From USCIS: We are aware that some attorneys and accredited representatives who recently filed the current version of the G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, may have received a courtesy copy instead of an original document.
This occurred because we recently made necessary system
changes to incorporate the new features that appear on the revised Form
G-28. Release of the new Form G-28 has been temporarily delayed and, as a
result, is not yet available for public use.
We expect the new Form
G-28 will be out soon, however, in the interim, USCIS adjusted its
notice mailing process until the new form is available for public use.
During the Transition
the new Form G-28 is available for public use, we are working to ensure
that attorneys and accredited representatives with a valid G-28 on file
receive original notices for any cases currently pending with USCIS.
encourage attorneys and accredited representatives to alert their
clients to the fact that they may receive an original notice. We will
provide more information as soon as the revised Form G-28 is available
for public use.
Once the new Form G-28 is available for use, attorneys
and accredited representatives will be required to submit the new form
reflecting their clients’ preferences for mailing of notices or secure
We published a final rule, Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status,
on Oct. 29, 2014, which became effective on Jan. 27, 2015. This rule
explains how a customer can choose to have any notices or secure
documents sent directly to an attorney or accredited representative, if
they are represented.
We revised the Form G-28 to include two new
boxes so that applicants, petitioners, and requesters can state their
mailing preferences for notices and secure documents. If the customer
does not select a preference, we will send all official original notices
and secure documents directly to the applicant, petitioner, or
The attorney or designated representative will receive a
courtesy copy when appropriate. If the customer indicates a preference
for notices or secure documents to be sent to their representative,
USCIS will mail all official original notices or secure documents to the
representative of record.