VSC Piloting Double-Sided Printing for Certain Notices

The U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Vermont Service Center (VSC) has announced a pilot program to use two-sided printing for certain types of notices. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce costs and waste. Stakeholders should be careful to review both the front and back of VSC-issued notices to avoid missing important information.

Notices Include RFEs and NOIDs

The VSC is testing the use of two-sided printing on a variety of commonly issued USCIS notices. The pilot project includes: requests for evidence (RFEs), notices of intent to deny (NOIDs), denials, and responses to inquires made via the Service Request Management Tool (SRMT). At this time, the change only applies to VSC cases.

Filings with USCIS Must be One-Sided

The current intake systems of the USCIS, including those at the VSC, are not configured to process two-sided printing. Therefore, filings submitted to the USCIS must continue to be printed on only one side of the paper.


The use of two-sided printing should save money and reduce waste, both noble goals for the USCIS to pursue. Assuming this initiative is a success, it would not be surprising to see the use of double-sided printing expand to additional document types and the other service centers.

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