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    USCIS case number has the following format ("-" hyphens omitted):

     

    AAABBCCCDEEEE

     

    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:

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    Checking Your USCIS Case Status With Your Receipt Number

     

    You can check your USCIS case via several methods:

     

    number-one-circle.png Online at the USCIS Case Status Page (preferred method)

     

    number-two-circle.png Via phone by calling 1 (800) 375-5283

     

    number-three-circle.png Via email the appropriate USCIS Service Center that is processing your case:

     

     

    Tracking Your Case Using the VisaJourney Timeline

     

    You can create an immigration timeline here at VisaJourney giving you the following benefits:

     

    • to_post_off.gif Estimated approval dates for each phase of your case
    • to_post_off.gif Updates (turn on the auto timeline subscription tool to enable) when other members with similar cases are approved (meaning you will be soon after)
    • to_post_off.gif Statistics on other cases, USCIS and consulate processing times
    • to_post_off.gif Tracking of how many people are ahead of you in the queue (so you can see when you are close to being approved)
    • to_post_off.gif Many other features as well!

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    NOTE: The above information does not address the specific requirements for any given case and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.




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    In order to proceed my N400 application, I have submitted evidence of my marriage on Jan 15 2020 through mail. On 01/16/20 Ucsis received it. when I checked my case status online, it said that Uscis have sent out REF on 01/18/20. Is this common?  I don't know what to do. Please help.

     

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    Thanks for the guidance!

    My case number for AOS starts from MSC-20-901-X-XXXX. According to above, 901 means the 901 working days in the fiscal year 2020, covering the period from 10/01/2019 to 09/30/2020. However, there is no more than 365 or 366 calendar days in one year.

    So I assume the guide above might not be applied to some types in AOS. Just out of curiosity, I figured that 9 in "901" is a fixed number and the 4th&5th digital number  "01" falls in a range between "01" to "17". Take fiscal year 2019 as example. There is no case number generated like MSC-19-818-X-XXXX, or MSC-18-720-x-xxxx. 

    Such a good killing time game while waiting for case pending. LOL

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    12 minutes ago, jjdhs said:

    Thanks for the guidance!

    My case number for AOS starts from MSC-20-901-X-XXXX. According to above, 901 means the 901 working days in the fiscal year 2020, covering the period from 10/01/2019 to 09/30/2020. However, there is no more than 365 or 366 calendar days in one year.

    So I assume the guide above might not be applied to some types in AOS. Just out of curiosity, I figured that 9 in "901" is a fixed number and the 4th&5th digital number  "01" falls in a range between "00" to "17". Take fiscal year 2019 as example. There is no case number generated like MSC-19-818-X-XXXX, or MSC-18-720-x-xxxx. 

    Such a good killing time game while waiting for case pending. LOL

     

    Edited by jjdhs
    A typo for the range "01" to "17". Corrected to "00" to "17"

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