What Is USCIS?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security. USCIS performs various administrative functions.
Earlier these were carried out by former United States Immigration and Naturalization Services. These are the part of the department of the justice.
The main motive of the USCIS is to provide national security, to eliminate immigration case bottlenecks and deliver the excellent customer services.
Mr. James McCament is the director of USCIS, who is the direct reports to Secretary of Homeland Security.
What is a USCIS Electronic Immigration System account?
If you have received the immigrant visa and looking to create USCIS Electronic Immigration System account to make the payment of an immigrant fee. You need to just follow the simple steps mentioned below.
Go to USCIS ELIS and click on the option Create New Account under Create A New Account.
Provide Email Id and Account Type: Selecting one of the option from the drop-down menu under the heading Select Account Type. Type you valid Email Id in the provided space.
Conformation of Email ID: You will receive a confirmation number to the Email Id which you provided. This mail contains a USCIS ELIS link click on this link and access the USCIS ELIS login screen.
Password Setup: Create a password for this account and click on Next
Password Reset: Choose from the drop down menu there will be five passwords reset questions. You need to answer those question. This step helps the customer to reset the password in case he forgets it.
Selection of Security Preference: You will get three security option, you can choose one of them. The option is you want your PIN via text, Voice message or Email.
USCIS ELIS accepts only US phone number, not foreign numbers. So only U.S. citizens have the option to select PIN via the message of the voice message. The others will get their PIN via registered mail.
Security PIN: Type your security PIN and click only Submit PIN.
Activation of Account: As you enter the PIN the account will be activated. You will have the full access to use the USIC ELIS online account. Click on USCIS ELIS Home to start your task.
Through above instruction, you will be able to open the USICS ELIS online account. You can click here to know the method of payment of USCIS Immigrant fee using this account you created.
What is USCIS e-Request Portal?
With the help of e-Request, you can inquire electronically about application and petition submitted to USCIS. You can track the delivery or mailing of a document sent by USCIS through our secure Mail inventiveness.
With the help of this, you can create a service request if you don’t receive documents related to Forms 1-485. Application to Adjust Status or Adjust Permanent Residence. 1-765 Application for Employment Authority and 1-130 for the petition of Alien Relative.
How much USCIS Processing Time is?
The cases are processed by USCIS in order of receipt of the same. Here you come to know how long each office takes to process different cases.
Remember this page is updated by USCIS every 15th of each month. Users, please note this data may change without of any prior notice.The processing time of your case depends on the following points mentioned below
- In which office your case is?
- Which type of form did you filed?
- On which date your case is received by USICS?
Know about Checking H1B Petition Status
It is the most commonly asked question how to check the status of my H1B petition status how much time it exactly takes.
Many people are worried about their status and even some people are waiting since last 4 months for the same. They receive no reply from USCIS or still, their case is in initial review status.
This question may seem trivial for the person who is in America, or it is not as small as the one who is in the other country.
There is a simple fact, which you must know that the visa filing system in America and the HIB petition must have been filed by their current Company, a consulting company or a large corporation.
Anyhow there is nothing wrong if you don’t know this. USCIS is a US Government Organization which accepts HIB petition for any fiscal year.
USCIS counts your application towards a cap that is allotted for the year. The cap is 20000 for advanced degree quota and 65000 for regular quota. Visit the USCIS site to check the status of your application online.