Where to Find Green Card Number?
Updated on September 1, 2020
Occasionally, you will be asked to provide a green card number if you are a lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) in the United States. So what is a green card number? Where to find a green card number?
What is a green card number?
A green card number, also known as the receipt number, is a 13-digit number that is printed on a permanent resident card (“green card”). The green card number generally begins with three letters followed by a series of 10 numbers. However, please do not confuse green card number with alien registration number (A-Number).
Where to find green card number?
Why the first three letters of my green card is different from others?
The first three letters of a green card number represent the USCIS service center that received your initial green card application. There are twelve service centers. Each of them has a specific three digit code:
CSC – California Service Center
EAC – Eastern Adjudication Center (now known as Vermont Service Center)
IOE – ELIS (efile)
LIN – Lincoln Service Center (now known as Nebraska Service Center)
MSC – Missouri Service Center (now known as National Benefits Center)
NBC – National Benefits Center
NSC – Nebraska Service Center
SRC – Southern Regional Center (now known as Texas Service Center)
TSC – Texas Service Center
VSC – Vermont Service Center
WAC – Western Adjudication Center (now known as California Service Center)
YSC – Potomac Service Center
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