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(Application Processing) Summary: Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845 -- Field Office Changes Affecting Multiple States

Posted Date:May 13, 2008

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 -- Field Office Changes Affecting Multiple States

This electronic announcement has been superceded by the electronic announcement posted February 27, 2009 titled: "Update on USCIS Field Offices for Submission of Immigration Status/Document Verification Request, G-845 -- Field Office Changes Affecting Multiple States."

Posted on 05-13-2008

As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues to reduce 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 Multiple States

Effective immediately, the Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX Immigration Status Verification (ISV) Units have been closed. Manual G-845 cases are now being handled by the Arlington, VA field office. Schools that previously sent G-845 forms to Chicago or Dallas will now send the forms to:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
2221 South Clark Street, 4th Floor Arlington, VA 22202
Attention: Immigration Status Verifier

Updated USCIS Field Office List

All schools should review the updated Attachment A on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) Web site. This attachment, "Where to Mail Form G-845," must be used to determine the correct USCIS field office for your state or territory (and in some cases, county). Once you have identified the correct USCIS field office for your school, use the address on page 4 for all manual G-845 processing requests.

We will continue to update you as additional changes occur.

G-845 Form

We are also attaching a copy of the current 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 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: 05/12/2008