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Navigating the USCIS  Appointment Request Process

  • By: Immigration Attorney Osas Iyamu
  • Published: August 25, 2023
USCIS Appointment Types


Figuring out the USCIS appointment request process can be complex, especially if you don’t know much about the different kinds of appointments and what you need for each one.

Types of USCIS  In-person Appointments

The USCIS offers various appointments, each catering to specific immigration-related matters. Understanding these can help you make an informed USCIS appointment request.

ADIT Stamp

The Alien Documentation Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) stamp is temporary evidence of lawful permanent resident status. It’s crucial for work authorization and re-entry into the U.S. Learn more about ADIT Stamps.

Emergency Advance Parole:

For Urgent Travel Needs Field offices sometimes issue emergency advance parole documents for emergent travel needs. To request one, you’ll need the following:

  • A completed and signed Form I-131
  • A valid passport
  • The correct I-131 filing fee
  • Evidence supporting the emergency request
  • Two passport-style photos

Check if you’re eligible for Emergency Advance Parole.

Immigration Judge Grant: The Next Steps After Court Approval?

When granted permanent residence or asylum by an Immigration Judge (IJ) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), USCIS is responsible for producing your Permanent Resident Card (PRC) or providing proof of status. 

Typically, you must visit your local USCIS field office to kickstart the card production process or to secure official evidence of your updated status.

You must bring your copy of the Final Order, photo identification, and passport to your appointment.

Before heading to your appointment, having your Final Order copy, photo ID, and passport is crucial.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Preparation is key. Depending on the type of appointment, you may need to bring specific documents, such as:

  • Passport-style photos
  • Valid passport
  • Final Order from an Immigration Judge
  • Extension notice and expired Legal Permanent Resident card (if applicable)

Ensure you have all the necessary documents.


Understanding the intricacies of USCIS appointment types can significantly ease your immigration process. Whether it’s an ADIT Stamp, Emergency Advance Parole, or an Immigration Judge Grant, knowing what to expect and how to prepare is half the battle won.


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