On March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) was abolished and transformed into three separate entities, one of which is the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS). The former INS is now part of the new Department of Homeland Security and can be found online at www.immigration.gov.
While the BCIS has moved to a different web address, the actual service locations have remained unchanged. On a fact sheet issued by the BCIS the following information is given:
• Official forms and documents issued by the former INS will still be valid and will continue to be accepted by the BCIS and other agencies as evidence of status in the United States.