Update in Completing USCIS Forms

Hello! Welcome to my website. If you have visited the Blog page before, you are likely aware that I generally blog about news stories or U.S. government announcements related to or involving U.S. immigration law. While this information is important and informative, it is also often depressing and irrelevant. Therefore, for this blog posting, I am updating you about a recently issued American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA) practice pointer for completing USCIS Forms generally.

USCIS has directed that certain Forms (e.g., Form I-914, Form I-914, Supplement A, Form I-589, Form I-918, and Form I-918, Supplement A) be rejected, if a required field is left blank; USCIS states something along these lines as it relates to the completion of such Forms:

USCIS may reject your Form if you leave a required field blank, unless the field is optional according to the form text or form instructions. Optional fields include those you should complete only if you answered “yes” to a previous question or fields that state “if any” in the heading for the field. You must provide a response to all required questions, even if the response is “none,” “unknown,” or “n/a.”

Due to the fact that AILA is aware that USCIS will likely direct that more Forms be completed accordingly and is also aware that USCIS has rejected Forms with NA or NONE, AILA now recommends putting "N/A" (not NA or NONE) in all otherwise blank fields to avoid USCIS rejection.

If you require assistance with your U.S. immigration case, Attorney Carcagno offers both a full service and a partial service for reviewing Forms only. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Carcagno to discuss your case, you may book your appointment by calling her at (734) 999-0360 or scheduling your appointment here.

***Please keep in mind that this blog posting is for educational purposes only (i.e., to give you general information and a general understanding of this immigration related matter); this blog posting does not provide specific legal advice and does not form an attorney-client relationship.***


(1) AILA Doc. No. 20040233 | Dated April 2, 2020

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Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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