Get ready to toss those pesky G-845 forms; the whole process is moving online! I think the coolest thing about the move is that DHS will provide a response in 3-5 days! Welcome to the future folks! Beginning in May 2018, current DHS-USCIS paper third-step confirmation process will be completely paperless. According to a recent electronic announcement from Federal Student Aid, schools will be transitioned over to the new system in April. Enter, the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system.

FSA will assign each Title IV eligible institution log on credentials, so they can access the new system. Primary Destination Point Administrator (PDPA) with Central Processing System (CPS) access will be assigned a SAVE user ID and temporary password. PDPAs can retrieve their SAVE system log-on credentials by accessing the SAIG Enrollment website at (, and then navigating to the “Manage your SAIG Mailboxes” screen. Using their log-on credentials, PDPAs will establish their SAVE account on the SAVE website. 

PDPAs will act as custodian of SAVE system user IDs at their institution, assigning subordinate user IDs to authorized users (Financial Aid Administrators (FAAs)); doing so will allow FAAs access to the SAVE system, including submission of third step verification requests. FSA is expected to publish another electronic announcement when the SAVE system log-on credentials have been issued.  

DHS will reject and return G-845 forms they receive after May 1. To avoid rejected Forms, FSA instructs schools to stop mailing Forms G-845 to DHS beginning on April 24, 2018. On that date, schools must hold all third step requests until their SAVE system access is activated.