How To Check Case Status Online

If you have filed a petition or an application with USCIS there is an easy and efficient way for you to check the status of your case online. The Immigration Service’s website offers you the tools necessary to gain some control over your case. For example, if your current visa is expiring soon or you have to be in/out of the country on a specific date, wouldn’t it be nice to know where you stand with your petition or application with USCIS? This is exactly where Case Status Online comes in handy. It’s free and easy to use.

Here’s how it’s done:

  • Go to
  • Point your mouse on “Tools” tab
  • Under “Manage Your Case” select “Check Your Status Online” link
  • Enter your Receipt Number. This number can be found on your letters from USCIS such as Form I-797C, Notice Of Action and other correspondence from USCIS.
  • Click “Check Status” box
  • The webpage will display the latest information available about your case.