Application To Determine Returning Resident Status


To determine an individual’s classification and eligibility for a U.S. immigrant visa. To issue a Permanent Resident Card and a Social Security Number and card if the individual has been issued an immigrant visa and is subsequently admitted to the United States as an immigrant.

Note: Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied a U.S. immigrant visa.

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Where To File DS-234

Submit this form via email as a scanned attachment to the National Visa Center at when you request resettlement assistance from the Department of State.

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