Temporary Evidence of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status: What You Need to Know

USCIS field offices recently started delivering Forms I-94 with ADIT (temporary I-551) stamps as temporary evidence of LPR status without requiring an in-person appearance at the field office. With this new operational process, USCIS has added more ways for applicants to obtain proof of status. This alternate Form I-94 with an ADIT stamp is an acceptable List A receipt for Form I-9 and E-Verify.

How will the new process be different?

When LPRs call the USCIS Contact Center to request temporary evidence of status, an immigration services officer will verify their identity, physical mailing address, and if that address can receive UPS or FedEx express mail. The officer will then either create an in-person appointment if needed or submit a request to the field office to initiate the creation of the temporary evidence. If an in-person appointment is not needed, a USCIS field office will then review the request for temporary evidence and mail the applicant a Form I-94 with ADIT stamp, DHS seal and a printed photo of the LPR obtained from USCIS systems.

What will this receipt look like?

On the “delivery” Form I-94 with ADIT stamp, the LPR’s printed photo is located at the top right portion of the Form I-94. Alternately, the photo on a “in person” Form I-94 ADIT stamp is affixed to the top left portion of the Form I-94. Both documents are acceptable for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, purposes. The Form I-94 will continue to have the DHS seal over the ADIT stamp and the photo.

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