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July 2018
Immigration News Briefs

USCIS Delivery of Secure Documents
USCIS has been phasing in the USPS "Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery Service" to mail green cards and other secure documents. Applicants must present identification to sign for their documents upon delivery. They can also designate an agent to sign on their behalf by completing the Postal Service's PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order (PDF) or PS Form 3801-A, Agreement by a Hotel, Apartment House, or the Like (PDF). Applicants can sign up for USPS Informed Delivery to receive delivery status notifications. Applicants can also arrange for pickup at a post office at a convenient date and time by going to the USPS website and selecting "hold for pickup."

• The person to whom the package is addressed will need to show identification whether it is the applicant, a legal representative, a family member, etc.
• USCIS can mail secure documents to the attorney of record if the applicant checks the appropriate box on the G-28.
• If mail is sent to a designated law firm, the staff member receiving the mail must be designated by the addressee.
• If mail is sent to a courier service for a law firm, the courier service receiving the mail must be designated by the addressee.

Receipt Notices for Form I-751 and Form I-829
As of June 11, 2018, petitioners who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will receive a Form I-797 receipt notice that can be presented with their Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card, as evidence of continued status for 18 months past the expiration date on their Permanent Resident Card.

Similarly, new Form I-797 receipt notices will be issued to eligible conditional permanent residents whose Form I-751 or I-829 was still pending as of June 11, 2018.

USCIS is making the change from 12 to 18 months because current processing times for Forms I-751 and I-829 have increased over the past year.

Data Entry Delay in I-751 Receipt Notices
USCIS’ California Service Center (CSC) is experiencing a delay in initial data entry for Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. Since initial data entry has to be completed before a receipt notice can be issued, some petitioners may experience a delay in receiving a receipt notice.

If you submitted a Form I-751 to the CSC in May 2018 and you have not received a receipt notice, do not file a duplicate form unless you received a rejection notice or were instructed to do so by the CSC.

The CSC will issue a web alert once initial data entry has returned to normal.

APPLICATION FINAL ACTION DATES FOR July  2018

 

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

22Apr11

22Apr11

2A

22Jun16

22Jun16

2B

15Aug11

15Aug11

3rd

01May06

01May06

4th

22Mar04

15Nov04

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

01Jan12

Current

2nd

15Mar09

Current

3rd

01Nov08

Current

Other

01Nov08

Current

4th

Current

Current

5th

Current

Current1B

 


DATES FOR FILING VISA APPLICATIONS - July 2018

 

FAMILY

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

08Mar12

08Mar12

2A

01Dec17

01Dec17

2B

08Jan12

08Jan12

3rd

22Sep06

22Sep06

4th

01Jan05

01May05

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

India

Pakistan/Bangladesh

1st

Current

Current

2nd

22May09

Current

3rd

01May09

Current

Other

01May09

Current

4th

Current

Current

5th

Current

Current1B

https://www.uscis.gov/visabulletin-july-18

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