USCIS Relaunches Customer Identity Verification (CIV)

Originally scheduled to go live in May 2013, the Customer Identity Verification (CIV) program begins implementation on Monday, September 9, 2013. CIV is a new USCIS tool, which verifies the identity of customers through the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology’s (US-VISIT’s) Secondary Inspections Tool (SIT). Once identity verification is satisfactorily completed, individuals will proceed to their interviews or be issued their immigration documents.  As initially announced, InfoPass customers and those who are present only to accompany applicants will not be subject to CIV.


USCIS – USCIS Implements Customer Identity Verification at Field Offices
USCIS Implements Customer Identity Verification at Field Offices. Beginning September 9, 2013, USCIS will employ a new verification tool called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its domestic field offices. Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints and photographs, …

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