After submitting Form I-601A, applicants must understand the different stages of processing and how to effectively monitor their case. This section outlines the expected processing times, how to track the status of the application, and the protocol for responding to any USCIS requests for additional information.
USCIS’s processing times for Form I-601A can vary based on current workloads and the number of applications received. Generally, applicants can expect processing times to range from 4 to 6 months, but it can take longer in some cases. The most up-to-date processing times can be checked on the USCIS website.
Case Status Tracking
Once an applicant has submitted their Form I-601A, they can track the status of their case online using the USCIS Case Status Tool. They will need their receipt number to access their case information. It’s advised to consistently check the status, as this will be the primary means through which USCIS communicates updates about the application.
Responding to Requests for More Information
If USCIS requires more information to make a decision on an I-601A application, they will send a Request for Evidence (RFE) or a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID).
Applicants must respond to these requests by the deadline provided in the notice. RFE and NOID responses should include all requested documentation and should adhere to any specific instructions provided by USCIS. Failure to respond timely or with the complete information may result in the denial of the application.