Your PR Card ID, often called the Receipt ID, is a 13-digit code you can find on your PR card. This code is like your case ID linked to your immigration package.
Usually, your PR Card ID starts with three letters followed by ten digits. Each symbol reflects important issues in your immigration case. Keep in mind that your PR Card ID is different from your Alien Registration ID (A-ID) or USCIS ID.
Discovering Your ID on the Permanent Residency Card
Your unique ID # for the permanent residency card is on the back of the latest card version. This identifier had been placed in various spots (or not presented) for older card editions.
Reading Your Permanent Resident Card's Number
For the average person, understanding your green card number may seem unnecessary. However, it's a unique identifier that the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) utilizes to monitor your immigration status. If you're interested in decoding this number, we're here to help you.
All 13 digits in a green card number serve a distinct function. Let's break it down in plain language.
Service Center/Help Desk (CSC 1701132584)
Each receipt number kicks off with three unique letters, which stand for the service center that took in the case. Various codes are assigned to USCIS service centers.
These codes encompass:
CSCs – California Service Centers
EACs – Eastern Adjudication Centers (now called Vermont Service Centers)
IOEs – (e-files) ELIS
LINs – Lincoln Service Centers (now called Nebraska Service Centers)
MSCs – Missouri Service Centers (now called National Benefits Centers)
NBCs – National Benefits Centers
NSCs – Nebraska Service Centers
SRCs – Southern Regional Centers (now called Texas Service Centers)
TSCs – Texas Service Centers
VSCs – Vermont Service Centers
WACs – Western Adjudication Centers (now called California Service Centers)
YSCs – Potomac Service Centers
Fiscal Years (CSC 1701132584)
The next batch of numbers stands for the financial year when they got the case. Now, remember that government agencies have their own way of counting years. Their year kicks off on October 1 and wraps up on September 30. That means our sample case was processed between October 2016 and September 2017.
Computer Workdays (CSC 17 011 32584)
The third group of numbers reveals the computer labor day when the matter was initiated. This computer labor day is akin to a typical workday, which omits weekends and holidays. In our sample instance, the case commenced on the 11th workday in the 2017 financial year (October 11th, 2016).
Case Numbers (CSC 17 011 32584)
The last five numbers indicate the specific case number.
Last Updated 09/17/23 09:08:12AM