The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have announced a couple of days ago, a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and also the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This announcement comes as a part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS is planning to begin issuing these new cards on May 1, 2017.
These new cards are enhanced with new, advanced graphics and other fraud-resistant security features in order to deliver cards that are extremely highly secure and also more resistant than the currently ones.
This project is once again showing the USCIS’s commitment in taking a real proactive approach against the threat of document tampering and fraud. This is an ongoing effort between USCIS, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to enhance document security and deter counterfeiting and fraud.
The Redesigned Card’s features
The new, redesigned Green Cards and EADs will:
- Display be able to display the individual’s photos on both sides;
- They will show a unique graphic image and color palette:
– They will have an image of the Statue of Liberty and also a predominately green palette;
– EAD cards will have an image of a bald eagle and also a predominately red palette;
- They will have embedded holographic images;
- They will no longer display the individual’s signature.
Also, these new Green Cards won’t have an optical stripe on the back.
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