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Summary: Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845 -- New Field Offices for Schools in Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Ohio

Publication Date: August 31, 2007

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

Summary: Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845--New Field Offices for Schools in Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Ohio

This electronic announcement has been superceded by the electronic announcement posted 09/12/2007 titled: "Summary: Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845-- New Field Office for Schools in Washington State."

Posted on 08-31-2007

As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gradually reduces the number of field offices that process the Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845 form, they are notifying Federal Student Aid of the changes. We first informed the community about USCIS field office closures in an Electronic Announcement posted on April 11, 2007.

New Field Office for Schools in Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Effective August 20, 2007, the Salt Lake City, UT and St. Paul, MN Immigration Status Verification (ISV) Units no longer exist. Manual G-845 cases are now being handled by the Dallas, TX field office. Schools in Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that previously sent G-845 forms to Salt Lake City and St. Paul will now send the forms to:

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
8101 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
Attention: Immigration Status Verifier

New Field Office for Schools in Ohio

In addition, effective September 1, 2007, the Cleveland, OH Immigration Status Verification (ISV) Unit will no longer exist. Manual G-845 cases will be handled by the Chicago, IL field office. Schools in Ohio that previously sent G-845 forms to Cleveland will now send the forms to:

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Attention: Immigration Status Verifier

These are the only field offices that have changed at this writing. We will continue to update you as additional changes occur.

Updated USCIS Field Office List

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. We have updated the USCIS field office list and it is provided as an attachment to this announcement on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site.

Use Attachment A to determine the field office and address to which you will send the new G-845 form, based on the location of your school.

Note: The zip code for the Chicago field office was incorrect in the attachment to the Electronic Announcement posted on May 22, 2007. Attachment A to this announcement now contains the correct zip code for Chicago, which is "60605." Please ensure that your records are updated. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

New G-845 Form

We are also attaching a copy of the new G-845 form as Attachment B to this announcement on the IFAP Web site . Please refer to the Electronic Announcement posted on December 28, 2006 for more information regarding the new G-845 form.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the updated field office listing or the new G-845 form, please contact the Research and Customer Care Center (RCCC) at 800/433-7327 or by fax at 202/275-5532. You can also e-mail the RCCC at fsa.customer.support@ed.gov. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Last Modified: 08/30/2007