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Form G-28

Form G-28, officially known as the "Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative," is a form used in U.S. immigration processes. If you're working with an immigration attorney or an accredited representative to help with your case, this form lets the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) know that your attorney is authorized to act on your behalf. Essentially, it's a way to ensure that USCIS communicates directly with your legal representative about your case, providing updates and important information. This can be a huge help in navigating the complex and often confusing immigration process.

What is the G-28 form for?

Form G-28 is used to officially inform USCIS that you have an attorney or accredited representative who is authorized to act on your behalf in your immigration case. This ensures that all correspondence from USCIS is sent to your legal representative, allowing them to handle communications, submit documents, and receive updates on your case.


How much does it cost to file G-28?

There is no cost to file Form G-28. It is submitted along with your main immigration application or petition and is simply used to notify USCIS of your legal representation.


What is the difference between G-28 and G-28I?

Form G-28 notifies USCIS of legal representation in immigration matters within the United States. Form G-28I, on the other hand, is used for representation before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) outside the United States. Essentially, G-28 is for domestic cases, while G-28I is for cases involving immigration enforcement or border issues abroad.


What happens if I withdraw G-28?

If you withdraw Form G-28, it means that your attorney or representative is no longer authorized to act on your behalf. USCIS will stop communicating with your attorney and will instead send all correspondence directly to you. This can happen if you decide to change attorneys or if you choose to handle your case on your own.


Who should file G-28?

Anyone working with an immigration attorney or an accredited representative for their immigration case should file Form G-28. It's typically filled out and submitted by the attorney or representative with the client's consent.


What happens if Form G-28 is rejected?

If Form G-28 is rejected, USCIS will notify you that they do not recognize your attorney or representative as authorized to act on your behalf. This means that any communication regarding your case will be sent directly to you. It's important to ensure that the form is filled out correctly and completely to avoid rejection.


Can you file a G-28 online?

Yes, Form G-28 can be filed online as part of certain USCIS electronic applications. When you file your main immigration application or petition online, you can upload Form G-28 to notify USCIS of your legal representation.


Do you need a G-28 for an I-864?

If you are using an attorney or accredited representative to assist with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, you should submit Form G-28 to notify USCIS of their representation. This ensures that your attorney can communicate with USCIS on your behalf regarding the I-864 and any related matters.


Does USCIS send a green card to an attorney?

USCIS typically sends the green card directly to the applicant's address on file, not to the attorney. However, if a G-28 is on file, all other correspondence, such as notices and updates about the case, will be sent to the attorney.

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