What is the receipt number for immigration applications?

What is the receipt number for? How can I check the status of my case? At Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we will answer these questions and more.

When a person starts an immigration procedure with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency assigns a receipt number to follow up on the case.

It is a unique number of 13 digits, three letters, and ten numbers, which identifies the applications, and it can also be used to check the case status.

The letters refer to the processing center, the first two digits correspond to the fiscal year the case was received, the next three refer to the business day the case was opened, and the last five digits are the case number.

For example, the number EAC-19-013-12345, EAC indicates that the case was opened at the Vermont Service Center (also known as Eastern Adjudication Center)

19 means that the request was received in 2019, remember that the fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. 020 indicates the 20th workday of October of that year. Finally, 12345 is the case number.

How can I check my immigration case status?

There are different ways to check the status of an immigration case, but you must always have the receipt number at hand to make the inquiry.

The easiest way is through the USCIS website, through the Case Status Online tool, which will allow you to know the status of your application.

Enter your 13-digit receipt number without spaces or dashes and click “check status.”

The current status of your case will appear on the screen, and the system will inform you if there are steps to follow, according to your application.

Another option is to call 1-800-375-5283 and follow the instructions. Remember to have your case number on hand to expedite the consultation.

You can also email the USCIS service center where you sent your petition. Remember that there are five centers in California, Nebraska, Potomac, Texas, and Vermont. Check the email addresses on the USCIS website.

Also read: How can I verify my case at the National Visa Center?

To keep in mind

The receipt number is essential to verify the status of your case, and it is also evidence that you are currently processing your application with USCIS.

Avoid sharing the number with anyone, unless you trust them, such as your spouse or lawyer.

Do not misplace it even when you can ask for it again. It will take some time. If this is your case, call 1-800-375-5283 and explain what happened. You will be told the steps to follow.

Remember that your receipt number is crucial to keep track of your immigration process. Keep it in a safe, accessible place.

At Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help. We can advise you about the immigration procedures that you and your family need.

Do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of lawyers will take care of your case and will be with you throughout the process.

Request a consultation or call us, (509) 498-3485.