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Monday, July 20, 2015

Newsflash – USCIS Confirms Signature Waiver for Green Card Holders


USCIS has issued a statement confirming the issuance of Permanent Resident Cards in which the signature requirement is waived.  According to the statement, USCIS has been waiving the signature requirement since February 2015 for individuals entering the U.S. for the first time as legal permanent residents after obtaining an immigrant visa abroad; the requirement is also frequently waived for children under the age of consent or individuals who are physically unable to provide a signature.

When a signature is waived, the Green Card will read “Signature Waived” on the front and back where the signature would normally be located.  Green Cards for which the signature has been waived are acceptable documentation for the Form I-9, as long as they are unexpired and appear to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting them.

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