TN 6 (04-10)

RM 10210.815 Obsolete Form I-688 EXT, Employment Documentation Authorization Label

IMPORTANT: As of January 6, 2010, SSA no longer accepts any variation of the I-688. The following information was acceptable prior to that date.

A. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prior issuance of the I-688 EXT label for temporary evidence of permanent residence

To document an alien's change of status to permanent resident, DHS placed Form I-688 EXT on the back of the alien's I-688 card. The sticker was evidence of permanent residence until the alien received Form I-551. It was

  • temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence and employment authorization;

  • valid for 1 year from the date of expiration on the reverse of the I-688.

B. Description of Form I-688 EXT

The label was a black sticker and had an optical variable built-in that destructed if pulled off. It had the following distinctive features

  • “I-688” in the text of the label

  • a serial number in the upper right hand corner.

C. Exhibit - Form I-688 EXT

This is an exhibit of the obsolete I-688 EXT affixed to Form I-688.

G-RM_10210.815C

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RM 10210.815 - Obsolete Form I-688 EXT, Employment Documentation Authorization Label - 12/30/2010
Batch run: 12/30/2010
Rev:12/30/2010