Lawful permanent residents may receive temporary evidence of their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status by mail, rather than physically visiting a field office, USCIS has announced.
LPRs eligible for delivery of temporary evidence of status will be mailed a Form I-94 with ADIT stamp, DHS seal, and a printed photo of the LPR obtained from USCIS systems.
Like the “in person” stamp, the “delivery” form is an acceptable travel document and an acceptable List A receipt for Form I-9 and E-Verify purposes.
To request temporary evidence of status, applicants must call the USCIS Contact Center, and:
- The officer at the Center will verify the applicant’s identity, physical mailing address, and whether that address can receive UPS or FedEx express mail.
- The officer will then create an in-person appointment, if necessary, or submit a request to the field office to initiate the creation of temporary evidence.
- If temporary evidence need to be created, USCIS 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 the USCIS database.
The “delivery” Form I-94 will look the same as the “in-person” form, except that the printed photo will be on the top right, instead of the top left, of the form.
If the applicant’s identity cannot be confirmed over the telephone, the applicant will still need to appear in person. Others with urgent needs or who do not have a useable photo in the USCIS system will also have to appear in person.
The purpose of the new process is to provide a more efficient way for individuals to receive temporary evidence of status without needing to schedule an appointment and travel to a USCIS field office.
Jackson Lewis attorneys are available to assist with this new process.