For specific detailed descriptions of the Immigration Documents referred to below see Exhibit A to Attachment 5 of US AG Order.
The documents listed below, will, when combined with satisfactory proof of identity (which will come from the document itself if it bears a photograph of the person to whom it relates), establish that an applicant falls within one of the categories of 'qualified alien' for purposes of title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as amended by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
Each of the documents listed below will demonstrate lawful status and you should not require presentation of a registration document if the applicant presents one of the other legally acceptable documents that reasonably appears on its face to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it. However, if the document presented is not a registration document and does not on its face reasonably appear to be genuine or to relate to the person presenting it, it is appropriate to ask the applicant to produce his or her registration document as additional evidence of immigration status so long as the request is not made for a discriminatory reason.
Presentation of a registration document listed below that reasonably appears on its face to be genuine and to relate to the person presenting it (or to satisfy higher applicable standards) will often obviate the need to verify the applicant's immigration status with the INS; if the applicant presents a registration document that does not meet this standard, sending the INS a copy of the document will assist it in verifying the applicants' status quickly and accurately.
Alien Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence
1. INS Form I-551 (Alien Registration Receipt Card, commonly called or known as a 'green card' ; or
2. Unexpired Temporary I-551 Stamp in foreign passport or on INS Form I-94.
3. INS form I-94 annotated with stamp showing grant of asylum under section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
4. INS Form I-688B (Employment Authorization Card) annotated '274a.12(a)(5)'
5. INS From I-776 (Employment Authorization Document) annotated 'A5' or
6. Grant Letter from the Asylum Office or INS
7. INS Form I-94 annotated with stamp showing admission under Section 207 of the INA
8. INS Form I-688B (Employment Authorization Card) annotated '274a.12(a)(3)' or
9. INS Form I-766 (Employment Authorization Document) annotated 'A3' or
10. INS Form I-571(Refugee Travel Document).
Alien Paroled into the US for a Least One Year
11. INS Form I-94 with stamp showing admission for at least one year under Section 212(d)(5) of the INA. (Applicant cannot aggregate periods of admission for less than one year to meet the one-year requirement).
Alien whose Deportation or Removal Was Withheld
12. INS Form I-688B (Employment Authorization Card) annotated 274a.12(a)(10)
13. INS Form I-766 Employment Authorization Document) annotated 'A10' or
14. Order from an immigration Judge showing deportation withheld under Section 243(h) of the INA as in effect prior to April 1, 1997, or removal withheld under Section 241(b)(3) of the INA
Alien Granted Conditional Entry
15. INS Form I-94 with stamp showing admission under Section 203(a)(7)of the INA
16. INS Form I-688B (Employment Authorization Card) annotated 'A3' or
17. INS Form I-766 (Employment Authorization Document) annotated 'A3'
Cuban / Haitian Entrant
18. INS Form I-551 (Alien Registration Receipt Card, commonly known as the 'Green Card' with the code CU6, CU7, or CH6
19. Unexpired temporary I-551 stamp in foreign passport or on INS Form I-94 with the code CU6, CU7, or CH6
20. INS Form I-94 with stamp showing parole as 'Cuba/Haitian Entrant' under Section 212(d) (5) of the INA
Alien Who has Been Battered or Subjected to Extreme Cruelty
See Attachment 5, Exhibit B, at AG Order No. 2129-97.
The documentation for Violence Against Women Act self- petitioners is the INS issued 'Notice of Prima Facie Determination' or 'Notice of Approval' .