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USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card—commonly known as the “Green Card”—to incorporate several major new security features.

The new features, including holographic images, laser engraved finger prints and high resolution micro-images, is aimed at preventing counterfeiting, obstructing tampering and facilitating quick and accurate authentication.

In addition, a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) capability will allow Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry to read the card from a distance and compare it immediately to file data. A preprinted return address will enable the easy return of a lost card to USCIS.

Beginning today, USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new, more secure format. USCIS will replace Green Cards already in circulation as individuals apply for renewal or replacement.

In keeping with the Permanent Resident Card’s nickname, it will now be colored green for easy recognition. 

To view a sample image of the front of the new card, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/59421

To view a sample image of the back of the new card, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/59423


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