USCIS Case Status

Individuals may check the status of their pending application by going to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

The only information you will need to enter is your application receipt number (13 characters long starting with three letters). Applicants may also speak with a Customer Service representative by calling the National Customer Service Center at 1 800-375-5283.

Once a case has been submitted to USCIS, you can discover how long your case will take to be processed. Processing dates are estimates made by USCIS based on their current caseload. They are dependent on the type of case you have and which center received your application. Make sure you have all this information when you visit the USCIS website.

A "priority date" refers to the initial date an immigration petition was filed. Each month, the US Department of State releases a Visa Bulletin listing the priority dates of the applications that are currently being processed. A person’s priority date may be current based on their visa category and their country of birth. To see if your priority date is current, please visit the website of the US Department of State.

INFOPASS is a free, easy, and convenient Internet-based system that allows the public to make an appointment to speak with an Immigration Information Officer about a case that has already been filed. The four reasons to make an INFOPASS appointment are:

  • Order from Immigration Court - If you were directed to us for processing based on an order from the Immigration Judge. You must bring all documents required in the post order instructions given to you by the court.
  • Case Processing Appointment - If you received a notice to go to your local office for further case processing.
  • EAD inquiry appointment - If your I-765 employment authorization application has been pending for more than 90 days.
  • Case Services follow-up appointment - If it has been over 45 days since you contacted NCSC and have not received a response to your inquiry. You must bring the Service Request ID Number related to your inquiry to the appointment.

For any other questions about the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), please visit the USCIS website.