United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced today that Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) may now receive temporary evidence of their LPR status by mail rather than physically visiting a field office to receive an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp (I-551 stamp).
LPRs are entitled to evidence of status and may require temporary evidence of 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 (Green 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.
USCIS has the discretion to determine if the requestor should receive an ADIT stamp and, if so, the validity period of the stamp (not to exceed one year, unless specified by regulation or policy).
How to request an ADIT stamp:
- Call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833) to request temporary evidence of status.
- An officer will verify the caller’s identity, physical mailing address, and whether that address can receive mail via UPS or FedEx.
- The officer will either:
(1) Schedule an in-person appointment, if needed
- Some LPRs will still need to appear in person at a USCIS field office, including those who have urgent needs, do not have a useable photo in USCIS systems, or whose address or identity cannot be confirmed.
(2) Submit a request to the USCIS field office to issue the ADIT stamp
- If an in-person 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 internal systems.
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