Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted lawful permanent residents the ability to receive an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp through the mail. This will, hopefully, allow the USCIS to issue ADIT stamps in a timely way. Follow along to find out more about this new mail delivery process and how a proficient green card immigration lawyer in NYC at The Law Offices of Cheryl R. David can help determine your eligibility.

What is the new mail delivery process for the ADIT stamp?

First of all, an ADIT stamp is a piece of temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status. So, by delivering these by mail, lawful permanent resident status applicants will no longer have to schedule an appointment to obtain one at a USCIS field office. In turn, applicants will have a reduced burden on their application and the USCIS field offices will have a reduced burden on their resources.

So far, the USCIS requires that to qualify for an ADIT stamp, a lawful permanent resident must not have their green card yet. Or, they require that a lawful permanent resident must have a pending adjudication on their application and their green card and extension notice that is expired. Examples of relevant applications include Form 1-90 (i.e., Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card), Form I-751 (i.e., Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence), and Form N-400 (i.e., Application for Naturalization).

What is the process for getting an ADIT stamp mailed?

Once you confirm that you qualify for an ADIT stamp, you may attempt to have it mailed to you. To do this, you must first call the USCIS Contact Center to request this temporary piece of evidence of your status. Then, you must provide a USCIS officer with your identity, physical mailing address, and whether this address is accessible for UPS or FedEx express mail.

It is important to note that your eligibility to get your ADIT stamp mailed to you is not guaranteed. That is, a USIC officer may determine that you must schedule an appointment at a USCIS field office for any of the following reasons:

  • If they believe that you have an urgent need.
  • If they cannot find a usable photo of you in the USCIS system.
  • If they cannot confirm your identity.
  • If they cannot confirm your address.

We understand just how much simpler your application process may be if you were to get an ADIT stamp mailed to you. This is why we are committed to making this possible for you. Call a skillful NYC family immigration attorney to retain our services today.