Alert: USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System

On Monday, August 24th, USCIS released the News Alert, “USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System“, stating that they are discontinuing their legacy e-Filing system. This USCIS legacy system has offered online filing for several USCIS forms. When this 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

The last day to start a new form using the existing e-Filing system will be August 30, 2015. All forms on the legacy e-Filing must be completed and submitted by September 20, 2015. After that date only the paper versions, which can be found on the USCIS web site, of Form I-131, Form I-140, Form I-765, Form I-821, and Form I-907 can be used.

Note: USCIS is transitioning to a new system called the Electronic Immigration System. 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.

Source of Information:, 8/24/15, News Alert:
USCIS Discontinues Legacy e-Filing System

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