- USCIS will now mail some asylees and LPRs documented evidence of status
- USCIS will issue the documentation when it is notified by an immigration judge or Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
- This measure will reduce the need for in-person appointments
- Affected applicants will also have faster access to other necessary benefits
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now providing certain asylees and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) with documented evidence of their status after it is notified that they have been granted status.
Once USCIS is notified that asylees and LPRs have been granted status by an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), it will create and provide documentation of their status. This measure is designed to reduce the need for asylees and LPRs to schedule an in-person appointment, which can be a cumbersome and time-consuming requirement. Individuals who have been granted asylum by the BIA or an immigration judge will receive a Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, and an asylee stamp. USCIS is also issuing Green Cards (Permanent Resident Cards) to some LPRs when they are granted an adjustment of status.
By providing documentation to asylees and LPRs by mail, USCIS aims to help those individuals obtain employment, travel, and other benefits that they need more efficiently.
LPRs and asylees are encouraged to contact the USCIS Contact Center to request proof of status since USCIS may not be notified of status in each case.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)