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USCIS Introduces New Mail Delivery Process for Receiving Temporary Green Card Stamp

By March 27, 2023April 4th, 2023No Comments

USCIS has announced a new mail delivery process for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to receive temporary evidence of their status without physically visiting a USCIS field office to obtain an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp. This option is available to LPRs who do not have their Green Card or whose Form I-90, I-751, or N-400 is still pending adjudication, and their Green Card and extension notice have expired.

When LPRs call the USCIS Contact Center to request temporary evidence of status, an immigration services officer will verify their identity and mailing address, and whether their address can receive UPS or FedEx express mail. They will either schedule an in-person appointment for the LPR if needed, or submit a request to the USCIS field office to issue the ADIT stamp. If an appointment is not needed, the USCIS field office will review the request and mail the applicant a Form I-94 with ADIT stamp, DHS seal, and a printed photo of the LPR obtained from USCIS systems.

USCIS will determine if an ADIT stamp is appropriate and has discretion to determine the validity period based on the LPR’s situation, not to exceed one year unless specified otherwise by regulation or policy. LPRs with urgent needs, no usable photo in USCIS systems, or unconfirmed address or identity will still need to appear in person at a USCIS field office to obtain temporary evidence of status.

This new process allows USCIS to issue temporary evidence of LPR status in a timely manner without requiring a scheduled appointment at a field office, reducing the burden on applicants and increasing the availability of field office resources.

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