USCIS Receipt Number - What Does It Mean?
USCIS case number has the following format ("-" hyphens omitted):
Where the values above are as follows:
AAA The USCIS service center or office that received your case SRC - Texas Service Center (TSC)
LIN - Nebraska Service Center (NSC)
WAC - California Service Center (CSC)
EAC - Vermont Service Center (VSC)
MSC - Missouri Service Center (MSC)
NBC - National Benefits Center (NBC)
BB USCIS fiscal year (October 1 to September 30).
Cases filed from 10/01/2013 to 09/30/2014 will have BB=14
CCC The working day of the fiscal year when your case is received.
10/01/13 = 001
D Internal USCIS use (typically 5) EEEE Starting at 0001, the order your case was recieved that day
The USCIS I-797 Receipt Notice from USCIS
(or automated email) Contains Your Receipt Notice:
Checking Your USCIS Case Status With Your Receipt Number
You can check your USCIS case via several methods:
Online at the USCIS Case Status Page (preferred method)
Via phone by calling 1 (800) 375-5283
Via email the appropriate USCIS Service Center that is processing your case:
- California Service Center: email@example.com
- Vermont Service Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nebraska Service Center: email@example.com
- Texas Service Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracking Your Case Using the VisaJourney Timeline
You can create an immigration timeline here at VisaJourney giving you the following benefits:
- Estimated approval dates for each phase of your case
- Updates (turn on the auto timeline subscription tool to enable) when other members with similar cases are approved (meaning you will be soon after)
- Statistics on other cases, USCIS and consulate processing times
- Tracking of how many people are ahead of you in the queue (so you can see when you are close to being approved)
- Many other features as well!