USCIS will be Flexible with Submitting Required Signatures

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By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka; Armando Escobedo; Jacqueline Valle


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the agency will accept a reproduced original signature on all benefit forms and documents, including Form I-129 petitions, for submissions starting March 21, 2020 until the end of the coronavirus National Emergency.

What to Expect

For forms and documents that require an original signature, USCIS will accept signatures that are scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced, provided that the copy is from an original immigration petition or application form that contains an original signature.

Please note: Applicants who submit electronic signatures to USCIS should retain the original document copies that the signatures are reproduced from.

We will continue to monitor USCIS signature requirements and coronavirus-related updates to USCIS policy.

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