Practice Alert: Receipt Notice Delays for I-485s and I-140s Filed with USCIS Lockbox
AILA Doc. No. 20111936 | Dated November 19, 2020
The American Immigration Lawyers Association has been made aware of delays in the issuance of receipt notices for I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker filed with the USCIS Lockbox in late September and in October 2020.
Some members report that they are slowly starting to receive such receipt notices, but it appears that the notices are taking at least six weeks or longer to be issued. AILA recently reached out to the USCIS Lockbox regarding these delays. Specifically, AILA has requested the Lockbox to confirm:
- the current processing times for receipt notices to be issued for I-485 applications and I-140 petitions; and
- the timeframe stakeholders should wait before following up with the Lockbox regarding receipt delays.