• DHS Publishes Final Rule on Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status And Revises Forms G-28 & G-28I
  • January 10, 2015 | Author: Maria del Carmen Ramos
  • Law Firm: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP - Tampa Office
  • On October 29, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule that amends it regulations governing when USCIS will issue correspondence, notices of decisions, and documents evidencing lawful status in the United States to an applicant, petitioner, attorney, or accredited representative.

    Effective January 27, 2015, USCIS will mail requests, notices, cards, and original documents to applicants, petitioners, and their attorneys or accredited representatives of record. Per the final rule, USCIS will now allow represented applicants to consent to and request that any notices, decisions, and secure identity documents be sent solely to the official business address of the applicant’s attorney or accredited representative, as reflected on a properly executed Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, or Form G-28I, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States.

    Moreover, USCIS is in the process of updating the Form G-28 and Form G-28I to reflect the changes in this rule.