Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new plan called “eProcessing” that will accelerate its transition to a digital business model. eProcessing will be a complete digital experience that people can use to apply for benefits, communicate with USCIS, and even receive a decision on their case.
The first part of the transition allows certain visitors for business, visitors for pleasure, and vocational students to apply online for extensions of their stay in the country. USCIS says it will announce additional classifications soon.
How Does eProcessing Work?
eProcessing connects technology systems that were once separated in the agency in order to improve decision timeliness, increase transparency during the application process, and accelerate the availability of online filing for all immigration benefits.
USCIS receives more than 8 million requests for immigration benefits each year. This has caused a major backlog in immigration cases throughout the country. eProcessing technology will improve USCIS services and allow more applicants to submit their requests online.
USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna said the following about the new processing system, “One of my priorities is to accelerate the modernization of our nation’s lawful immigration system. eProcessing modernizes USCIS’ work to create a paperless solution that is more effective for applicants, our officers, and our partner agencies.”
USCIS will create official digital immigration records with the new system, which will give USCIS officials easier access to applicant data. The agency says that applicants can expect a more responsive and effective experience with their USCIS matters.
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