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USCIS Begins Sending Original I-797 Notices Directly To Applicants And Petitioners
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USCIS has informed that it has begun sending original I-797 receipt and approval notices directly to applicants and petitioners, and copies of the notices are being sent to attorneys or accredited representatives, if a Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, has been filed. Previously, the original notice was being sent to the attorney or accredited representative, and a copy was sent to the address the applicant or petitioner.

USCIS has informed that its objective is to make sure that original receipts, decisions, and documents produced as a result of approved applications or petitions are sent to the address specified by the party making the request, and that it has implemented this change to ensure that documents, such as I-94s, are mailed directly to the address specified by the applicant or petitioner. Further, under the final rule for Immigration Benefits Business Transformation, Increment I, which will go into effect on November 28, 2011, documents produced as the result of an approved application or petition will be mailed directly to the address provided by the party seeking the benefit, and not that specified by the attorney or accredited representative on a Form G-28.



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