There have been many recent USCIS announcements discussing the automatic extensions of existing LPR cards or Conditional Residence cards. When travel plans arise, it may be necessary to obtain an ADIT stamp so that you can continue with your travel plans. We provide here when is it generally advisable to request an appointment to obtain an ADIT stamp.
When is an ADIT stamp needed?
- For permanent residents, where an I-90 has been filed, and the 24-month extension listed on the receipt notice has expired.
- For conditional residents, where an I-751 or an I-829 petition to remove conditions has been filed, and the 48-month extension listed on the receipt notice has expired.
- For permanent or conditional residents who have filed one of the above applications, but the original card was never received or was lost/stolen/destroyed/mutilated, so there is no physical card to show with the receipt notice for travel, work, etc.
When is an ADIT stamp not needed?
- For permanent or conditional residents in possession of their expired cards, who have a receipt notice listed above and the corresponding automatic extension listed on the receipt notice has not yet expired.
- When a permanent resident has filed form N-400 on or after December 12, 2022, and the N-400 was filed at least six months before the expiration of their LPR card, the N-400 receipt will provide an automatic extension of their LPR card for 24 months. An ADIT stamp will not be needed within that 24-month extension period.
To request an appointment, call the main USCIS customer service center (800-375-5283) to request an appointment at your local USCIS office.
Source: American Immigration Lawyers Association