USCIS Announces Pandemic Signature Policy Is Now Permanent
In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS announced a temporary signature policy that it would accept copies of original signatures on all forms and documents. On July 25, 2022, USCIS announced that it will continue to accept copies of original signatures on all forms and documents as a permanent policy.
What Does This New Policy Mean?
USCIS will accept copies of original signatures on all benefit forms and documents, even if the form instructions require an original handwritten (“wet”) signature. This means that you can submit a scanned, faxed, photocopied, or similarly reproduced copy of a document to USCIS as long as the copy is of an original document containing an original handwritten signature. You must keep the original document with the wet signature and provide it to USCIS if requested.
If you still have questions about USCIS’ new signature policy or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.