USCIS Electronic Immigration System

On May 22, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of our new electronic immigration system, known as USCIS ELIS. This new system brings the agency closer to realizing the web-based future of immigration services. Currently, USCIS ELIS is available for individuals who need to file a stand-alone Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539). Future releases will add form types and functions to the system, gradually expanding to cover all USCIS immigration benefits. More information about USCIS ELIS is available at

USCIS welcomes feedback from customers and stakeholders on USCIS ELIS and is hosting a series of engagements to share updates and discuss users’ experiences with the system. The conversation at each engagement will focus upon the following topics:

·        An overview of USCIS ELIS and recent updates;
·        How to electronically file a benefit request using USCIS ELIS; and
·        Customer feedback regarding their experiences with USCIS ELIS

The schedule for the USCIS ELIS engagements is as follows:

Location                                                 Date/Time

USCIS Washington Field Office          Thursday, Oct 5
2675 Prosperity Avenue                       10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Eastern
Fairfax, VA 20598

USCIS New York District Office          Friday, Nov 2
26 Federal Plaza, Third Floor,               10:00 am – 11:30 am (Eastern)
Room 3-300
New York, NY 10278

USCIS Los Angeles District Office         Thursday, Nov 8
300 N. Los Angeles St., Room 1001        1:00 – 2:30 pm (Pacific)
Los Angeles, CA  90012

To Participate in a Session:

These engagements are in person only. If you wish to attend, please email the Public Engagement Division at [email protected] no later than the day before the session. In the subject line of your email, please reference the following:

·        For the Oct 25 engagement, reference USCIS ELIS – DC
·        For the Nov 2 engagement, reference USCIS ELIS – NYC
·        For the Nov 6 engagement, please reference USCIS ELIS – LA

Please include your full name and the organization you represent in the body of the email. Following your registration, we will provide an email confirmation. Also, be sure to bring government-issued photo identification and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete the security process.

Kind Regards,
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services