E-Filing Reference Guide
Volume I – Reference Guide Overview
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services May 2005
E-Filing Reference Guide Overview Volume VI. E-Filing Form Provides I-129 specific E-Filing guidance,
I-129 including error message handling.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Electronic Filing
(E-Filing) Reference Guide provides E-Filing users with an overview of the Volume VII. E-Filing Form Provides I-129S specific E-Filing
basic operational tenets of the E-Filing system. I-129S guidance, including error message
This guide does not substitute for, but Please review this guide
should be used in conjunction with, the prior to E-Filing or Volume VIII. E-Filing Provides I-131 specific E-Filing guidance,
USCIS website E-Filing instructions – as reporting a problem to the Form I-131 including error message handling.
both of these should be read together for a National Customer Service
more thorough understanding of the E- Center (NCSC) at Volume IX. E-Filing Form Provides I-140 specific E-Filing guidance,
Filing system. I-140 including error message handling.
Layout and Structure Volume X. E-Filing Form Provides I-539 specific E-Filing guidance,
I-539 including error message handling.
This guide is organized into seventeen (17) downloadable Portable
Document Format (PDF) files, which can be accessed by clicking on each Volume XI. E-Filing Form Provides I-765 specific E-Filing guidance,
volume title (underlined in blue) below. I-765 including error message handling.
Volume XII. E-Filing Form Provides I-821 specific E-Filing guidance,
Volume I. How to Use Explains how to use this guide and I-821 including error message handling.
provides an outline of the volumes that
comprise it. Volume XIII. E-Filing Provides I-907 specific E-Filing guidance,
Form I-907 including error message handling.
Volume II. General Provides a general background on the E-
Overview Filing system process and the applications Volume XIV. E-Filing Provides G-28 specific E-Filing guidance,
currently available for E-Filing. Form G-28 including error message handling.
Volume III. Getting Started Summarizes the steps for accessing the E- Volume XV. Paying for Guides users through the process of
Filing option from the USCIS Internet web and Submitting E-Filing certifying, paying, and confirming
links. This section also outlines pre- Applications applications in the E-Filing system.
requisites and provides a navigational Volume XVI. Next Steps Summarizes steps to take after E-Filing an
outline of the system. application.
Volume IV. User ID and Provides the steps for registering for a PIN Volume XVII. Addresses various issues that users may
Password and password to directly access the E- Troubleshooting encounter when E-Filing and the actions
Filing system. needed to resolve them.
Volume V. E-Filing Form Provides I-90 specific E-Filing guidance,
I-90 including error message handling.