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Summary: New Guidelines for Submitting a G-845, Immigration Status/Document Verification Request

Publication Date: April 11, 2007

Author: William Leith, Acting General Manager, Application, Operations and Delivery Services, Federal Student Aid

This electronic announcement has been superceded by the electronic announcement posted 05/22/2007 titled: "Summary: New Guidelines for Submitting a G-845, Immigration Status/Document Verification Request"

Summary: New Guidelines for Submitting a G-845, Immigration Status/Document Verification Request

Posted on 04-11-2007

Federal Student Aid has recently learned that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is gradually reducing the number of its field offices that are processing the G-845 form, the Immigration Status/Document Verification Request. Because of this, many schools can no longer simply send their G-845 forms to the nearest USCIS field office.

Effective immediately, the office to which a school will submit the new G-845 form will depend on the state or territory, and sometimes the county, in which the school is located. The USCIS has provided Federal Student Aid with a chart listing the field offices that will oversee each state, territory, and/or county, and the addresses for those offices. Attachment A to this announcement contains the updated information. Use Attachment A to determine the field office to which you will send the new G-845 form, based on the location of your school, and the address of the applicable office.

We are also attaching a copy of the new G-845 form as Attachment B to this announcement. We previously provided schools with this new form in an Electronic Announcement posted on December 28, 2006. In that announcement, we explained that the USCIS had updated the form and rearranged some of the items.

The USCIS plans to post both the updated field office listing and the new G-845 form on its Web site, www.uscis.gov, under “Immigration Forms.” Currently, the old G-845 and G-845S forms are posted on the USCIS Web site; however, the USCIS has informed us that you should be using the new G-845 form (Attachment B to this announcement). The new G-845 form replaces both of the older documents.

We are posting the updated field office listing and the new G-845 form on our Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site so that schools have the most current information. Once these documents have been posted on the USCIS Web site, we will no longer provide updates related to these documents.

If you have any questions about the updated field office listing or the new G-845 form, please contact Marya Dennis of Federal Student Aid: Marya.Dennis@ed.gov or 202/377-3385.

Last Modified: 04/10/2007