Attorneys representing U visa and asylum applicants before USCIS should be aware that USCIS may reject your Form I-918, Form I-918 Supplement A, or Form I-589 if you leave a field blank, unless the field is optional.
Optional fields include the safe mailing address, as well as fields you should only complete if you answered yes to a previous question.
Attorneys must provide a response to all other questions, even if the response is “none,” “unknown” or “n/a.”
USCIS will reject a form that has, for example, an empty field for middle name, for current immigration status, or for information pertaining to a spouse or child. USCIS will also reject a form that does not list the complete amount of information for the required time period. For example, USCIS will reject a form where the question asks for five years of employment history, but the answer only contains three years. Attorneys who have questions about this change in USCIS procedure should contact their NJIC point-of-contact.