USCIS Courier Services? No matter how time sensitive your application to the USCIS, the USCIS has traditionally had a one-size-fits-all approach to providing evidence of your success or failure in seeking the benefit: your approval or denial notice arrived in a first-class mail envelope. Attorneys and other organizations filing large volumes of time sensitive applications have long requested that the USCIS enable the petitioner for the benefit to include a means of signing the approval notice back to the petitioner. In a recent press release, the USCIS announced that it has changed its policy. Petitioners may now include a prepaid air bill by the usual courier services, UPS and FedEx, that the USCIS will now use to return the original approval notice.
As in all changes a policy, in order to be successful, the devil is in the details. The USCIS requires that this shipping label be prepaid, and paid in full. If it is not, the USCIS will ignore it, and provide the approval notice via regular mail. Even though this document is coming from the USCIS, it requires that the petitioner does not list the USCIS as the sender. The petitioner’s name and address should appear in both to and from fields. If the petitioner, or applicant preparing the applications follow these simple guidelines, and include a shipping label to the specifications the USCIS will use it and you will have your approval notice that much sooner.
Immigration Law of Montana, P.C. is always willing to provide this service to its clients, including a prepaid label to USCIS specifications, to receive back time critical approvals. If we can help you file an application, especially a time sensitive application, please contact us.