After submitting Form G-1566, the request for a Certificate of Non-Existence from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), applicants can expect a series of steps to take place. This process includes acknowledging receipt, estimating processing times, and providing means for status tracking.
Receipt and Acceptance
Once USCIS receives Form G-1566, the applicant will be issued a receipt notice. This document confirms that the form has been accepted and is under review. It is critical for applicants to keep this notice, as it contains the receipt number, which is necessary for future inquiries and status tracking.
Processing times for Form G-1566 can vary. USCIS aims to process requests efficiently, but applicants should be prepared for the possibility of delays. The agency provides estimated processing times on their website, which applicants can reference to get a general idea of how long the review might take.
Applicants can track the status of their Form G-1566 using the provided receipt number. The status can be checked online through the USCIS Case Status Online portal. Updates will include stages such as “received,” “under review,” and “decision made.” Applicants are encouraged to regularly check their status to stay informed of any changes or actions required.