How to Check Green Card Case Status?
Updated on August 13, 2020
1. Confirmation of Receipt by Mail
Most people have experienced the misfortune of a lost piece of mail or package sometime during their lives, and therefore they want to ensure that an important mailing reaches the recipient. There are several ways to check that a green card application has reached the USCIS.
USPS Tracking Number
G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions
Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
The USCIS will send either an email or a text message within 24 hours of acceptance of an application or petition. Furthermore, the message will provide the foreign national with a receipt number.
2. Check Green Card Case Status with a myUSCIS account
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3. Check Green Card Status through USCIS Online Services
Those who don’t have a myUSCIS account, can still check on their green card case status by using their receipt number through USCIS online services. The receipt number should be visible on several immigration documents.
4. Check Case Status by Calling USCIS
Applicants can always call USCIS at 800-375-5283 to check their USCIS case status. TTY for the deaf, hard of hearing, or person with a speech disability is 800-767-1833. They should have their I-797C Notice of Action and a pen at hand when calling. If they are unable to understand English, they should have an interpreter beside them when dialing a call to USCIS.
5. Submit a Case Inquiry to USCIS
If you prefer to use the telephone instead of going online, you might also consider submit a case inquiry by calling the USCIS Contact Center. You can reach them by dialing (800) 375-5283 (TTY: 800-767-1833).
6. Check Green Card Status with NVC
For some of immigrants who are already living in the United States, they may be eligible to apply for green card through Form I-485 inside the United States. There is no online option for the I-485 application, but applicants can do I-485 status check through the methods described above.