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Please be aware that USCIS has revised the G-28 appearance form for attorneys representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security.  The new form is available here.  USCIS has extended the grace period for using the prior versions of the G-28 form through May 15.

As of May 18, 2015, if an application is submitted with a previous version of Form G-28, USCIS will not accept the Form G-28 and will send all notices and secure documents only to the applicant/petitioner.  If an application was filed prior to May 18, 2015 with the previous version of the G-28 form, the attorney does not need to submit a new G-28 form so long as the G-28 is otherwise still valid.

For more information about the new form, please see the Filing Your Form G-28 webpage.

Please note that G-28 appearance forms are only used when filing applications or appearing before DHS.  If your client’s case is before the immigration court, you must file form E-28.

If you are an NIJC pro bono attorney representing an asylum client and have questions regarding the new G-28 form, please contact Carolina Ramazzina Van Moorsel.  If you are an NIJC pro bono attorney representing a VAWA or U Visa client and have questions regarding the new G-28 form, please contact Megan Helbling.