Become an Authorized Provider
Becoming an Authorized Provider of Immigration Services
Anyone wishing to provide the public with immigration services must be authorized by the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Visit the BIA's Recognition and Accreditation Program page to learn how an organization can apply for recognition and accreditation.
USCIS Role in Review
Each USCIS district office has a recognition and accreditation team or point of contact that reviews the application.
In addition to reviewing the submitted materials, USCIS may:
Also, the district director or a member of the recognition and accreditation team may request more information or may contact the applicant to request more information or a meeting. These requests are intended to intiate introductions and establish productive working relationships.
At the completion of the review, USCIS will sbmit its findings to the BIA and provide a copy to the applicant.
Why Become Authorized?
Accredited representatives can assist clients in preparing forms and are also allowed to attend USCIS interviews with thier clients.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/05/2014
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