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Does USCIS give a receipt upon receiving EB-5 visa materials?

Does USCIS give notice of receipt to investors, or rather to their lawyers, upon receiving the EB-5 visa application? How can I tell whether my lawyer submitted my materials in time? Can I submit a request directly with USCIS?

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    Philip H Teplen

    Immigration Attorney
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    Once it is filed, there is a tracking number, so you can check on line.

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    Christina Corbaci

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you are referring to the I-526 Petition, the first step in an EB-5 case, your lawyer should have received a receipt notice (an I-797 Notice of Action) which contains a receipt number that can be used for tracking the status of the I-526 petition. Your lawyer should be able to provide you with a copy of the receipt notice with the receipt number and you should be able to enter this number into the USCIS website to check its status.

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    Margo Chernysheva

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is a receipt issued every time an application is filed with USCIS. Did you pay for the application fee through your bank account? If yes, you should check if the check was cashed. If it was, then they have your application and your attorney can follow up on why you did not receive your receipt. If your attorney paid - ask them to show you that their check for your case was cashed. If no payment was processed - you may need to refile as there is no way to check on the file without receipt number or at least a confirmation that payment has been processed.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    The receipt is sent to the Beneficiary and a duplicate to the lawyer. If the lawyer won''t give this to you ask for it or find another lawyer.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    I assume it is I-526 you are talking about. It depends on what has been done on your petition. Normally you and your attorney can both receive a notice from USCIS. You can ask your lawyer to give you a copy of the notice once he/she receives from USCIS.

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    Taher Kameli

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS sends the receipt notice to your attorney.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    On the assumption you are represented by a credible and experienced EB-5 Attorney, you and your Attorney should each receive a receipt notice from the USCIS. Your Attorney should give you a copy of the cover letter and the I-526 petition, and if applicable a copy of the mail return receipt from the post office or a private courier service. You may personally call the general inquiry section of the USCIS and ask if they have in their records the date of filing the I-526 petition.

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    Michael A Harris

    Immigration Attorney
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    I assume you are referring to an I-526 application. Your attorney should provide you a copy of the filing. The I-526 application allows you to list a mailing address for the investor. Depending on whether that was done for you, you might try calling USCIS customer service. It might also be possible that USCIS couldn''t deliver the fee receipt to a foreign country.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, USCIS gives receipt of EB-5 application materials.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes. USCIS sends an I-797 receipt once they accept your petition for processing. For further information please contact Rahbaran & Associates.

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    Clem Turner

    Securities Attorney
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    USCIS sends an acknowledgement to the attorney and often to the applicable Regional Center. Try calling the Regional Center that is sponsoring the project that received your investment.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    US CIS issues receipt notices when the I-526 petition and the I-829 petition are filed.

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    James Stuber

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS issues a Receipt Notice for EB-5 petitions filed on Form I-526, including an assigned case number, by which the case can thereafter be tracked. An EB-5 investor filing an I-526 petition, before signing the petition, should assure that the address given on the form is the petition?s own address, not the attorney''s address. The attorney will file a Form G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance containing his/her address, and will receive courtesy copies of all USCIS notices relating to the petition. However, the original notices will go to the petitioner at the address provided in the form. (Notice of change of this address can be filed if necessary.) The Receipt Notice will state the date the petition was received, as well as the date on which it was accepted.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, once USCIS have received and accepted an investor''s I-526 Petition, USCIS will issue an I-797 Notice (Receipt Notice). This will bear the date of receipt, the Petitioner''s information and a Receipt Number with which progress in processing the case can be tracked (at https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do). A copy will usually be mailed to the Petitioner and a separate copy to the Attorney.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS sends the Receipt Notice (Form I-797C), which has the filing date and the receipt # that starts with WACxxxxxx when I-526 is filed. Notice is only sent to the attorney who filed the case as many EB-5 investors are located overseas. However, your attorney should scan and send you the receipt notice and you could track the progress of your application on the USCIS website using the receipt # from the Receipt Notice.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, a Receipt Notice is issued.If a G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance is filed by your attorney, the notice would be mailed to the attorney.However, if you include a G-1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance along with your I-526 Immigrant Petition, you will be notified via email the Receipt of Filing as well.

