Friday, February 8, 2013

USCIS Updates and Improve Certain Immigration Forms

USCIS published improved forms in easier-to-use formats and with new data collection technologies:
*               Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (published on Feb. 4): provide clear and comprehensive instructions in plain language and are in a user-friendly format.
*               Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (published on Jan. 16): improves the application intake process and reduces customer errors. This two-column, Adobe fillable electronic form restricts incorrect entries and provides informational pop-up boxes to assist customers.
*               Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (published on Jan. 16): includes 2D barcode technology to improve data quality and operational efficiency. The barcode at the bottom of the page stores the data on the form when entered electronically.
USCIS has also launched a new USCIS Form Improvements Initiative Web Page which explains the types of improvements in the initiative, introduces recently published and upcoming forms, and links to each form’s landing Web page. Visitors will also find information related to form improvement initiatives, including enhanced Web content (i.e., posting filing addresses and detailed fee information on form landing pages) and filing reminders.

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