ILA Doc. No. 23040601 | Dated April 6, 2023
On March 16, 2023, USCIS announced a new procedure
to obtain ADIT stamps, which constitute temporary evidence of permanent residence, typically issued while Form I-90, I-751, or N-400 applications are pending. This new procedure is due to USCIS delays in processing these applications. Please see Practice Pointer: When Is It Necessary to Request an ADIT Stamp?
for an explanation of ADIT stamps and when they are needed.
Under the prior procedure, residents were required to call the USCIS Contact Center, request an InfoPass appointment, wait for that appointment to be scheduled, and then attend the appointment at the local USCIS Field Office to obtain the ADIT stamp in their passport. Due to delays at the Contact Center and limited InfoPass appointment availability, many residents were not able to get ADIT stamps in a timely manner.
Under the new procedure, USCIS will mail temporary evidence of permanent residence to those who request it. In order to make a request, residents must follow these steps: