USCIS begins new service with USPS to deliver important documents more securely


As of April 30, the USCIS has initiated an improved service for delivering important documents, such as green cards, through a program called Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery. The new system requires recipients to provide ID and sign for mail at time of delivery. The purpose of this is to provide tighter security and confirm documents are properly received.

The first implementation will be to re-deliver documents that were deemed non-deliverable the first attempt, including “Permanent Resident cards, Employment Authorization cards, and Travel Booklets.”

Applicants will have the option to provide a designee to accept delivery on his or her behalf by filling out one of the following forms: the PS Form 3801, Standing Delivery Order or the PS Form 3801-A, Agreement by a Hotel, Apartment House, or the Like. Applicants are also able to sign up for delivery notification status via the USPS website or to route their delivery at a specified day and time at a convenient post office where they can retrieve their delivery in person.

For more details and to view the forms please see: