USCIS Form I-797: Types and Functions

02 Oct 2013

USCIS uses numerous types of Form I-797 to communicate with customers or convey an immigration benefit.  Form I-797 is NOT a form you can fill out. The chart below gives a brief description of each:

Form Number                                        Description

I-797, Notice of Action                          Issued when an application or petition is approved.

I-797A Notice of Action                         Issued to an applicant as a replacement Form I-94.

I-797B Notice of Action                         Issued for approval of an alien worker petition.

I-797C Notice of Action                         Issued to communicate receipt of payments rejection of

                                       applications transfer of files fingerprint biometric interview

   and re-scheduled appointments and re-open cases.

I-797D                                                      Accompanies benefit cards.

I-797E Notice of Action                         Issued to request evidence.

I-797F Transportation Letter               Issued overseas to allow applicants to travel.


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