U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

It is now possible to check case status with CIS online. In order to utilize this system, it is necessary to have the receipt number for the case in question.

The information will provide the status of the case, such as CIS receipt date, as well as any notices issued by the CIS. These notices include Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Approvals, and Denials. The information is identical to that provided when calling the CIS information number.

The system is available at the CIS Website
and covers cases pending at all the CIS Regional Service Centers.

FOIA Request Status Check

The status of your USCIS FOIA request is now available online, simply by entering the Control Number that was provided to you after receipt of your request in the space on USCIS' FOIA Request Status Check page,
(The Control Number will begin with the letters NRC, COW, etc.). 

If your request is pending, the status will indicate the position of your request relative to all pending USCIS requests in the same processing track.

If your request has been processed and responded to within the past six months, you will be given the date your request was processed.

Status information is updated on a daily basis.