We serve immigration clients nationwide. Contact Us to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers today.

USCIS sends text messages

I Received A Text Message From USCIS. Is That A Scam?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is committed to improving its services and efficiency, shortening processing wait times, and reducing backlogs and redundant paperwork. As part of their commitment to modernization and efficiency, USCIS has recently begun to text customers with important information. USCIS sends text messages to people who have opted in to receive them. You can also receive text messages from USCIS if you have signed up for public alerts about DACA, TPS or other immigration programs.

Who Receives Texts From USCIS?

Many immigration applicants could receive a text from USCIS. Some examples of immigration cases where the applicant or their representative could receive a text message from USCIS include:

  • recently paroled asylum applicants and those who have been pending for at least 150 days
  • if you’ve applied for a work permit
  • filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • notifications regarding Request for Evidence (RFE) to adjustment applicants and/or their representatives
  • Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

If you receive a text message from USCIS that you believe is a scam, please report it to USCIS immediately.

  • USCIS will never ask for personal information or request payments via text.
  • USCIS officials will never contact individuals looking to migrate to the U.S. via social media apps like Telegram, WhatsApp or Facebook.

If you need legal advice on an immigration matter, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice and is a licensed attorney with experience in immigration cases, or is an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization.

Don’t Get Scammed!
What to Ask BEFORE You Hire An Immigration Lawyer: Free Guide

If you need to hire an immigration attorney, you want to make sure the person helping you is a licensed attorney with experience in immigration cases. Our free guide has some useful questions to ask before you hire an immigration lawyer to determine if they have the experience and knowledge to handle your specific case. 

Download Our Free Guide: 13 Interview Questions to Ask BEFORE You Hire an Immigration Attorney i

The Right Attorney is the First Step to Winning Your Case

The questions in our free guide will help you to determine if an immigration attorney will protect your rights and is qualified to represent you. Your immigration lawyer impacts your future and the future of your loved ones, so it’s important to choose one who will support you throughout your immigration journey, making the process less stressful and increasing your chance of success. 

When you’re ready to hire an immigration attorney, the experienced immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office offer assistance in immigration matters including family-based visas, green cards and deportation defense. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office or call us at 630-345-4164.

We Help Clients In All 50 States



Lead Counsel Rated
Illinois State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association