USCIS Announces a Change of Filing Location for Form I-102, the Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Departure Document

Yesterday, USCIS announced revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants that are filing Form I-102, the Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document. The new form, which is dated January 13, 2010, is part of a greater USCIS initiative to centralize form and fee intakes to USCIS Lockbox facilities.

Starting February 22, 2010, applicants separately filing Form I-201 should mail their application to either the Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox facility, based on their location. Additional guidance is included in the revised instructions of Form I-102. Applicants that are submitting Form I-102 with another form should submit both forms to the location specified in the filing instructions of the other form.

Please note that NATO and Partnership for Peace under SOFA Military Members that are seeking an initial Form I-94 should submit their application through their foreign commander or designee to the following address:

NATO/Headquarters
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO/HQ SACT
7857 Blandy Road. Suite 100
ATTN: Legal Affairs
Norfolk, VA 23551-2490

Service Centers that receive any Form I-102 will forward the form to the correct USCIS Lockbox facility up to March 24, 2010. After that date, applications filed incorrectly will be returned to the applicant, with guidance to send the form to the correct location.

Please note that applicants filing this form at a USCIS Lockbox facility may request to receive an email or text message letting them know that USCIS has accepted their application. Applicants interested in receiving this message should additionally complete Form G-1145, the E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and attach it to the first page of their application.

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