Before I dive into this week’s episode, I’d like to invite you to the live, spontaneous conversations about the world of immigration that my wonderful law firm partner, Anita Koumriqian, and I have on Clubhouse every Friday morning at 11 a.m. Pacific. Find us on Immigration for Innovation under the Silicon Valley Startups channel on Clubhouse. We hope you’ll join us!
Now, in this episode of Immigration Law for Tech Startups, Anita and I discuss an immigration form that less than a year ago, would not have warranted a full podcast episode dedicated to it: a Receipt Notice (Form I-797)—also called a Notice of Action. We talk about what it is, why it’s important, why U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is taking so long to send them, and what you can do.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- Receipt notices—what they are and why they’re important to immigration cases
- Some of the types and functions of receipt notices
- What’s included on a receipt notice
- What you can do with a receipt number
- How long USCIS was taking to send receipt notices pre-COVID-19 and how long now
- What types of immigration cases are affected
- A secret way to get your receipt number
- What employers and employees on F-1 waiting for STEM OPT extensions
- What to do if your application has been rejected
- What to do if you haven’t received a receipt notice
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