What is a Permanent Resident Card?
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The current Permanent Resident Card or permanent residency card is predominantly white with black letters. The Permanent Resident Card includes the bearer's name and photograph as well as other identifying information. It is the size of a credit card and is plastic. When looking at the back of the current permanent residency card, the green is more prominent. Throughout the years, it continues to be updated with new anti-counterfeit features. Regardless of the color of the actual card, it will be known as the “Permanent Resident Card” because the first card that differentiated lawful permanent residents was green and it is a term that has remained. Being a permanent resident in the United States entitles individuals to certain rights and those rights came into existence when the permanent residency card was green. However, there are instances when the Permanent Resident Card can be revoked. These instances include an individual being outside the United States for an extensive period of time, not maintaining permanent residence in the United States, or breaking certain laws.