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How long does it take USCIS to issue a receipt for an I-526 application?

I recently filed my I-526 application. According to the courier, the application package was delivered on Aug. 7, 2019. How many days does it take to get a formal receipt from USCIS?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually up to two weeks, but I have seen it take longer, especially lately.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It can take one to two weeks.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    It typically takes about two to three weeks, given a few days for mailing.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Usually within a couple of weeks after filing. You should check to see if your filing fee check has cleared with the bank. That's usually a telling sign the the case has been received/accepted for processing and the fee is in.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    This can vary. You should likely have received the receipt notice one week after the date of filing.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    One to two months, lately.

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    Anusree Nair

    Immigration Attorney
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    It generally takes two weeks to receive an I-526 receipt notice. If you have not received a notice within 30 days of filing, you can reach out to USCIS.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    We have seen cases where receipts never arrive. Your case number should be on the back of the check cashed by USCIS. Contact USCIS customer service or have your attorney do that to make a service request. Alternatively, make an InfoPass appointment online to obtain I-551 stamp in your passport if a service request does not get you a replacement receipt notice within 30 days.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Two to eight weeks.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
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    Within 30 days.

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    Marko Issever

    EB-5 Broker Dealer
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    Our experience has been two to three weeks, but like everything else with immigration if this also takes longer, do not panic. If you do not receive it by the first or second week of September, have your attorney inquire.

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