients will be given temporary evidence of permanent residence at the time of their interview. Therefore, applicants will need to take their passports to their interview, so that the USCIS may place an I-551 stamp within the passport. This stamp will serve as temporary evidence of permanent residence until the recipient receives the actual permanent residence card. If approved applicants do not have a passport, they are required to bring a passport style photo and government issued photo identification to the interview to receive the stamp.
For applicants whose application is approved after the interview, they must schedule an INFOPASS appointment and bring the requested documents above to that appointment to obtain the I-551 stamp.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the MVP Law Group.