USCIS Lockbox Delays

USCIS lockbox delays are the topic of a Mar. 10 update to the agency’s COVID-19 webpage:

“As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, an increase in filings, current postal service volume and other external factors, you may experience a delay of four to six weeks in receiving your receipt notice after properly filing an application or petition with a USCIS lockbox. These delays will not affect the receipt date, which is determined according to 8 CFR 103.2(a)(7). Delays may vary among form types and lockbox locations….”

“The USCIS lockbox workforce is working extra hours and redistributing its workload to minimize delays. Once we open and process your application, we print and mail the receipt notice.”

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