USCIS Announces Flexibility in Submitting Required Original Signatures During COVID-19 Emergency
As announced by USCIS, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all documents and forms will be accepted with reproduced original signatures for submissions dated March 21, 2020 and indefinitely beyond.
Documents may be photocopied, or similarly reproduced provided that the copy must be of an original document containing an original handwritten signature, unless otherwise specified. For forms that require an original “wet” signature, USCIS will accept electronically reproduced original signatures for the duration of the COVID-19 National Emergency. This temporary change only applies to signatures, and all other form instructions should be followed when completing a form. The copies of the original documents containing the “wet” signature must be retained and can be requested by USCIS at any time.
We have implemented safety protocols with our client interactions, and we applaud the agency’s flexibility in this regard. For more information about visas to the U.S. and the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S., contact us today.