Grace Period Extended for Using Prior Versions of Form G-28

The grace period for using older versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, has been extended from April 13, 2015 to May 15, 2015. The new version of Form G-28 was issued by USCIS on March 6, 2015, but applicants can continue using the prior version until the extended deadline during this transition. However, applicants are encouraged to use the new Form G-28 to take advantage of the newly added options. Only the new and revised Form G-28 will be accepted beginning May 18, 2015.

Form G-28

Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, indicates that an attorney or accredited representative will act on behalf of an applicant, petitioner, or requestor in an immigration case, providing information about his or her eligibility to appear in such case.

Revised Form G-28

The revised version of the Form G-28 includes two new boxes that allow applicants choose whether they want to receive notices and secure documents personally or have them sent directly to their legal representative. Additional biographic information and contact information will also be collected in the revised Form G-28. Learn more about the revised Form G-28

USCIS will not accept previous versions of Form G-28 beginning May 18. Prior versions of Form G-28 sent after the deadline will not be accepted by USCIS. If the applicant submits an application with the previous Form G-28, USCIS will only accept the application, petition, or request as long as it meets the acceptance criteria. In this condition, all notices and secure documents will only be sent directly to the applicant, petitioner, or requestor.