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USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System

USCIS will discontinue its legacy e-Filing system in order to maintain data security standards and focus resources on the replacement Electronic Immigration System. The legacy e-Filing system has offered online filing for several USCIS forms. After the system is decommissioned, you must use paper forms when filing all categories of:

  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document
  • Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
  • Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status
  • Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service

If you started a draft form

The last day to start new forms in the e-Filing system is Aug. 30. You must complete and submit all forms by Sept. 20. If you are unable to do so, you will need to file a paper form.

If you have a pending case

If you have a pending case that you submitted through the legacy e-Filing system, you do not need to take any action. USCIS will adjudicate your case to completion.

Filing paper forms

After Sept. 20, you must file the paper versions of the forms listed above. For filing instructions, visit:

The Electronic Immigration System

USCIS is transitioning to a new system called the Electronic Immigration System. The new system is faster, more secure, and easier to upgrade and update. The forms being removed from the legacy e-Filing system will not be available immediately in the Electronic Immigration System, but there are plans to add them in the future.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact us through our online help form or call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TDD for deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-767-1833).

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