Page 15 of 16Form I-590 03/29/18
A -Family Name: RSC Case #:
AUTHORITIES: The information requested on this form, and the associated evidence, is collected pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1522(b) and
8 U.S.C. section 1157.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for providing the requested information on this form is to determine eligibility for refugee
classification and resettlement in the United States.
DISCLOSURE: The information you provide is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information, and any
requested evidence, may delay a final decision or result in the denial of your benefit request.
ROUTINE USES: The information you provide on this form may be shared with other Federal, state, local, and foreign government
agencies and authorized organizations in accordance with approved routine uses, as described in the associated published system of
records notices [DHS/USCIS-001 - Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System, DHS/USCIS-017 - Refugee Case
Processing and Security Screening Information, and the STATE-60 - Refugee Case Records, which can be found at
www.dhs.gov/privacy and www.state.gov]. The information may also be made available, as appropriate for law enforcement
purposes or in the interest of national security.
Submission of Form - The RSC with jurisdiction in the registrant's region shall assist the registrant in the completion and submission
of Form I-590, Registration for Classification as Refugee.
Registration - A separate Form I-590 is required for each registrant. Form I-590 on behalf of a child under 14 years of age may be
submitted by the parent or guardian.
USCIS Privacy Act Statement
How To Fill Out Form I-590
Type or print legibly in black ink. 1.
Answer all questions fully and accurately. If a question does not apply to you (for example, if you have never been married and
the question asks, "Provide the name of your current spouse"), type or print "N/A," unless otherwise directed. If your answer to
a question which requires a numeric response is zero or none (for example, "How many children do you have" or “How many
times have you departed the United States"), type or print "None," unless otherwise directed.
Requests for More Information. We may request that you provide more information or evidence to support your form. You
may submit legible photocopies of documents requested, unless the Instructions specifically state that you must submit an
original document. USCIS may request an original document at the time of filing or at any time during processing of your form.
If you submit original documents when not required, the documents may be destroyed or remain a part of the record, and USCIS
will not automatically return them to you.
8. Translations. If you submit a document with information in a foreign language, you must also submit a full English translation.
The translator must sign a certification that the English language translation is complete and accurate, and that he or she is
competent to translate from the foreign language into English. The certification must include the translator's signature. USCIS
recommends the certification contain the translator's printed name and the date and the translator's contact information.
Translations prepared and signed by an RSC employee working for the U.S. Department of State or under contract will be
considered as complete and accurate.
6. Biometrics. You may be required, to provide fingerprints, photograph, and/or additional signature to verify your identity,
obtain additional information, and conduct background and security checks, including a check of criminal history records. You
will be informed when and where you will need to provide these biometrics. If you fail to provide these biometrics as requested,
USCIS may reject, close, or deny your form.
5. Signature. Each form must be properly signed. For all signatures on this form, USCIS will not accept a stamped or typewritten
name in place of a signature. If you are under 14 years of age, your parent or legal guardian may sign the form on your behalf.
A legal guardian may also sign for a mentally incompetent person.
2. If you need extra space to complete any item within this form, use the space provided in Part 12. Additional Information
About Your Registration for Classification as Refugee Continuation Sheet. Type or print the registrant's name and Alien
Registration Number (A-Number) (if any) and Resettlement Support Center ("RSC") Case Number (if any) at the top of each
continuation sheet; indicate the Page Number, Part Number, and Item Number to which the answer refers.
If you do not completely fill out this form or fail to submit required documents listed in the Instructions and your biometrics, if
required, processing of your request will be delayed, and USCIS may reject, close, or deny your form.