Immigration & Citizenship Notes, Dec. 17, 2007 December 17, 2007 ^
As we approach years end, the USCIS reports that they have received a huge increase in the number of applications filed this year; nearly double the number received in the same period last year. This is as a result of a rush by applicants filing papers before this July’s fee increases.
As a result, average processing times for certain applications may grow longer. Naturalization applications filed after June 1, 2007 may take approximately 16-18 months to process.
Check your case status
You can check your Case Status Online for the most recent action taken in your case.
Please keep several things in mind if you choose to use your receipt number to check case status and track the processing of your case.
- First – most of the time your case is pending, the USCIS is answering cases filed before you. Therefore, the status of your case may not change until they get to the end of the normal processing time.
- Second – the case status information offered is fairly basic.
The ability to track case processing is only available to customers whose cases have a receipt number.
Case Status Portfolio with Updates via Email
USCIS Customers (single applicant) and Representatives (representing many cases, such as lawyers, charitable groups, or corporations) who require regular access to status information about multiple cases can create an account to more conveniently access information on their cases. The services provided are identical, except Representatives may also enter their own internal office tracking number with each receipt number.
In addition, you can choose to receive automatic case status updates, which will be sent via email. Information on how to set up your account may be viewed at the USCIS site: www.uscis.gov
Marriage case update:
We recently had a call from an Irish immigrant who had been interviewed for his green card after his marriage to a US citizen. Their interview went ok, but they were nervous because the officer had to get approval from a superior on a waiver application. This is not unusual and a decision on their case should be mailed to them within weeks. If you have an adjustment of status case you’d like advice on, give us a call, or send an email to email@example.com All emails are responded to in a timely fashion.
Help is available:
The IPC is here to help you as we address concerns each week on our phone lines. Call us if you have any concerns about your immigration case and the manner in which it is being handled. 617-479-7404
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