US to issue green cards with more security features
Posted on May 3, 2017
The USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced in the third week of April that it would begin issuing new, redesigned green cards for Migrants who have entered their country legally. These cards will have more security features and would be tougher to copy.
The overhauling is a part of an existing initiative between USCIS, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and US Customs and Border Protection to improve document security and to prevent forgery and fraud, said the US Immigration regulator. The new green cards would be issued from 1 May 2017 onwards.
NDTV Profit quotes USCIS as saying in a press release that in the redesigned card, the individual’s photo will be on both sides and there will be an embedded holographic image as well.
Absent on the new green cards would be an optical stripe on their backs and they would instead be replaced by an image of the Statue of Liberty and a conspicuously green palette, and the individual’s signature would also be not present anymore.
Existing and the new green cards would have validity until the dates of expiry shown on the cards.
USCIS said that some green cards issued after 1 May may still be in the old format as the existing stock of old green cards would be issued until they are exhausted.
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