I-134A: Can I Correct Information after Submission?
If you're from Ukraine, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, or Cuba, I have some great news for you! President Biden recently signed a new order that allows individuals from your countries to temporarily enter and work in the U.S. for up to two years under temporary protected status (TPS) or advance parole. This must be a great opportunity. The new policy allowing individuals from certain countries to temporarily enter and work in the U.S. has gathered a lot of attention and excitement, but it has also led to some confusion about the application process. Specifically, it's not entirely clear whether applicants are able to correct or resubmit the I-134A form if there is incorrect information included. The good news is that this article can help you out with some steps you can take to address issues you may encounter during the application process. More importantly, follow a link to track your I-134A case using the most advanced USCIS case tracker available!
The USCIS is currently accepting Form I-134A only from individuals who agree to provide financial support to the following beneficiaries:
A Ukrainian or their immediate family member as part of Uniting for Ukraine; or
A Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, or Venezuelan or their immediate family member as part of the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans.
Beneficiaries cannot file Form I-134A on their own behalf and supporters must file a separate form for each beneficiary they agree to support. Additionally, minor children under the age of 18 who are traveling to the US with their parent or legal guardian must provide documentation to confirm their relationship.
I-134A: How to Correct Information after Submission?
In case you have already submitted the incorrect form, you can inform the USCIS of the mistake and provide the correct information. Depending on the type of error and its significance, the authorities may ask you to submit a new form or provide additional documentation to support the correction.
First, wait until you get the USCIS notice. The notice will have a receipt number, which will make it easier for the USCIS to find the form you filed. Then you should call the USCIS Contact Center https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter, explain the mistake, and request that they fix it.
Sometimes, USCIS Contact Center can fix a problem right away. If they tell you they will fix it but that it might take a while, write down the reference number they gave you, in case you need to call again. Some mistakes are too serious for the Contact Center to help you with. In that case, you can send a letter to a service center that is processing your form, explaining the mistake and how it should be corrected. Also, you may include a newly completed, signed form.
Better Way to Track Your USCIS Case Status
Download the Lawfully Case Tracker app on your phone. Enter a receipt number of your case and fill out all information including the filing date, the visa type, and the reviewing service center. Once you register a case, you don't need to visit the USCIS website anymore. Instead, the app will automatically give you a push notification when your USCIS case status is updated.
When you receive notifications, the app not only presents you with a USCIS message for your current case status, but also supplements the meaning of the message and what to expect in the next step.
Whereas the USCIS website simply displays and updates the status of your application, the Lawfully case tracker app obtains comprehensive information on your case for you: 1) the smart app predicts the expected decision date and processing times of your application, based on the data of the same visa type we have collected over the years. 2) it even generates the probability of the approval and RFE rate of your application. If you subscribe to Lawfully's Case Analysis Pro, you can register up to 10 cases and monitor "Your Ranking" among other users of the same visa type so that you are able to check how many applicants are ahead of you before the decision of your case.
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