U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced mail delivery process for receiving Alien Documentation, Identification and Telecommunication stamps.

Key Points:

  • Lawful permanent residents may now receive temporary evidence of their lawful permanent resident status by mail rather than physically visiting a field office to receive an ADIT stamp.
  • When LPRs call the USCIS Contact Center to request temporary evidence of status, an officer will verify the caller’s identity, physical mailing address and whether that address can receive UPS or FedEX express mail. They will then schedule an in-person appointment or submit a request to issue the ADIT stamp by mail.
  • If an in-person appointment is not needed, the USCIS field office will review the request for temporary evidence and mail the applicant a Form I-94 with ADIT stamp, DHS seal and a printed photo of the lawful permanent resident obtained from USCIS systems.
  • Some LPRs will still need to appear in person at a USCIS field office to receive temporary evidence of their status, including those who have urgent needs, do not have a useable photo in USCIS systems or whose address or identity cannot be confirmed.

Additional Information: LPRs may need temporary evidence of their status in the form of an ADIT stamp if they do not have their Green Card, or their Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence; or Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, is still pending adjudication, and their Green Card and extension notice have expired.

BAL Analysis: The new mail delivery process will allow USCIS to issue temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status more quickly without requiring most individuals to schedule an in-person appointment at the field office.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@bal.com.

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