Do New Green Card and EAD Designs Bring New Headaches?

The USCIS redesigned green cards and EADs on Jan. 30, 2023. Learn more about who it may affect and how it may impact your I-9 and E-Verify processes.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) brought in the new year with new designs for Permanent Resident Cards (green cards) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). The changes include new detailed artwork, secure holographic images on the front and back of the cards, and data fields displayed in different places than on previous versions. 

These design changes were brought about to add a series of new security measures to the IDs. The USCIS began issuing cards with these new designs on Jan. 30, 2023. Despite the launch of newly designed cards, older cards will remain valid until their expiration date.

“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. “Consistent updates to secure documents, informed by our knowledge of the latest methods of bad actors and the innovation and ingenuity of our staff, ensure the continued integrity of secure documents issued by our agency.”

Watch our video to learn more about what specific changes were made, who it may impact, and how it may affect your I-9 and E-Verify processes. 


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