How to Use Electronic Immigration Forms

Carl Michael Shusterman

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The office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now providing electronic filing for certain immigration benefits. This allows people to apply for immigrant benefits from anywhere with a secure internet connection and pay their fees with a credit card or directly through their checking or savings account. The following immigration forms can be filed electronically for your convenience:

Forms Available for e-filing:

  • I-90 - Application to Replace Permanent Residence Card
  • I-129 - Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, with the following exceptions:

o H-1B

o H-2B

o L-1 Categories

  • I-131 - Application for Travel Document
  • I-140 - Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
  • I-539 - Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
  • I-765 - Application for Employment Authorization, with the following exceptions:

o (c)(3)(A)

o (c)(3)(B)

o (c)(3)(C)

  • I-821 - Application for Temporary Protected Status
  • I-907 - Request for Premium Processing Service

Each of the above listed forms has links to their specific e-filing instructions. Follow the instructions for the particular form you qualify for on the USCIS website. Before you can e-file you must register a user ID and password with USCIS. You cannot e-file if you are applying for a waiver of the filing fee or if you are requesting that your case be expedited.

Supporting Documentation and Fees:

For most e-filed applications, you will be required to provide supporting documents. After you determine which supporting documents are required of your application, make photocopies of those documents. Any documentation in a foreign language must be translated by a certified translator, and that translator's credentials must be included with the document. Use a printed conformation receipt notice, which is given to you after e-filing, as a coversheet for your support documentation. Do not attach a paper copy of the actual application. Mail the documents and cover page to the address provided on the conformation receipt notice, and be sure to keep copies of

Additional Resources:

USCIS e-filing registration

I-90 e-filing

I-129 e-filing

I-131 e-filing

I-140 e-filing

I-539 e-filing

I-765 e-filing

I-821 e-filing

I-907 e-filing

Additional Resources

Immigration Attorneys

Immigration Forms

Temporary Visas

Green Cards

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