Class of Admission on USCIS Application Forms
Updated on 03/12/2023
There are many USCIS application or petition forms ask for “Class of Admission”, like Form I-90 application to renew or replace green card, Form I-130 immigrant petition to sponsor immigration for alien relatives, Form I-140 immigration petition to sponsor immigration for alien workers, Form I-485 adjustment of status application, Form I-131 application for reentry permit, advance parole, or refugee travel document. So what is a class of admission? How to fill it out on these USCIS application forms? Here we give you the best answers.
1. What is a class of admission?
Class of Admission means the category under which a foreign national was admitted into the United States. It divides immigrant class of admission and non-immigrant class of admission. Apparently, there is no class of admission for foreign nationals who have not been inspected by the port of entry of CBP when they arrived in the United States unless they were granted legal status like asylum later.
2. How to fill out class of admission on USCIS application forms?
First, you must figure out whether you have been granted lawful permanent residence (green card) or not. If yes, you can easily find the class of admission on the green card. If you have not received the physical green card yet, you can find it on an immigrant visa if you applied for green card through a U.S. embassy/consulate, or on the I-485 approval notice if you applied for green card inside the United States. It is typically one or two letters followed by one or two numbers, for example, IR1, IR2, CR6, E11, E51, etc.
3. Where to find class of admission?
Find class of admission on green card
Because USCIS redesigned green card several times, green card has different versions.
Find class of admission on immigrant visa
Find class of admission on I-485 approval notice
What if no electronic I-94 record found on CBP’s website, or lost the paper I-94 card, or lost the I-797 approval notice? You may check our article I-94 Arrival/Departure Record FAQ to figure out a best solution to obtain your I-94.
Find class of admission on electronic I-94 record
Find class of admission on paper I-94 card
Find class of admission on I-797 approval notice
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