Protecting the integrity of the immigration process is a priority for USCIS. One way we protect the immigration system is by making it easy for you to report immigration fraud and abuse through our online tip form. This includes fraud related to H-1B visas, H-2B visas, EB-5, asylum, marriage, and other immigration benefits.
Privacy Notice for Reporting to USCIS
AUTHORITIES: The information requested as part of the tip reporting process, and the associated evidence, is collected under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sections INA §§ 287(a)-(b),(f) and 235(d)(3)-(4), as well as Homeland Security Delegation No. 0150 and 0150.1 paragraphs (I), (N) and (S).
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for providing the requested information is to assist USCIS in investigating allegations of immigration fraud. USCIS uses the information you provide to ensure the integrity of the legal immigration system and to determine eligibility for a requested benefit.
DISCLOSURE: The information you provide about yourself is voluntary. However, failure to provide your contact information may hinder USCIS’s ability to follow up with you on your tip and take further action. Furthermore, USCIS requires you to provide certain information about the subject of the tip to verify the identity of the subject and allow USCIS to research and determine whether the tip is actionable. Failure to provide the required information will result in USCIS being unable to verify the subject’s identity and investigate the suspected fraud.
ROUTINE USES: DHS may, where allowable under relevant confidentiality provisions, share the information you provide and any additional requested evidence with other Federal, state, local, and foreign government agencies and authorized organizations. DHS follows approved routine uses described in the associated published system of records notices [DHS-USCIS-001 - Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System, DHS/USCIS-006 Fraud Detection National Security Records, and DHS/ALL-016 - Department of Homeland Security Correspondence Records] and the published privacy impact assessment [DHS/USCIS/PIA-013-01 Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate], which you can find at https://www.dhs.gov/privacy. DHS may also share this information, as appropriate, for law enforcement purposes or in the interest of national security.
- Report employer fraud and abuse to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
- If you witness a fraud or scam, or if you are a victim, report it to your local or state authorities.