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2021 USCIS Receipt Delays

On January 8, 2021, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is still experiencing significant delays in issuing receipt notices for filed petitions and applications. There may be a four-to-six-week delay in. issuing receipt notices. USCIS states in their announcement that the delay is caused by increased filings, postal service volume, COVID-19, and other factors.

Considering USCIS receipt notices are generally issued within 30 days of filing, plus the four-to-six-week delay, receipt notices may take as long as 8 - 10 weeks to be delivered. USCIS notes they have taken measures to minimize delays and that they are working as quickly as possible to intake all filings.


AKLAW Clients should contact their attorney regarding any cases which have not been issued a receipt notice within 10 weeks of filing.


For more information, see the USCIS Alert



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