The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has introduced a new online appointment request form, which allows individuals, attorneys, and accredited representatives to request an in-person appointment at a field office for ADIT stamps, Emergency Advance Parole, Immigration Judge Grants without having to call the USCIS Contact Center.
The newly launched online form is not a self-scheduling tool. Individuals may request a specific date and time for an in-person appointment, but the USCIS cannot guarantee that the requested appointment date will be scheduled. The USCIS Contact Center will review submissions and the availability of in-person appointments at a specific field office. The USCIS will then confirm and schedule the individual for an available in-person appointment.
According to the USCIS, the online appointment request form aims to enhance the customer experience by collecting required information upfront and potentially scheduling the requested appointment without any further engagement with the USCIS Contact Center. However, the USCIS does state that the Contact Center may contact an individual either by phone or email depending on the appointment reason and urgency, using the information provided on the submitted request.