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Receipt Notice Delays for Applications Filed at USCIS Lockboxes

Those who filed an application or petition with a USCIS lockbox facility may experience a four to six week delay in receiving receipt notices. These delays are due to a number of factors, including COVID-19 restrictions, an increase in filings, and high postal service volume. Receipt dates are unaffected by these delays, as they are determined pursuant to 8 C.F.R. 103.2(a)(7). Delays may vary across form types and lockbox locations. Those filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and F-1 students filing Form I-765, Application from Employment Authorization, may experience significant delays.

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