Getting a Permanent Residence Address in the US is not an easy job. There are many challenges in the way. As a matter of fact, not everyone is eligible for Green cards. Above that, there is a limitation to the number of green cards that can be issued every year. Having said that, if you are already an applicant of the US green card, here are the different ways in which you can track the status of your green card application.
Let me explain all these ways to check green card status one by one:
The easiest way to check your green card application status is to check it online. The way you do this depends on where you are applying from. If you are applying from within the US, you need to visit the official USCIS website. If you are applying from outside the US, you can check your status from the official website of NVC.
Let’s look into the process of doing this on both the websites:
Checking your status through email is only applicable to people who are applying from outside the US. There is an online form that you can fill and submit with questions about your application status. You will get a response email from the officials of NVC regarding your status. Before you proceed with the email query, make sure you have the following information with you:
All important documents or forms are sent to the physical mail address for both USCIS and NVC applicants. Make sure to put the correct address details when applying so that you don’t miss out on any important updates about your green card application. In case you are changing the address after you applied for a green card, you have the option to change your address details by getting in touch with the officials of the respective authorities.
There are many websites on the internet which claim to be US government sites and deceive people by charging them for the application. The best way to save yourself these kinds of scam websites is to apply for the lottery only at the Dept. of State website.
This option is only applicable to people who reside within the US. If you are applying from outside the US, you can’t check your application status in person.
Here’s the process for scheduling an InfoPass appointment at a domestic USCIS field office:
These are the different ways to check green card status. Which of these methods are you going to use and why? Tell us in the comment section below.