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How to Check Your USCIS Case Status

January 27th, 2011 by Romona Paden

Whenever you apply for US immigration, it gives you a unique case number to your application that is filed with the USCIS. You can always check your USCIS case status online with the help of the case number mentioned on the receipt that you get. Visa applications such as, H1B visa, Green Card applications similar to, I-140, I-485, AOS, I-130, Advance parole, EAD and Citizenship, Green card Renewal etc. Every single of these applications get a receipt number so that you could track your USCIS case status at the USCIS website. In recent times the USCIS overhauled its web site to make it stress-free for you to use, so that the more crystal clear the web site is it will be more available to applicants.

Check Your USCIS Case Status

Always double-check that your case is presently in a pending state with USCIS if you are about to check your USCIS case status. In case you filed for an immigrant visa and your case has been accepted and reassigned to the National Visa Center or NVC, or your U.S. embassy, the web site will not be able to get a hold of it and you will not see any updates. After the Department of Homeland Security directs a candidate or suitor a warning of receipt, it consists a receipt number. It should be shown in the form on the upper left corner. And to be more specific, the receipt number is a 13-digit series minus dashes.

You need to go to the case status page in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site to track you USCIS case status. Type in uscis.gov in your browser’s search bar and hit enter. Now on the main page, you will see a triangulation tariff on the left side.

In order to view the status of your case, enter your receipt number (as explained above) in the text field given there. You need to key in all characters and numbers, but do not use any spaces or dashes. Now click on “Check Status’ when you are done entering the receipt number. The USCIS custom page will show up the status of your case in a few seconds. It will also focus in vivid design where your appeal or application is next to. For instance, if the loop directly above “Acceptance” is stressed, it means that your comprehensive appeal or application file has been received. Now look beneath the graphic in order to view the text report regarding your case. It will concisely describe the status of your case and request you to denote to the info shown.

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