As Chief of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Transformation Coordination, I want to personally inform you of enhancements to the agency’s electronic immigration system, known as USCIS ELIS. On May 22, 2012, USCIS launched the foundational release of USCIS ELIS, which provides a streamlined, Web-based process for individuals, attorneys, and accredited representatives to submit and track their benefit requests. As of January 14, 2013, new USCIS ELIS features allow attorneys and accredited representatives to electronically interact with clients, who can now verify, review, and e-sign their benefit requests. The new system features are part of our continuous effort to better serve our customers and move USCIS to an electronic environment. USCIS ELIS will gradually expand to include more features and functions until most types of immigration benefit requests can be electronically filed.
Please review the “E-Filing Steps for Representatives Web page” for more information on how to use the new features. Additionally, USCIS created a guide with tips and filing instructions to assist attorneys and accredited representatives. To access USCIS ELIS, please visithttp://www.uscis.gov/uscis-elis.