Finally receiving a green card after years of waiting and going through a tedious process can be exciting. Upon receiving a green card, individuals must check and verify that all information is correct. They must first know what a green card looks like.

Green Card Package

A green card is sent through the mail to the receiver’s indicated place of residence. It arrives in a priority mail envelope and is affixed to a piece of paper with a receipt number and card number.

The green card is called as is because the card itself is mostly green all over. However, the more formal term for it is Form 1-551.

Important Information on a Green Card

The green card includes important information that needs to be verified. These include:

  • Expiration date
  • Actual date
  • Name of the cardholder
  • A number, or an eight or nine-digit number assigned by immigration
  • Green card category, which indicates the underlying petition under which the green card was obtained
  • Country of birth
  • Gender
  • Date of birth

It’s important that all the information on the green card is accurate and spelled correctly. It needs to match with the cardholder’s other documents, such as their driver’s license, state ID, and passport. Any mistakes can cause problems for the cardholder in the long run.

What If There is a Mistake on the Green Card?

Contrary to popular belief, there is a possibility that immigration can make mistakes on the green card. There are many instances when people receive cards with the wrong picture, a misspelled name, or inaccurate information.

With that, it’s important that cardholders double-check that the information is correct. If there is a mistake, they should approach their lawyers or reach out to immigration.