How Do I Know If USCIS Received My Application?
Posted by Frank Gogol
Updated on March 15, 2022
When you send an application to USCIS, they will notify you when the application has been received. Basically, as soon as the USCIS Lockbox facility or USCIS Service Center has received your application, a receipt notice will be mailed to you.
Table of Contents
USCIS Receipt Notices Explained
In the receipt notice, you can find all the relevant information regarding your case, and you will get a receipt number as well. This is important in case you want to track your case as it’s pending and need to know what part of the process is currently ongoing. The case status can be checked on www.uscis.gov. Registering on the website will also give you access to automatic updates.
How Long Does It Take for USCIS to Send Receipt Notices in 2022?
USCIS applications are processed in the order they are received. On average, USCIS takes approximately 8 to 9 weeks to issue receipt notices for some applications and petitions. Depending on the type of petition, it may take longer to receive your receipt notice.
USCIS Confirmation of Receipt
After your application is received, USCIS is going to notify you up to five times:
- Acknowledgment of Receipt
- Notice of Results
- Referral Notification
- Selection Notification
- Vacancy Announcement Close-Out Notice
Here are some of the written notifications you can get during the application process.
1. Acknowledgment of Receipt
This notice means that the receipt of your occupational questionnaire has been confirmed. This is not a confirmation that your whole application package has been received — it is your responsibility to ensure that you provide proper answers to all the online assessment questions. You should also make sure that you submit all the necessary documents for the application to be complete.
2. Notice of Results
The notice of results will tell you about your rating depending on how you answered the online occupational questionnaire’s questions. This notice will tell you the rating for different grade levels in the event that you applied for more than one grade level on the vacancy announcement.
3. Referral Notification
Are you a qualified applicant? Even better, are you one of the best-rated applicants? Then you’re lucky. Your application will be sent to the selecting official so they can consider it properly, and you will receive a Referral Notification when this happens.
4. Selection Notification
You will be contacted by the HR Operations Center if you are being selected for a position. They will try to make a tentative job offer to you. At the same time, you may not be one of the people who were lucky enough to be selected for the position. In this case, you will be contacted by email even though your application got to a selecting official. The email will tell you that the position has already been occupied by a different applicant, or that the management didn’t decide on filling the position right now.
Conversely, if you were interviewed already but still not selected, then you will also be contacted by the selecting official or a designee of his/her.
5. Vacancy Announcement Close-Out Notice
If no other selections are going to be made from the vacancy announcement, then you are going to receive one last notice. If you go to http://applicationmanager.gov, you will be able to confirm the status of the application as well. You only need to log into your account.
How to Check If USCIS Has Received My Application
Checking your case status lets you find out what part of the process is going on at the moment, and how much time is left until the case is finalized. Here is how you can check your case status:
- On the USCIS Website – USCIS allows users to check case status online. All you will need to look up your case status is your 13-digit receipt number.
- Over the Phone – To check your USCIS case status by phone, call 1-800-375-5283. You may inquire about your case status without a receipt number.
- By Mail – You may also inquire about your USCIS case status via direct mail. To get a case status update, you will mail an inquiry letter to your local USCIS field office.
- Asking in Person – you can inquire in person about the status of your USCIS case. This will require you to make an appointment with your local processing center.
- Email/Phone App/Text – Another option for checking your USCIS case status is by inquiring via email. USCIS processing centers have unique email addresses.
Check out this guide for full explanations about how to check your USCIS case status.
- How Do I Speak to a Live Person at USCIS?
- How Many Citizenships Can You Have?
- How Do I Know Which USCIS Service Center?
- What “Country of Residence” and How to Know Yours When on a Visa
- How to Check Dropbox Eligibility with the App
Need a Loan? Get One in 3 Simple Steps
If you are considering applying for a personal loan, just follow these 3 simple steps.
Apply online for the loan amount you need. Submit the required documentation and provide your best possible application. Stronger applications get better loan offers.
If your application meets the eligibility criteria, the lender will contact you with regard to your application. Provide any additional information if required. Soon you’ll have your loan offer. Some lenders send a promissory note with your loan offer. Sign and return that note if you wish to accept the loan offer.
The loan then gets disbursed into your U.S. bank account within a reasonable number of days (some lenders will be as quick as 2-3 business days). Now you need to set up your repayment method. You can choose an autopay method online to help you pay on time every month.
Stilt provides loans to international students and working professionals in the U.S. (F-1, OPT, H-1B, O-1, L-1, TN visa holders) at rates lower than any other lender. Stilt is committed to helping immigrants build a better financial future.
We take a holistic underwriting approach to determine your interest rates and make sure you get the lowest rate possible.
Learn what others are saying about us on Google, Yelp, and Facebook or visit us at https://www.stilt.com. If you have any questions, send us an email at [email protected]