USCIS Statement: The USCIS lockbox facilities have received a significant increase in filings in recent weeks. This increase, along with facility capacity restrictions necessary to protect the health and safety of the lockbox workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, is causing significant delays for processing receipt notices. USCIS continues to work to minimize delays. Once USCIS processes an applicant’s submission, they will review the package.
If an applicant has properly filed their form, USCIS will send a receipt notice to the mailing address provided on the form, normally within 30 days. If the applicant’s submission is incomplete or improperly filed, USCIS will reject it per current procedures.
Tips from USCIS: Applicants can take steps to decrease the time it takes USCIS to process and send their receipt notice or find out the status of their case:
USCIS also encourages applicants to follow the tips below when submitting evidence with their application package: