Concurrent E-Filing is the practice of submitting multiple related applications at the same time using the USCIS E-Filing system.
Submitting multiple Forms I-131 to obtain several travel documents for a family trip.
Concurrent E-Filing is NOT offered for all E-Filing applications. For example, an authorized representative cannot e-File ten I-90 applications for ten different clients concurrently. In these cases, each application must be E-Filed, and paid for, separately.
Advantages to E-Filing Applications Concurrently
Pay all fees with a single transaction.
Submit related applications at one time, to one processing location, instead of separately to multiple locations.
Receive confirmation at one time that all your applications have been received.
Application Types Available for Concurrent E-Filing
See the Form-Specific E-Filing Instructions for the circumstances in which each application can be concurrently E-Filed with another application(s).
Once you complete your initial E-Filing application, the Forms Checklist in the E-Filing system will provide links to applications that are available for Concurrent E-Filing.
Is E-Filing the Best Option for You?
You cannot concurrently file paper-based applications and E-Filing applications.
If the applications that you wish to concurrently E-File are not available on the Forms Checklist page, you will need to file the applications in paper.
Instructions for Concurrent E-Filing
The E-Filing system will only allow certain applications to be concurrently E-Filed within a single E-Filing application session, based on the primary application that you have selected.
Upon completion of an E-Filing application, you will arrive at the Forms Checklist page. The Forms Checklist provides a list of your completed applications and their associated fees, as well as links to “Add” a Form Type that may be concurrently E-Filed with your completed application(s).
Please Note: USCIS requires that Form I-821 be filed concurrently with Form I-765. You MUST complete Form I-821 before you complete Form I-765. Once you have completed Form I-821, the option to “Add” Form I-765 will appear on your Forms Checklist page.
Paying for Concurrently E-Filed Applications – You must pay the fees for ALL concurrently E-Filed applications by a single payment method (e.g., credit card or bank account transfer) at the time of submission. Each form’s fee will appear as a separate line item on your credit card or bank statement.
Attempting to Attach Applications After Submission – After you have certified and paid for your application(s), you cannot attach another application to that submission. If you submit another E-Filing application, it will be treated as a separate application filing.
Submitting Supporting Documentation – Supporting Documentation for all concurrently E-Filed applications must be submitted as a single package to the same USCIS processing location identified on the Confirmation Receipt notice.