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Immigration Fact of the Week (May 8 – 14)

What is the USCIS Lockbox Facility?

What is the USCIS Lockbox Facility?Lockbox facilities allow the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to receive forms quickly and process payments efficiently and securely. All USCIS applications and immigration forms come with form filing instructions that will have the address of the lockbox facility to which you will need to send your application. These facilities have been set up by the USCIS to receive applications and process payments.

Lockboxes review applications for basic biographical information, check if the forms are signed and filed with the correct fee. These facilities will also check the jurisdiction of the submitted form and basic eligibility of the applicants. Lockboxes reject or accept applications based on the rules of the immigration agency. It is the duty of the lockbox facility to send receipt notices to applicants whose applications have been accepted and send back the rejected applications to the applicant. These facilities deposit the payments they receive to the U.S. Treasury. Finally, these facilities will send the applications they receive to the respective USCIS Service Centers for further processing.

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