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USCIS Modifies Participation Requirements in DORA Pilot Program

Please note: This program is in operation until September 21, 2007.

Immigrant applicants in the Dallas, El Paso and Oklahoma City areas will no longer be required to participate in a pilot program (DORA) that uses alternate filing procedures to process permanent residence or adjustment of status applications.

Applicants under the pilot program were required to schedule an appointment at a USCIS field office using InfoPass, the agency's online appointment scheduler. Since InfoPass users are currently waiting an average of three weeks for available appointments, a decision was made to allow eligible applicants to voluntarily file their Form I-485 packages under the DORA program or use normal filing procedures by mailing their application packages to the Chicago Lockbox address.

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