Permanent Resident Visa
A Permanent Resident visa with the individual’s biographic information, photo, fingerprint, and expiration date issued by given citizenship and Immigration Services for that country
It authorizes the green card holder the right to live and work in that country indefinitely.
Because at one time, it was green, it keeps its nickname up to today. It is also known as an “Alien Registration Card” and “Form I-551”.
Currently, the card is yellowish with a magnetic bar-code on the back which stores the individual’s information.
While the green card has an expiration date (10 years) and has to be renewed, the green card holder’s status as “lawful permanent resident” is still valid unless the status is abandoned or revoked by the given government.