Card Production Delays at USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided today an update regarding its card production delays, which are expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

USCIS has scaled back the printing of documents evidencing legal status and work authorization for immigrants and nonimmigrants, including Green Cards and Combo Cards (employment authorization documents – EAD).

About 50,000 green cards and 75,000 other employment authorization documents promised to immigrants have not been printed.

The government claims that the reduction in its printing capacity is due to a USCIS budget shortfall, resulting from the reduction in fee revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Individuals experiencing a delay in receiving their documents can submit a request for case assistance with the Ombudsman at 1-800-375-5283 or https://www.dhs.gov/topic/cis-ombudsman/forms/7001

Individuals with an I-485 (status adjustment request) pending may obtain proof of their status by requesting a stamp of temporary evidence in a valid passport at a local USCIS field office. If you are affected by these printing disruptions, please reach out to USCIS’ Contact Center (800-375-5283) to schedule an Infopass appointment at your local USCIS field office to request that temporary stamp.

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