FAA2.K Identity and Citizenship (IDCI/NOCS) : 08 Noncitizen Overview : F Qualified Noncitizen Documents- Overview
Qualified Noncitizen Documents- Overview
 
(01/01/22 – 12/31/22)
Noncitizens who are in the United States (U.S.) legally have been given a document by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
 
Many of the documents provided to noncitizens contain additional codes or annotations that indicate the classification status.
 
Review the documents to establish whether the noncitizen is in the U.S. in a qualified or nonqualified status.
 
Permanent Resident Cards, commonly known as green cards, that say “signature waived” are acceptable immigration documents that participants may present to authorized federal, state, and local benefit-issuing agencies registered with the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE).
 
USCIS qualified classifications are identified by the following:
 
I-551
I-151
I-181a
I-94 annotated with Processed for I-551
 
Effective 08/01/92, USCIS began the "USCIS Green Card (I-151) Replacement Program" for noncitizens who had cards issued before 07/01/79. The original replacement deadline for noncitizens to update their card from an I-151 to an I-551 was set for 09/20/94. This deadline was extended to 03/20/96. The holders of the I-151 are LPR noncitizens. The status of LPR noncitizens who kept the I-151 has not changed.
 
NOTE Inform participants presenting an I-151 issued before 1979 that USCIS strongly urges them to contact USCIS and apply for the replacement Form I-551.
 
I-94 stamped admitted under Section 208
I-688B (Employment Authorization) with provision of law code 274a.12(a)(5)
I-730 Approval letter
I-766 (Employment Authorization) displaying A5
I-571 (Refugee Travel Document)
Approval letter from USCIS
An order from an Immigration Judge granting asylum
A written decision from the Board of Immigration Appeals
Parole or other special status:
 
Form I-94 - (Arrival/Departure Record) with a stamp noting “Cuban-Haitian Entrant” or “paroled into the U.S. on or after 04/21/1980, under 212(d)(5).” Some Cuban-Haitian Entrants may also have a Cuban or Haitian passport with a stamp noting “parole under 212(d)(5). I-94 may refer to humanitarian or public interest parole. The I-94 may be expired.)
Form I-551 - Permanent Resident Card with a category code of CH6. Even after Cuban or Haitian Entrants (Status Pending) become permanent residents, they technically retain the status Cuban or Haitian Entrant (Status Pending). The I-551 may be expired.
 
An individual in removal, deportation, or exclusion proceedings:
 
DHS Form I- 862 - Notice to Appear
DHS Form I-220A - Order of Release on Recognizance
DHS Form I-221S - Order to Show Cause, Notice of Hearing, and Warrant of Arrest
DHS Form I-122 - Notice to Applicant Detained for a Hearing Before an Immigration Judge
DHS Form I-589 date stamped by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) - Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Individual is subject to removal, deportation, or exclusion proceedings
DHS Form I-485 date stamped by EOIR - Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status; Individual is subject to removal, exclusion, or deportation proceedings
EOIR form 26 - Notice of Appeal, date stamped by the Office of the Immigration Judge
I-766 Employment Authorization Document with the code C10 - Application for suspension of deportation/cancellation of removal submitted to DHS or EOIR
I-688B Employment Authorization Document with the provision of law 274a.12(c)(10) - Application for suspension of deportation/cancellation of removal submitted
Other applications for relief that have been date stamped by EOIR
Other documentation pertaining to an applicant’s removal, exclusion, or deportation proceedings - Example: a notice of a hearing date before an Immigration Judge
 
Pending Asylum Application:
 
DHS receipt for filing Form I-589 - Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
I-766 Employment Authorization document with the code C08
I-688B Employment Authorization Document with the provision of law 274a.12(c)(8) - This is an older version of the employment authorization document
 
I-94 with an order from an Immigration Judge showing either of the following:
Deportation withheld under 243(h)
Removal withheld under 241(b)(3)
I-688B (Employment Authorization) with provision of law code 274a.12(a)(10)
I-766 (Employment Authorization) displaying A10
Order of Supervision (I-220B) form
I-688B (Employment Authorization) with provision of law code 274a.12(c)(18)
I-766 (Employment Authorization) displaying A18
I-94 stamped paroled pursuant to Section 212(d)(5)
I-688B (Employment Authorization) with provision of law code 274a.12(a)(4)
I-766 (Employment Authorization) displaying A4
Letter from USCIS showing a grant of parole pursuant to Section 212(d)(5)
 
NOTE The document must not be expired, and the expiration date must be at least one year after the issuance date
 
I-94 card or electronic admission record indicating admitted under Section 207
I-688B (Employment Authorization) with provision of law code 274a.12(a)(3)
I-766 (Employment Authorization) displaying A3
I-571 (Refugee Travel Document)
Letter from USCIS granting admission as a refugee
I-94 annotated with a T Visa or Derivative T Visa
Passport annotated with a T Visa or Derivative T Visa
I-797, Notice of Action, annotated with one of the following T Visa or Derivative T Visa Class of Admissions Codes: T-1, T-2, T-3, T-4, and T-5
Visa issued by USCIS verifying the noncitizen has been admitted under section 101(a)(27) of INA, and that indicates one of the following Class of Admission Codes: SI1, SI2, SI3, SI6, SI7, SI9 SQ1, SQ2, SQ3, SQ6, SQ7, and SQ9.