Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03052840 (posted May. 28, 2003)"
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Phone: (202) 514-2648
May 27, 2003
BCIS BEGINS OFFERING “ONLINE” FILING FOR TWO POPULAR IMMIGRATION
WASHINGTON, DC - Beginning Thursday, May 29, and for the first time
ever, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) will make
electronic filing (e-filing) available for two of the most commonly submitted
immigration forms – the application to renew or replace a “green card” (Form
I-90) and the Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765).
To mark the occasion, Acting BCIS Director Eduardo Aguirre will hold a news
conference in Chicago
During the press conference an actual applicant will provide a live
demonstration of the e-filing process, becoming one of the first customers to
utilize this groundbreaking technology. The Chicago BCIS office will broadcast
this news conference live to participating BCIS offices across the
country. E-filing is part of BCIS’ ongoing efforts to provide easier, more
convenient ways for its customers to apply for immigration benefits while
meeting national security objectives. Together, the Form I-90 and Form
I-765 represent approximately 30 percent of the 7 million applications filed
with BCIS every year.
Thursday, May 29, 2003
11:30am (CST), 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
10 W. Jackson Blvd., 3rd
Chicago, IL 60604
Editors’ Note: Tomorrow (May 29), media “b-roll” and a step-by-step
video detailing the e-filing process will be available via satellite
uplink. The video will be broadcast from 12:00-12:30 a.m.
(EDT). To access, please use the following coordinates: Telstar 5
C-band, transponder 23. The downlink frequency is 4160
vertical. For more information on the satellite transmission, please
call Pacific Television master control at (310) 287-3800.