G-884, Request for the Return of Original Documents

To request the return of original documents submitted to establish eligibility for an immigration benefit.

Number of Pages

Form 3; Instructions 5.

Edition Date

09/19/16. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 09/19/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

If your case is pending, submit your Form G-884 to the USCIS district, suboffice, or service center that is currently processing your case. If a final decision has been issued, submit the Form G-884 to the USCIS office or service center that  performed the last action on your case.

Case Status information is available at “Check your Case Status” https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do
USCIS Office locations are available at “Find a USCIS Office”  http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office

Additional Information for Completing Your Form:

If you submit Form G-884 on paper: Be sure to sign the form at Part 3, Signature. The fillable version of Form G-884 now includes “Don’t forget to sign!” messages and an arrow pointing to the signature box as reminders for when you print the completed form for mailing. USCIS rejects any unsigned Form G-884. Having to return it to you for a signature will delay processing of your request.

Filing Fee

$0

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form G-884. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

If you are requesting original documents from your Alien File (A-File) or Receipt File, did you provide the following?

  • Copies of two forms of identification
    • Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card
    • Driver’s license
    • State-issued identification document 
    • Employment authorization document 
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship 
    • U.S. or foreign passport

If you are requesting original documents from someone else’s A-File or Receipt File, did you submit the following?

  • Copies of two forms of identification
    • Form I-551, Permanent Resident Card
    • Driver’s license
    • State-issued identification document
    • Employment authorization document
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship
    • U.S. or foreign passport
  • Proof of the relationship between you and the other person. In cases where they are either deceased or incapacitated, you must provide evidence of a power of attorney, or that you are the executor of their estate.
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