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What Does USCIS Do?


For Immigrants who are looking to become naturalized citizens the USCIS is perhaps the most important government agency they will encounter.

Knowing what the USCIS is and how to navigate the USCIS system is beneficial to all immigrants attempting to enter the United States. This article will discuss what USCIS is and what it does, as well as what kind of background checks to expect and why the USCIS requires them.

What is USCIS?

USCIS is a government agency that was founded in 2003. It stands for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The job of the USCIS is to oversee the administration of lawful immigration into the United States. (1

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.”

 - USCIS Mission Statement

The USCIS was founded for the purpose of increasing the immigration process’s security and efficiency. This was done by focusing on the administration and benefit applications. The USCIS core values are Integrity, Respect, Innovation, and Vigilance.

What Does USCIS Do?

The USCIS performs many jobs related to the vetting of immigrants to the United States. The USCIS’ primary job is to conduct background checks on immigrants who are applying for citizenship in the United States. They review the applicant’s immigration and conduct interviews and tests to make sure the applicant is fit to become a citizen. Afterwards, the USCIS is responsible for issuing residency and keeping track of the activities of immigrants.

Although the major focus of USCIS is performing testing and checks on immigrants looking for citizenship, it also does a variety of other tasks related to general citizenship, such as nonimmigrant cases, employment, travel, and identification documents. It also oversees the protection of immigrants who are the victims of crimes or human trafficking.

What Kind of Background Checks Does USCIS Do?

The USCIS performs rigorous background tests for certain applications which can be concerning for some individuals, but this is a part of the USCIS standard process on all applicants who are filing for naturalization.

As part of this background investigation, the USCIS first uses the Interagency Border Inspection System (IBIS) and then uses fingerprint references, and name checks for criminal background checks.

Other security checks may also be performed depending on the situation. If the IBIS, fingerprint reference, and name checks show no sign of criminal activity, then the applicant process can continue.

The IBIS background check is performed at the point of entry into the United States. It is a computer system that immigrant officials use to discover whether the applicant is a suspect in any crimes, either in the United States or within their native country.

For the fingerprint checks, applicants are required to have their fingerprint recorded at the local Application Support Center, or ASC. The ASC will record the applicant’s fingerprint, take their photograph, and obtain their signature. Afterwards, the ASC will submit these records to the FBI for an additional criminal background check. These fingerprints remain valid for 15 months.

For the name check portion of the test, the applicant’s name on the file is sent to the FBI, where it undergoes a check through the FBI’s Universal Index, also known as the UNI. This database contains many files compiled for law enforcement purposes. This check must be completed before the applicant has their interview for citizenship, and the name check is valid for 15 months.

Although each background check follows similar steps, there are differences in the process for every situation. It is important that the applicant learns about the situation unique to them to make their application process faster and more likely to gain approval status. Some examples of differences in the background check process are applicants that have served in the United States Military, or who are applying for the immigration of an adopted child.

For the United States Military, applicants are required to have a Defense Clearance Investigation Index (DCII). The DCII is similar to a background check that specifically looks into the applicant’s military service background.

For the immigration of an adopted child, the USCIS will also require a background check on the person adopting the child, their spouse, and any members of their household that are over the age of 18. The USCIS will also do their part to keep the child safe by ensuring no members of the household have any history of child abuse.

Why Does USCIS Require Background Checks?

The USCIS requires background checks for the safety and wellbeing of the United States and its citizens, and to make sure unwanted, dangerous individuals are not allowed to become naturalized citizens.

A background check is the best tool for finding out whether or not an applicant is dangerous, and serves as the main purpose behind the background check, though it also serves the purpose of ensuring only applicants who have taken the proper steps are eligible to receive immigration benefits.

How Long Do Background Checks Take?

Background checks should only take a few weeks to complete. If the applicant’s case has been delayed, however, these background checks may take much longer. Immigrant background checks take longer than standard criminal background checks in the United States, which is necessary for several reasons:

Immigrant criminal background checks are not only based on the laws of the native country, but also the quality of record keeping and the relationship of that country with the United States.

Countries with a centralized criminal database and with good relations with the United States will have much more expedient background checks. Countries that do not have a good relationship with the United States, or do not have an accessible database - such as countries that only have a paper records system - will have a more difficult time processing background check requests from the USCIS.  

Why Should You Consider Getting Your Own Preliminary Background Check?

Applicants will often have small offences on their personal record, whether they know about it or not. Having a preliminary background check will allow applicants to learn about these offences ahead of the USCIS’s background check. This is beneficial as they can obtain more insight into whether their offences will result in disqualification for naturalization or not. Of course, having a clean preliminary background check will also leave applicants more assured in their success, which can be very important.

Getting a preliminary background check is also a sign that the applicant is willing to do their own research and keep up with new policy changes, like one controversial policy enacted in 2018 which resulted in dozens of deportations. (2) The policy has expanded USCIS use of Notice to Appear. Because of this, the consequences of an applicant being denied may be much more severe.

“The consequences could be extreme because almost all people in removal proceedings are unable to obtain legal authorization to work.”

- Jennifer Minear

Not all applicants are able to fulfil the notice to appear and failing to appear in court would result in deportation and a 5-year restriction on reapplying. This is a significant change that has resulted in surprise for many immigrants.


1. USCIS.gov, Mission and Core Values https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/mission-and-core-values

2. Stuart Anderson, New USCIS Policy Will Carry Harsh Consequences for Applicants, https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2018/07/11/new-uscis-policy-will-carry-harsh-consequences-for-applicants/#50a5b0c4615d