USCIS to Welcome More Than 27,000 New Citizens During Annual Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Celebration

Release Date: September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome more than 27,000 new citizens in more than 160 naturalization ceremonies between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23 in honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. During this week—also known as Constitution Week—museums, historic and public libraries, government landmarks and national park sites will provide the backdrop for our celebration of citizenship and the achievements of our newest U.S. citizens.

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USCIS Stamps

What is the difference between a blue or black stamp from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)?

As of July 1, 2014, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began using a new secure blue ink for many of its secure stamps. The older secure red ink will be retired and no longer used by USCIS on the effective date.

USCIS stamps with secure blue ink:

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Parole Stamp
    Temporary I-551 Alien Documentary Identification and Telecommunication (ADIT) Stamp
    Refugee Stamp (Section 207)
    Asylum Stamp (Section 208)
    Initial / Replacement I-94 Stamp

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USCIS Clarification on Customers Can Select Delivery Service to Receive Certain Documents

USCIS customers, whose petitions or applications are processed at a USCIS Service Center or the National Benefits Center and who wish to receive certain documents by overnight delivery service, must include a valid prepaid air bill or shipping label with their filing. We will use your prepaid air bill or shipping label whenever possible. This option is ONLY available for receiving the following types of documents from certain USCIS facilities:

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USCIS Ebola-Related Relief Measures for Affected Nationals

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. USCIS offers relief measures to nationals of those three countries who are currently in the United States.

Immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include:

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USCIS Customers Can Select Delivery Service to Receive Documents

USCIS customers can use the overnight delivery or courier service of their choice to receive certain documents. This option provides greater customer service by allowing you to select your preferred delivery service provider to receive documents such as approval and denial notices, requests for evidence, and most travel documents.

To ensure your overnight delivery requests are not delayed, please remember to:

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