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BCIS Kicks Off Electronic Filing with Chicago Press Conference

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 03052840 (posted May. 28, 2003)"

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

MEDIA ADVISORY
Phone: (202) 514-2648

May 27, 2003

BCIS BEGINS OFFERING “ONLINE” FILING FOR TWO POPULAR IMMIGRATION BENEFIT FORMS

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.

Date:          Thursday, May 29, 2003

Time:          11:30am (CST), 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Location:     BCIS
                    10 W. Jackson Blvd., 3rd floor
                    Chicago, IL 60604

Phone:         (312) 385-1925

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.

 
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