U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now providing certain asylees and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) with documented evidence of their status after it receives notification 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, along with 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 the employment, travel and other benefits that they need in a more efficient manner.
LPRs and asylees are encouraged to contact the USCIS Contact Center to request proof of status since USCIS may not be notified of status for every case.
Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Suann Kessler and Vicky Yu, who are Attorneys at Corporate Immigration Partners (CIP), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the “U.S. Law Firms”).
Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.