Monday, January 23, 2023 - Upon properly filing form Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) the petitioner, qualifying spouse, and dependent children are automatically granted an extension of permanent resident status. I-829 receipt notices were previously valid for 24 months but moving forward will now be valid for 48 months, to account for longer processing times.
If you are filing an I-829 in the near future:
You will receive an I-797 filing receipt that you should carry with your Permanent Resident Card. This receipt will be valid for 48 months from the expiration of your Permanent Resident Card (also known as your Green Card).
If your I-829 is still pending:
If your current I-797 filing receipt notice is valid for less than 48 months, no action should be required. USCIS will automatically issue new receipt notices to eligible conditional permanent residents who previously received notices with an extension shorter than 48 months and whose cases are still pending. Notices may be received at your address on file with USCIS or your attorney’s office. Once received, you can present your expired Green Card with your new 48-month notice as evidence of continued status. You will remain authorized to work and travel without having to apply for an I-551 stamp each year your case remains pending, as long as your 48-month notice remains valid.