What is green card I-551?

Form I-551 is the formal designation of your permanent resident card (aka green card) What is Form I-551? If you’ve received Form I-551, it means you’ve successfully obtained permanent resident status.

How long is an i-551 good for?

10 years
The validity of Form I-551 is 10 years. It must be renewed if one chooses to remain a permanent resident or obtains U.S citizenship. Certain problems involving a lost, stolen, or expiring green card can be avoided with a temporary evidence stamp.

Where is the I-551 number located on green card?

Where is the i-551 number located? The number is printed on the back of a Green Card. In this image “LIN0000000319” is the i-551 number. Some older Green Cards might have the i-551 number located on the front of the card.

Can I travel with I-551?

Can you travel with an I-551 stamp? As long as the stamp is not past the expiration date on the CBP admission stamp on your visa, you are free to travel.

Can I travel outside the US with I-551 stamp?

How do I get a I-551 card?

An I-551 stamp can be obtained at a local USCIS office by scheduling an InfoPass appointment. The appointment can be booked online through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website (https://my.uscis.gov/en/appointment/v2).

Is a permanent resident card a green card?

Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card (PDF, 6.86 MB) allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation.

How long can you stay out of the US with a green card?

1 year
If you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you may leave the United States multiple times and reenter, if you do not intend to stay outside the United States for 1 year or more.

Can I apply for U.S. citizenship after 3 years of green card?

All green card holders, as long as they meet key conditions, can apply for U.S. citizenship after five years (known as the “five-year rule”) — but those with a U.S. spouse and a green card through marriage can apply after only three years (known as the “three-year rule”).