Our Insights


USCIS Announces Plan to Destroy Certain Undeliverable Immigration Documents After 60 Days

Authors: Rebecca L. Sigmund (Greenville), Ann Louise Brown Cauble (Greenville)

Published Date: April 10, 2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that beginning April 2, 2018, permanent resident cards, employment authorization document cards (EADs), and travel documents (Advance Paroles) that are returned to USCIS as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service will be destroyed after 60 days. To prevent this, intended recipients must contact USCIS to provide a correct address in a timely manner.

Recipients can protect their interests by documenting any contact with USCIS regarding such notification, including proof of receipt of mailed notification. AUSCIS encourages applicants to update any change of address within 10 days of their relocation by completing a Form AR-11, which can be found on the USCIS website  In addition, this website provides applicants with the specific procedures for this address change notification process.

Rebecca L. Sigmund  (Greenville)

Rebecca L. Sigmund

*Currently licensed in Georgia only.

Rebecca Sigmund advises companies on immigration alternatives for prospective employees as well as matters relating to employment eligibility of workers.  Her practice largely involves securing appropriate temporary working visas and permanent residency for executives, managers, investors, technical personnel and other professionals to authorize their employment in the United States.


Ann Louise Brown Cauble  (Greenville)

Ann Louise Brown
Ann Louise is an associate in the Greenville office specializing in business immigration. She regularly assists corporate clients' various industries including technology, engineering, medical, and academic fields on the process of hiring and employing foreign nationals and immigration compliance. She has experience with non-immigrant visas, immigrant petitions, labor certifications, and permanent residency applications through various government agencies. Ann Louise frequently speaks and...