Revised Form G-28 09/17/18

Goodbye Geographic Requirement

USCIS Publishes New Version of Form G-28

On September 17, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a new version of form G-28. The new 09/17/18 version is not substantially different from previous versions of the form. It only removed the geographic requirement for original notice to a U.S. address for attorneys and representatives.

In the notification for this new version, USCIS also announced they would extend the grace period on older versions. Filers may still use the 03/04/15 and 05/05/16 versions until November 19, 2018. Beginning Monday November 19, USCIS will only accept the 09/17/18 (new) and 05/23/18 (still has geographic requirement) versions. It will reject the request otherwise.

Look to the foot of the page of your form to see which version of G-28 you have. The version is also identified in the form G-28 instructions.

What is the Form For?

You may have an attorney or legal representation represent you before USCIS, but you must first formally authorize USCIS to communicate about your case with your legal representation. Form G-28 authorizes USCIS to do so. It also allows USCIS to send sensitive documents to your legal representation concerning your immigration case.

The most recent versions of form G-28 allow you to decide who will receive notices and secure documents concerning your case.

USCIS will reject out of date form G-28s. Do note that the dates in this blog post are in the American order mm/dd/yy.

For More Information

Read the USCIS announcement.

USCIS’s advise on filing (use a black pen).

Form G-28 at a glance.

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This information comes from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 18091734) and from USCIS’s website.

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