Outside Normal Processing Time

Do you have a case pending with USCIS that is outside the normal processing time? You can get an idea of how long it will take to process your case on our website a Check Processing Times. For most applications, you can send us an inquiry if your case has been pending longer than the processing time posted.

NOTE: We are actively processing your case if, in the past 60 days, you:

  • Received a notice from us about your case,
  • Responded to a request for evidence, OR
  • Received an online update to your case status.

If your application type is not listed in the processing time table on our website, our goal is to make a decision on your application within 6 months of filing. Please wait six months before submitting an inquiry

If you are a petitioner for an H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker and your Form I-129 has been pending longer than 15 days and you have not received a decision or a Request for Evidence, you may contact USCIS at (1-800) 375-5283 to inquire about your petition.

If you are a DACA renewal applicant please contact USCIS at (1-800) 375-5283 to inquire on a case pending longer than 105 days.

If you are applying for your initial (first) employment authorization based on having a pending asylum application and USCIS does not adjudicate the application within 30 days, you may be a member of the class action case, Rosario v. USCIS, Case No. C15-0813JLR. Please see the uscis.gov/rosario webpage for further information about this class action case and how to investigate the status of your employment authorization application.

What you'll need

  • Receipt Number
  • A-Number (if applicable)
  • Date when filed
  • Application or Petition filed
  • Email Address

ALERT: In order to use this self-serve tool a valid email address is required. If you electronically filed your case and have a myUSCIS account, you should instead visit the myUSCIS login page to submit an inquiry or address change.

Case Information

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Applicant or Petitioner Information

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Mailing Address

Last Action Taken on Case

An email address is required in order to receive a response from USCIS and a confirmation of the request

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Privacy Act Statement

AUTHORITIES: The information requested is collected in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended.

PURPOSE: The primary purpose for completing is to respond to your request for assistance with an immigration benefit application, petition, and document.

ROUTINE USES: The information provided may be used by and disclosed to DHS personnel and contractors or other agents who need the information to assist in activities related to your inquiry. The information will be shared in accordance with approved routine uses, as described in the associated published system of records notices, available at www.dhs.gov/privacy.

DISCLOSURE: Furnishing this information is voluntary. However, failure to provide the requested information may delay or prevent USCIS from responding to your inquiry. Please note that the system will record user information such as Internet Protocol Address and Web Browser type and version upon submission.