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    Farah Abbas

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS issues the I-797 Receipt Notice for every case that they receive. For the I-526 petition, this notice will have the following important information: (1) it will be in your name, as the investor; (2) it will list your ?Priority Date? as the date USCIS received the petition; and (3) it will have your Receipt Number, which will allow you to track the status of your case. Your lawyer probably received this notice about 2-3 weeks after filing your I-526 petition. If you want to inquire directly with USCIS about the status of your case, you will need your Receipt Number. You may also check the status of your case online as www.uscis.gov.

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    Christian Schmidt

    Immigration Attorney
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    Both you and your lawyer should receive a USCIS Receipt Notice with a case number for your petition which allows you to track the case.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS will send a Notice of Action, Form I-797, acknowledging receipt of the I-526 petition, assuming it has been properly filed and the fee paid. The notice is sent to the petitioner at the address listed in Part 1, as well as to the attorney''s address listed on the Form G-28. Sometimes, the attorney will list his or her own address on Part 1 of the I-526 petition form as a ''care of'' address for the petitioner. In that case, the attorney will receive both receipt notices. If you, as the client, ask your attorney for a copy of the receipt notice, he or she should provide it to you immediately. If they don''t give you a receipt notice, you can assume that the petition has not been filed.

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    Larry J Behar, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    Normally a receipt is generated by the government agency of any I 526 application. All ethical lawyers will release a copy to their clients. You are entitled to it and it will contain valuable tracking information.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    Thank you for your email.Yes, when USCIS receives the visa petition, they do issue a receipt notice with the case number on it (usually, within a couple of weeks).You can call USCIS directly, but they will need the receipt number to find the case.So your first call will have to be to your attorney.I hope this helps.

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    Daniel P Hanlon

    Immigration Attorney
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    The USCIS should issue a receipt to the Investor Petitioner directly AND to the attorney of record.

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    Susan Pilcher

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS will issue a Receipt Notice when an I-526 is filed. The notice should reflect a receipt date showing the date the case was received at USCIS.

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    Denyse Sabagh

    Immigration Attorney
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    CIS issues a filing fee receipt for the I-526. It should go to you and your lawyer.

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    Charles W Pley

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, USCIS issues a ''Receipt Notice'' usually about 3 weeks after receiving the petition. If a G-28 is on file the Receipt Notice will be sent directly to the attorney who filed the petition on your behalf. The receipt will have a file number - with this # it is possible to track the application status via the USCIS website.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS does issue receipt notices when an I-526 is submitted.The notice is generally provided to both the attorney and the individual.As the investor you should be receiving a copy directly from USCIS unless your address was not used on the forms. You may want to request a complete copy of your file from the attorney to verify the filing information.

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    Ali Brodie

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, USCIS issues a Notice of Receipt to your attorney if you signed and your attorney submitted a Form G-28.

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    Jeffrey E Campion

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS normally sends a receipt to both the attorney and the address of the investor.You can call CIS and ask them if you case is pending. Why don''t you ask your attorney?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Both an attorney of record and a client receive receipt notices upon submission of I-526 petition to USCIS. Generally, the terms of your attorney-client agreement should specify how attorney provides the file materials to a client. You should request a full copy of your I-526 petition from your attorney for your records. You should also inquire with your attorney when the petition was submitted, including proof of submission/delivery (such as a US certified mail receipt or private courier receipt) and a copy of the I-526 petition receipt notice from USCIS.

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    Karen Weinstock

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS issues a receipt notice, your lawyer should receive it.

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    Rebecca White

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you should have a copy of the receipt notice from the filing.Typically a receipt notice will be issued within a few days to a few weeks of fling, but it does happen that receipt notices are delayed for several weeks from filing to issuance.(Not regularly, but it infrequently either).Ask your attorney for a copy.

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    Kenneth Byrd

    Immigration Attorney
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    the government sends a receipt to the lawyer, but you can be notified via email of any receipt using form G-1145 if you want instant notice of acceptance.However, your lawyer is required to keep you informed of any significant developments in your case, and a receipt notice is certainly that.

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    Neville M Leslie

    Immigration Attorney
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    They send an acknowledgment upon receipt.

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    Roberto Ortiz

    Immigration Attorney
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    USCIS send a receipt when they have received an I-526 application.On that receipt, you will find your case number.Currently, USCIS is taking about 9 months to process these cases.If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    They will send you a receipt.

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    Austin Kim

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, USCIS issues a receipt notices (one to attorney and one to petitioner) with a receipt number unique to the investor''s petition approximately 1 week within the submission of the I-526 petition.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    They send the receipt to the lawyer.

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