Urgent: Older Edition of Certain Forms Accepted By USCIS Until Feb.
In an addition to providing our clients with the latest in news and changes regarding the Immigration DNA Testing process. IDTO has also made great strides to also inform immigrant families about any type of immigration-related news that potentially can affect their families as they go through the filing process. Below is an article posted by Laywers.com Attorney Alexander Joseph Segal detailing the deadline of acceptance for USCIS admitting Older Editions of certain forms.
USCIS to Accept Older Editions of Certain Forms Until Feb. 21, 2017 – Lawyers.com Blog (blog) On December 23, 2016, the new fee schedule for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms went into effect. In accordance with the new fee schedule, the USCIS released new editions of affected USCIS forms.
Initially, the USCIS website indicated that no previous versions of the forms that received new editions on December 23, 2016, would be accepted. However, on December 29, 2016, the USCIS announced that it would accept prior versions of the affected forms, with the exception of the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, until February 21, 2017. However, if an application is filed on an older version of the form, the application must still be filed with the new filing fee. The USCIS nevertheless encourages applicants to use the new editions of the affected forms even if filing prior to February 21, 2017. Forms that were filed or postmarked before December 23, 2016, are unaffected.
In short, if an individual files a prior acceptable edition of one of the forms that received a new edition on December 23, 2016, the form will be acceptable only if it is filed or postmarked prior to February 21, 2017, along with the new filing fee. However, if the applicant is filing the Form N-400, he or she must use the new edition dated December 23, 2016, even if it filing prior to February 21, 2017.
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