USCIS Cases

If you have applied for a green card or citizenship, chances are that you filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Find out more about how to check the status of your USCIS case, and other valuable information to help you get your immigration benefit.

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Learn More About Your USCIS Case

You probably have a case with USCIS if you have applied for a green card, an immigrant visa, citizenship, or work visa.  Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions, like how to check your USCIS case status, which forms to file, fixing delays in your case, and contacting USCIS.

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Which form did you file?

For information specific to your case type, tell us which form you filed.  By clicking on one of the links below, you can find out how to check your case status, if you filed the right form, and more valuable information.

  • I-130 | Visa Petition

    An I-130 is a visa petition. If you’re trying to get a green card for a family member, then you should have filed one of these.

  • I-485 | Green Card Application

    An I-485 is an application for adjustment of status.  If granted, it allows you to get a green card without leaving the United States.

  • N-400 | Citizenship Application

    An N-400 is an application for naturalization.  It allows green card holders to become United States citizens.

  • I-765 | Work Permit Application

    An I-765 application is for getting authorization to work legally in the United States.

  • I-589 | Asylum Application

    An I-589 is used to apply for asylum.  It is meant to give people fleeing persecution a chance to remain in the United States.