USCIS reports that lawful permanent resident (LPR) green card applicants might experience delays of up to 8 weeks in the delivery of their plastic permanent resident card green card. USCIS is upgrading their card production equipment.  US immigration field offices can issue temporary evidence of permanent residence (LPR) by stamping an applicant’s passport with the I-551 stamp if the applicant has been approved for permanent residence at the time of interview. Therefore, all green card applicants should bring a passport with them at the time of the interview.  Applicants whose adjustment of status cases are approved after the interview should schedule an Infopass appointment at the local USCIS office to get the I-551 stamp in their passport.