The USCIS recently rolled out its ELIS system. The ELIS system is new Electronic Immigration System which allows applicants to complete and submit USCIS forms online. Currently, the system is only available for certain forms as the USCIS is testing out its acceptance and ability effective process immigration benefits applications.
Touted as the next step in streamlining immigration processing, the new system is receiving mixed reviews by applicants and attorneys. The system is still in need of work, and processes which should be fairly straightforward and user-friendly, unfortunately, are not.
USCIS will perform routine maintenance to conduct updates for ELIS sytem on Nov. 17, from 5 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and on Nov. 18, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST).
Users should be careful when using the system on these days to avoid losing data. Better yet, avoid these days altogether.
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