USCIS Announces Delay in Issuance of Receipt Notices

August 20th, 2007

Because of the tremendous number of applications recently received by USCIS, in a notice dated August 17, 2007, it has announced a significant front-log in cases awaiting data entry.  USCIS reiterates that the delay in issuance of receipts will not affect applicants eligibility for a change or extension of status, since the receipt date on the receipts will be dated the date the application was received.  It provides a chart with the cases that are now receiving receipts.  However, for the Nebraska and Texas Service Centers, the dates for the employment-based I-485s are blank.  The Vermont Service Center is currently issuing receipts for I-129s received August 1st and issuing receipts for I-130s received July 24th.