U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an announcement for lawful permanent residents. Instead of having to visit a field office to obtain an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp also known as an I-551 stamp, lawful permanent residents will be able to obtain temporary evidence of their lawful permanent residence by mail.
When would a Lawful Permanent Resident be allowed to request temporary evidence of their status in the form of an ADIT stamp?
In order to request temporary evidence of their lawful permanent residence status, the lawful permanent resident must first call USCIS Contact Center. Then, they will be asked the following:
Only USCIS can determine if an applicant receives an ADIT stamp. At USCIS’ discretion they also determine the period of its validity according to the lawful permanent resident’s situation. Although, some lawful permanent residents may still need to attend in person at a USCIS field office. Including those with urgencies, those who do not hold a usable photo in USCIS systems, or their identity and address could not be confirmed. USCIS plans to issue temporary evidence of their status in an appropriate manner.
For any questions regarding the additional mail delivery process for receiving ADIT Stamp, please contact your trusted Chugh, LLP immigration professional.