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BCIS Alert to Pending Asylee Adjustment Applicants

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03060440 (posted Jun. 4, 2003)"

Jun 16 2003

Certain Asylees with Pending Adjustment of Status Applications Advised to Notify BCIS of Change of Address

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) has released a notice to all asylees who filed adjustment of status applications on or before April 1, 1999 and have not yet received a decision regarding their application. These individuals are advised to contact the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) (online at at 1 (800) 375-5283 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m to 6 p.m.) to ensure that the NCSC has their correct current address. The NCSC can also assist applicants in checking the current status of their pending case.

When contacting the NCSC by telephone, fist press #1 (for information about pending applications). You should then press #2 (for change of address of your N-400 and certain pending asylum adjustment applications). Before calling, make sure your application receipt number is accessible.

Asylees are defined as individuals who have received a final grant of asylum. Typically, individuals in asylee status for one year or more are eligible to file for an adjustment to permanent residency status. No more than 10,000 asylees receive this adjustment of status per year. However, provisions in current immigration laws enable some eligible Iraqi and Syrian asylees to receive permanent residency status, regardless of the 10,000 person limitation. Iraqi and Syrian asylees who believe the BCIS may have inadvertently limited their cases to the 10,000 person cap should write to the BCIS for clarification at:

Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87333
Lincoln NE 68501-7333

In your letter, please include your name, date of birth, country of birth, A-file number, filing receipt/tracking number and current address.

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