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Outside Normal Processing Time

Do you have a case pending with USCIS that is outside the normal processing time? USCIS usually processes cases in the order we receive them. You can get an idea of how long it will take to process your case from the processing time table available on our website. For most applications, you can send us an inquiry if your case has been pending longer than the processing time posted on our website.

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

What you'll need

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

Case Information

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Applicant or Petitioner Information

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Last Action Taken on Case

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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.