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USCIS Announces New Mail Delivery Processing for ADIT Stamp

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may now be eligible to receive Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, with an Alien Documentation, Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp (also known as a Form I-551 stamp) as a form of temporary evidence of their status.

The new process will allow USCIS to issue temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status in a timely way without requiring eligible applicants to schedule an appointment at a USCIS field office, thereby reducing applicant burden and increasing availability of field office resources.

Eligibility Criteria for the ADIT Stamp

Lawful permanent residents may be eligible for evidence of status and may require temporary evidence of their status in the form of an ADIT stamp if:
  • They do not have their Green Card (for example, if it was lost, stolen, or damaged); or
  • Their Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, is still pending adjudication AND their Green Card and extension notice have expired.

New Process for Obtaining the ADIT Stamp

Legal permanent residents may call the USCIS Contact Center to request temporary evidence of their LPR status. The Contact Center will: 
  1. Verify the applicant’s identity and physical mailing address.
  2. Confirm if the applicant can receive UPS or FedEx express mail at your physical mailing address.
  3. Determine whether to schedule an in-person appointment or send the applicant’s request to a USCIS field office.

If an in-person appointment is not required, the USCIS field office will 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 lawful permanent resident obtained from USCIS systems.

Some lawful permanent residents will still need to appear in person at a USCIS field office to receive temporary evidence of their status, including those who have urgent needs, do not have a useable photo in USCIS systems, or whose address or identity cannot be confirmed.