Jan 3

In Case You Missed It: USCIS Will Allow Grace Period for New Form Versions


On December 23, 2016, USCIS posted to its website a large number of new form versions with effective dates of December 23, 2016, and indicated that no other versions of the forms would be accepted. After considerable pressure from AILA and other stakeholders, USCIS announced on December 29, 2016, that it will accept prior versions of forms that were revised on December 23, 2016, until February 21, 2017. The only exception to this grace period is the Form N-400, as USCIS announced the version change to that form on December 13, 2016. Please note that regardless of the form edition submitted, applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include the new fees, or USCIS will reject the submission.