After you have filed an immigration application or petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you must wait to hear if your application was accepted or not. There are different steps that a case may go through to be fully processed by the USCIS. You can visit the USCIS website and check the status of your immigration case, or you can contact the USCIS over the phone to receive updates on your case.
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13-character application receipt number
Locate 13-character application receipt number on notices you have received from USCIS regarding your immigration case. The receipt number begins with three letters, such as EAC, WAC, LIN or SRC.
Go to USCIS website and click on link "Resources" at top of web page.
View Tools column on right side of the Resources web page and click on link "Check My Case Status."
Enter 13-character application receipt number in the Current Case Status search field. Eliminate dashes when typing your receipt number into search field.
Review your immigration case status on USCIS website. You will see steps your immigration application has already completed and which steps are still needed for completion before your application is fully processed and accepted.
Sign up for an account on USCIS website if you wish to receive updates on your immigration case through email or text message. Standard messaging rates may apply to receive notices on your case from the USCIS on your mobile phone.
Call USCIS Customer Service line at 1-800-375-5283 if would like to inquire about your case status over the phone.
Tips & Warnings
Visit USCIS web page, "USCIS Processing Time Information" if you want to determine how long it will take for your case to be processed. Have following information available: field office where your case is filed, type of application and date on which you filed your application.Tags: receipt number, your case, your immigration, USCIS website, your immigration case