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How will I know if my attorney has filed my EB-5 application?

If I hire an immigration attorney for the whole EB-5 process, how will I know that the different applications I have to file are actually filed by the attorney? Are there specific receipts I can ask for or a way to check the exact status of my EB-5 application? A green card is already going to take a long time to get and I don't want there to be any extra delays.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    An experienced EB-5 immigration attorney will provide USCIS or the National Visa Center (U.S. consulate) reception notices indicating the timely filing of the required EB-5 petitions and applications.

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    Xiaosheng Huang

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will receive a receipt from USCIS.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your attorney should be regularly communicating with you and providing you with copies of receipt notices. Not doing so may be malpractice.

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    Charles H Kuck

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your lawyer should give you a copy of the filing and a copy of the actual receipt! Then you will know it was filed, and when.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you may ask your attorney to determine that in fact your I-526 petition has been timely filed. You should be able to obtain a copy of a Notice of Receipt on Form I-797, which will show the date that the I-526 petition was received. With such receipt, you can also go online to confirm that the petition was filed as well.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    Ask your attorney for a copy of your complete application. You will receive a Notice of Receipt from USCIS.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Your attorney should be providing you with updates on your case, including providing confirmation of the filing receipt (issued by USCIS upon filing) for the EB-5 immigrant investor petition (I-526 petition) and following its approval, the adjustment of status application (if you are processing in the United States) and immigrant visa processing (if you are processing while abroad).

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can ask for the government filing receipt, and/or a copy of the filing.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You will receive receipt (known as Notice of Action) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within few days after your application has been filed. Also, your attorney will also receive a courtesy receipt. The status of an application can be checked online at USCIS''s website.

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    Peter Zhang

    Immigration Attorney
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    If your attorney has filed a petition on your behalf, he or she should receive a notice from USCIS. This notice should have a receipt number. You can use this receipt number to check the status of your application at: https://egov.uscis.gov. This site will give you basic info regarding your case. Furthermore, it is your attorney's duty to be responsive, so do not hesitate to ask.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    We send our clients a complete copy of the submittal with the FedEx tracking information. A week or so later an official receipt will come from the government and we forward this as well.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    If the petition is filed, USCIS will generate a receipt notice for you. On that receipt notice, you will see the receipt number. You can track your case status by entering your receipt number on USCIS's official website: USCIS.gov.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    When an application is filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, both the attorney and the applicant will receive receipt notices.

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