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Service Center and Lockbox Receipting Update
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that applicants are experiencing delays in receiving notices of receipt due to the fact that processing of fee payments and entry of cases into its tracking system was behind schedule due to the tremendous increase in the number of applications filed. It added that it was working hard to deal with the increased volume.

Date Received in Mailroom – USCIS will honor the actual date that an application was received in its mailroom; this date will be indicated on the receipt (in the Received Date box) when Form I-797, Notice of Action, is mailed. If any case is affected by the receipt delay, arrival of your receipt may take up to 12 weeks for adjustment-of-status applications and 15 weeks for naturalization and other applications.

Weekly updates on Receipting – Until this situation is resolved, USCIS will provide these weekly updates on progress in issuing receipt notices.

Applications Received Prior to Posted Receipting Dates – If any application was received by USCIS before the posted dates below and the applicant still does not have a receipt, please contact USCIS Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-375-5283 for:
  • Change of Address – If an applicant has submitted application and is changing his/her address, but have not yet received receipt.

  • Unusual Delay – If an applicant has not received a receipt within the timeframe indicated below for the Service Center where they filed their application.

  • As of November 30, 2007, USCIS has completed initial data entry and issued receipt notices for applications and petitions received on or before the dates indicated:
California Service Center

Form Number: Date Received
I-130 8/30/2007
I-751 11/13/2007
N-400 11/08/2007
All Other Current

Nebraska Service Center

Form Number: Date Received
I-131 11/27/2007
I-140 11/27/2007
I-485 EB 11/27/2007
I-765 11/27/2007
N-400 11/26/2007
All Other Current

Texas Service Center

Form Number: Date Received
I-485 EB 11/23/2007
N-400 7/29/2007
All Other Current

Vermont Service Center

Form Number: Date Received
I-130 7/29/2007
N-400 9/05/2007
All Other 11/22/2007

USCIS Lockbox

Form Number: Date Received
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