US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced recently that they were now issuing a newly designed Permanent Resident Card, known as the “Green Card” with a number of new security features. New technology makes counterfeiting and tampering of the card more difficult.
Below are various features of the new card:
There is a special ink that color shifts in visual designs (e.g., eagle’s head).
USCIS says that “Fine-lined artwork and complex architecture incorporate patterns that are nearly impossible to reproduce.”
It is now more difficult to make alterations to the photograph as this is now fully integrated into the card. The photograph is also in greater detail.
Ultra Violet Technology means that there is more accurate card authentication at border crossings.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) means that inspectors can read unique, 192-bit serial number (192-bits) from a distance and then access personal data on file.
There is a personalised return address on the back of the card which further enhances security and makes it easier to return lost cards to USCIS.
The new Permanent Resident Card is now green.