Washington: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now affirmatively creating and providing documented evidence of their status to certain new asylees and lawful permanent residents upon receiving notification that an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has granted status.
Individuals granted asylum and lawful permanent resident status are still instructed and encouraged to contact the USCIS Contact Center to request their proof of status because USCIS may not be notified in every case.
USCIS field offices may now be able to provide this documentation by mail instead of having asylees and lawful permanent residents schedule an in-person appointment, eliminating an unnecessary burden to an individual who has been granted their status by an immigration judge or the BIA.
USCIS began this effort in August 2022 by mailing Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, with asylee stamps to certain individuals who have been granted asylum by an immigration judge or the BIA. We also have been issuing Permanent Resident Cards, also known as Green Cards, to some lawful permanent residents when we are notified that the immigration judge or BIA has granted adjustment of status.
By providing this evidence, USCIS is helping to ensure that new asylees and lawful permanent residents may seek employment, travel, and obtain other benefits they are entitled to.