(See also, Special Notice to Iraqi and Syrian Asylees, below)
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) announced that asylees who filed adjustment of status applications on or before April 1, 1999, and have not received a decision regarding their adjustment application, should contact the National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283 to ensure that the agency has a record of their current address. Applicants can also contact the NCSC to check on the status of their case.
NOTE: When you call this number, first press #1 ("for information about pending applications"), and once there, press #2 ("for change of address of your N-400 and certain pending asylum adjustment applications"). When you call, be sure you have your application receipt number available.
An asylee is a person who has received a final grant of asylum. Most persons who have been in asylee status for one year or more are eligible to file an application for Adjustment of Status (Form I-485). Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, annually no more than 10,000 asylees may have their status adjusted to that of Lawful Permanent Resident. The BCIS is currently adjudicating applications for asylee adjustment filed on or before April 1, 1999. An asylee, who filed an adjustment of status application on or before April 1, 1999, and has not received a decision regarding the adjustment application, should contact the NCSC at 1-800-375-5283 (see NOTE above) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Special Notice to Iraqi and Syrian Asylees
Special provisions in immigration law authorize the BCIS to process the adjustment of status applications of certain eligible Iraqi and Syrian asylees without regard to the 10,000 numerical limitation. For further information, see:
Syrian Adjustment Act (P.L. 106-378) Fact Sheet, May 17, 2001
Iraqi Exemption to Asylee Adjustment Cap
Asylees who are eligible for their applications to be processed under these special provisions and believe the BCIS may be inadvertently subjecting their applications to the 10,000 cap should contact the BCIS by writing to the following address:
Nebraska Service Center
Attn: 485 SYRIAN SUPERVISOR
P.O. Box 87333
Lincoln NE 68501-7333
When writing, please include your name, date of birth, country of birth, A-file number, filing receipt/tracking number, and your current address.