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Checking Your Case Status Online

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Frequently, our customers ask us how to verify their case status.  It is a very simple process. You can verify your case status online from your home or office, even from your cell phone!

You only have to access USCIS’ Case Status Online directly through

You’ll find Case Status Online link on

The Case Status Online landing page shows other quick reference online tools, such as how to change your address online, how to submit an inquiry about your case (e-Request), case processing times, and how to locate a USCIS office, which we will cover in an upcoming Compás posting.

To check your case status using our online tool, you have to have your case receipt number. This receipt number is a unique 13-character identifier that USCIS provides for each application or petition it receives, and it’s used to identify and track its cases.  The receipt number consists of three letters followed by 10 numbers. For example, the letters can be EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE. You can find it on notices of action USCIS has sent you.

Case Status Online landing page. We encourage you to read USCIS privacy act statement, which appears under the “check status” button, before checking your case status.

When entering your receipt number, you should omit dashes (”-“), but you can include all other characters, including asterisks (“*”) if they are listed on your notice as part of the receipt number.

Enter your receipt number. Omit the dashes, but include all other characters including asterisks if they are listed don your notices as part of the receipt number.

The online system will show the last action taken in your case and will let you know the next steps, if necessary. Also, it will give you helpful reminders to keep you address current and how to submit inquiries. You’ve seen how easy and useful is checking your case status! Share this with your friends and family!

The system will show your case status and let you know next steps.

If you want to check an additional case this is the time to do it by entering the receipt number in “Enter Another Receipt Number” field.  Also you can use the other online tools listed in Case Status Online homepage or create an account in myUSCIS system which allows you to receive your most recent case updates including up to the last five actions on your case. Our myUSCIS is an online tool that simplifies case management and from which you can access all your application updates and status. It is also free and easy to use!

If you still have questions or doubts about verifying your case online you can check our website or call USCIS National Call Center at 1-800-375-5283.