What updates have been made regarding the process of receiving an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp?

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced that additional mail delivery processes have been enforced for lawful permanent residents to receive an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp. This updated process allows USCIS to issue temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status promptly without requiring an in-person appointment at a field office. If you want to request an ADIT stamp, please don’t hesitate to contact a proficient Middlesex County, New Jersey Green Card Lawyer who can help you through this process. In addition, please follow along to learn more about you can request an ADIT stamp.

What is an Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp?

The Alien Documentation, Identification, and Telecommunication stamp (ADIT) also known as an I-551 stamp, is a stamp that provides evidence of temporary lawful permanent resident status. When a lawful permanent resident travels internationally and wishes to return to the U.S., they will have to show their passport and green card to re-enter the U.S. Lawful permanent residents must have a valid passport to travel and present proof of their legal status. In some cases, lawful permanent residents may not have their green cards in their possession. If they do not have proof of their lawful permanent resident status they could be denied admission back into the U.S. When this is the case, they can provide the appropriate parties with this type of temporary stamp that is marked on their passport or their I-94 Form. This will prove lawful permanent resident status.

How can I receive this temporary proof of lawful permanent resident status?

USCIS announced an additional mail delivery process for receiving an ADIT stamp. Lawful permanent residents are now allowed to receive temporary evidence of their lawful permanent resident status by mail. In the past, lawful permanent residents would have to physically get the ADIT stamp at a field office. According to USCIS, to obtain an ADIT stamp, lawful permanent residents must call the USCIS Contact Center to request temporary evidence of their status. An immigration services officer will verify the individual’s identity and physical mailing address. Once they determine whether the address can receive UPS or FedEx express mail, they may either schedule an in-person appointment or submit a formal request to the USCIS field office to issue the lawful permanent resident an ADIT stamp. In addition, according to the USCIS, if no in-person appointment is needed, they will review the request and mail the applicant a Form I-94 with an ADIT stamp, DHS seal, and a printed photo of the lawful permanent resident. Generally, if a request is approved this type of temporary stamp will be valid for one year. Ultimately, if your permanent resident card, also known as a green card, has been lost or destroyed, there is no need to panic as you may be able to obtain this temporary stamp that proves your lawful permanent resident status.

For more information on requesting and receiving an ADIT stamp, contact a trusted Middlesex County, New Jersey green card lawyer. Our firm is committed to helping our clients obtain this type of temporary proof of lawful permanent resident status.

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