A receipt notice is a notification in the form a letter that the applicant receives from Homeland Security acknowledging that Homeland Security received their application, they accepted their filing fee, and they are processing their application. The receipt notice is not only a confirmation that an application has been received and processed, it also lists the exact priority date that should be continually checked on the visa bulletin.
For more information regarding the importance of receipt notices in Doraville family visa applications, or if you require specific help and/or guidance regarding a case, do not hesitate in reaching out and scheduling a consultation with a seasoned immigration attorney.
What is the Significance of a Receipt Notice in Regard to a Family Preference Category?
Homeland Security is not required to accept all applications. When they reject an application, it is because the forms or missing information are incomplete, the filing fee is incorrect, or the version of the form is outdated. When Homeland Security rejects it, they will issue a rejection notice indicating that they are rejecting their filing and that they need to fix the problem and send it back in again.
On the other hand, when Homeland Security accepts an application, they will issue a receipt notice indicating that. In any type of case, especially a visa preference case, the receipt notice will indicate when they receive their application and the priority date.
The priority date is the date that they will be checking on the visa bulletin to have an estimate of approximately when the Department of State will get to their priority date. If they have a priority date for example, September 1st, 2020, and they look at their visa preference on the visa bulletin and the Department of State is reviewing cases from January 2015, then they know it would probably take a few years before it is their turn to obtain the immigrant visa.
Other Important Information Listed on a Receipt Notice
The receipt notice will bear the name of the petitioner and it will also list the beneficiary by name and date of birth and any other beneficiary such as spouse or children of the family member that is immigrating for the United States. It also has a case number and that case number is something that they will need at all times when calling Homeland Security to get more information on their case or if they want to text the status of their case on the immigration website.
Speak with an Attorney to Learn More
The importance of receipt notices in Doraville family visa applications cannot be understated. The information on this notice is vital for being up to date on the status of an application. Losing a receipt notice could have disastrous repercussions on a person’s ability to obtain legal status, so it may be best to coordinate with an attorney about the most effective way of keeping this sensitive information safe from being lost.