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USCIS Privacy Act Statement


The information and associated evidence you provide is collected pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (P.L. 82–414), as amended; the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107–296); and Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


The information that you submit may be used to create or update your USCIS Account. Once you create a USCIS Account and submit an application or petition, USCIS may use the information you provide to (1) determine eligibility for a requested benefit which includes required national security and law enforcement checks, (2) determine eligibility to act as an attorney or accredited representative in USCIS on behalf of individuals filing immigration benefits with USCIS, and/or (3) associate yourself with a particular application or petition or applicant or petitioner.


The information you provide is voluntary. However, failure to provide accurate information may delay a final decision after submission of your application or petition or result in a denial of any pending applications or petitions. Please note that the system will record user information such as Internet Protocol Address and Web Browser type and version upon submission.

Routine Uses

This information will be shared outside of USCIS to assist in determining eligibility for a requested benefit and in accordance with the approved routine uses, as described in the associated systems of records notices [DHS/USCIS-014 — Electronic Immigration System-1 Temporary Accounts and Draft Benefit Requests System of Records, DHS/USCIS-015 — Electronic Immigration System-2 Account and Case Management System of Records, and DHS/USCIS-016 — Electronic Immigration System-3 Automated Background Functions System of Records], which are available at

Paperwork Reduction Act Burden Disclosure Notice

An agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The public reporting burden for this information collection is estimated at .167 hour per response. This time burden estimation includes the time for gathering the required documentation and information, reviewing the instructions, and completing and submitting the request. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this information collection, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy
20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C 20529-2140

OMB Control No. 1615-0122.
Expiration Date: 8/31/2018

Do not mail your completed request to this address.