USCIS Eases Signature Requirements During COVID-19 Emergency

March 23, 2020 | United States of America

Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, USCIS is accepting reproduced original signatures for all documents and forms postmarked March 21, 2020 or later.

USCIS generally requires an original signature for select documents. However, it will now accept electronically reproduced signatures for all documents until the COVID-19 national emergency ends. Now, applicants can submit a scanned, faxed, or photocopied version of a document that clearly displays the original signature. USCIS notes that the change applies to signatures only. Applicants should continue following all other instructions when preparing an application unless instructed otherwise. Applicants should retain all original documentation with original signatures.