The first phase will affect documents that need to be re-mailed because they have been returned as non-deliverable. These documents include Permanent Resident Cards (also called Green Cards), Employment Authorization Cards (EADs), and Travel Booklets. Applicants who have changed mailing addresses during the course of the application process are more likely to have their secure documents sent with the new delivery method, which USCIS will expand to all secure documents in the future.
As part of the new delivery method, applicants must present identification to sign for their documents upon delivery. They also have the option to designate an agent to sign on their behalf by completing the Postal Service’s PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order (PDF) or PS Form 3801-A, Agreement by a Hotel, Apartment House, or the Like (PDF). Applicants can sign up for USPS Informed Delivery to receive delivery status notifications. Applicants will also have the option to arrange for pickup at a post office at a convenient date and time by going to the USPS website and selecting “hold for pickup.”
If your USPS tracking information shows your package was delivered but you have not received it, contact your local post office immediately. Remember, USCIS will mail your card or travel document to the address you provided on your application (unless you request to mail it to your representative on Form G-28, Notice of Entry or Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative).
Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery increases the security, integrity, and efficiency of document delivery. The Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery process provides better tracking and accuracy of delivery information, improving service to applicants.
Information on how to track delivery of secure documents is available on the USCIS website.
Note: This is a blog post by Adhikari Law PLLC and should NOT be construed as a legal advice.
If you want to learn more about this topic, have other immigration law questions, or any other legal questions do contact us at (+1) 888 820 4430 (toll free), or (+1) 202 529 6946, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org