A-File

AcronymDefinition
A-FileAdministrative File
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Recommendation: To enhance efforts to expedite application processing and ensure that actions taken by USCIS personnel fully comply with the notification requirements of the MPCPA and USCIS's guidance for closing cases, the Director of USCIS should, for cases where USCIS is unable to adjudicate a military naturalization application within 6 months of receipt, institute quality assurance measures to help ensure that applicants' A-files contain a copy of the letter notifying the applicant of the reasons for the delay and an estimated adjudication date.
Recommendation: To enhance efforts to expedite application processing and ensure that actions taken by USCIS personnel fully comply with the notification requirements of the MPCPA and USCIS's guidance for closing cases, the Director of USCIS should, for cases that are administratively closed or denied, institute quality assurance measures to help ensure that all actions taken under USCIS' April 2009 guidance are documented in applicants' A-files.
Each packet also contained a description sheet for the study, two copies of the informed consent form, the A-FILE instrument, the perception of pregnancy rating sheet, and a card requesting results.
The mean family stress scores for the subjects in this study were substantially higher than the average norm previously established for the A-FILE instrument (Kelly Elver, personal communication, March 18, 1994).
However, this number may be less because USCIS staff are not required to record whether an A-file was available.
The digitization of these records, which are stored in the USCIS Enterprise Document Management System, allows USCIS and its customers to electronically access specific digitized A-Files for processing immigrant applications or investigations.