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How Do I Check On the Status of My Case?


As you navigate the immigration process, make sure you continue to check your immigration case status for updates. You can do this many ways, including online, by e-mail or phone, or even in person. Here are the methods you can go about checking your immigration case status:

If you have an application receipt number, you can check your case status by entering your 13-character receipt number on the USCIS My Case Status search page.

Create an account at USCIS My Case Status and sign up for automatic case status updates via e-mail.

Text Message
When you create an account at My Case Status, you can sign up to receive a text message notifying you when a case status update has occurred. (A U.S. cell phone number is required.)

Call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. Follow the voice prompts and have your application receipt number ready.

If you filed an application with your local USCIS Field Office, you can write directly to that office for an update. In your letter, be sure to include the following:

  • Your name and address, and if different, your name as it appears on your application
  • Your A-number (Alien number)
  • Your date of birth
  • The date and place your application was filed
  • Your application receipt number
  • A copy of the most recent notice sent to you by the USCIS, if you have received one
  • The date and office where you were fingerprinted, as well as the location of your interview, if it has taken place or been assigned yet.

In Person
Make an InfoPass appointment and bring the following information with you:

  • Your A-number
  • The date and place your application was filed
  • Your application receipt number
  • Copies of any notices sent to you by the USCIS

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