Checking Your Case Status Online
We are often asked how to verify the 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 uscis.gov.
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.
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 on your notice as part of the receipt number.
The online system will show the last action taken on your case and will let you know the next steps, if applicable. We also provide helpful reminders to keep your address current and how to submit inquiries.
The system will show your case status and let you know next steps.
If you want to check an additional case now is the time to do so by entering a new receipt number in “Enter Another Receipt Number” field. Remember to try the other online tools on the homepage or create an account with USCIS at my.uscis.gov. The personalized account allows you to receive your most recent case updates including up to the last five actions on your case, simplifies case management, and access to your electronically filed applications. It is free and easy to use!
If you still have questions or concerns on any information you can check our website at uscis.gov or call the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283.