US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the US government agency inside the United States that is responsible for processing US immigration benefits (Green Cards and Visas). The USCIS provides several ways for you to track the progress of your case—but here’s the most effective way to do it.
What’s the most effective way to track my USCIS case status?
The most effective way to track your case is to create an account with USCIS. By creating an account, you can elect to receive automatic case updates via email or text.
How do I create a USCIS Account?
You can easily create your own USCIS account directly through their website. You should have your case receipt notice handy to provide the required information to track your cases.
How do I find my USCIS receipt number?
The receipt number is a unique 13-character identifier that USCIS provides for each application or petition it receives. The receipt number consists of three letters (for example, EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC, or IOE) and 10 numbers. You can find it on the notices of action that USCIS has sent you. You should omit dashes (“-“) when entering a receipt number. However, including all other characters, including asterisks (“*”), if they are listed on your notice as part of the receipt number.
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