Micronesians with concerns regarding U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services settled their misunderstandings at an outreach event hosted by the Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop at the Macheche Community Center on Friday afternoon.
This is the second time the USCIS made their presentation under the organization.
Inviting them seemed to be needed as multiple members of the community from the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau sought clarification on documents like the I-94, I-102, I-765, and other identification-related matters, which are essential for proceeding toward employment, travel, and for receiving other identification services.
Though the presentation covered only background information, most of the audience’s inquiries were related to Form I-94 and the difference between those who applied prior to April 30, 2013, and those after.
USCIS Community Relations Officer Christine Cepeda explained that applicants who filed after April 30, 2013, are automatically on the online identification system. Those who filed before the date would need to know their I-94 number, which used to be a printed document. If that document is lost and the number is forgotten, recipients would then be required to apply with Form I-102, the application for replacement, which costs $445.
Moreover, an I-765 application for employment authorization can be used as a backup if the I-94 were to be lost.
Another point made was that, if a person’s I-94 information needed to be corrected, they should not file Form I-102, but rather make an appointment for the corrections to be made.
Also, attention must be paid to a possible discrepancy between passports and other forms of identification – if the numbers do not match, there is a chance IDs will not be honored.
Other inquiries covered child identification, as well as 21-year-old applicants being able to sponsor their family members to become lawful, permanent residents.
USCIS provided copies of each application for those who needed them. All the forms are available at www.uscis.gov/forms.
The Micronesian Resource Center One-Stop Shop’s mission is to improve Micronesian education, workforce development and health, and its mobile program began in 2015.
Source: Google News : https://www.postguam.com/news/local/uscis-outreach-held-for-micronesian-community/article_efd20f70-aa66-11e7-940c-b7aa84710ae2.html