Post-approval Delays in Receiving Employment Authorization Documents and Permanent Residence Cards

Individuals have typically received their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD’s), also known as “work permits” and Lawful Permanent Residence (LPR) Cards “Green Cards” within a week of receiving the approval notice from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, USCIS has confirmed that they are currently experiencing delays of several weeks in card production, even after approval notices are issued. We remind individuals that for those with approved LPR status, a temporary stamp may be placed on their passports by a USCIS official at the local district office, by first making an infoPass appointment online: