On February 28, 2008 USCIS posted questions and answers regarding changes to the background check policy. Applications affected are listed below:

  • I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  • I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility
  • I-687, Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • I-698, Application to Adjust from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of Public Law 99-603).

For an additional resource on this topic, see USCIS Memo on FBI namechecks pending over 180 days.