U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card—commonly known as the “Green Card”—to incorporate several
major new security features. State-of-the-art technology prevents counterfeiting, obstructs
tampering, and facilitates quick and accurate authentication of the card. Beginning today,
USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new, more secure format.
I-9 Administrators should become familiar with the new green card, as it is on the List A of Acceptable documents for Form I-9 purposes. M-274, the I-9 Handbook, does not yet have a sample of the new green card.