In May 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) announced the initial rollout of FOIA Immigration Records System FIRST, which allowed requestors to create a USCIS online account to receive requested documents digitally.
In keeping with the transition to online services, USICS announced at the end of June the expansion of FIRST. USCIS online account holders can submit requests online for their own records, and soon will be able to submit requests for non-A-File materials. Later this year, users will be able to make requests on behalf of another person.
Iandoli Desai & Cronin will continue to provide updates as the FIRST system continues to expand.