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URGENT HELP NEEDED! How to get copy of I797 receipt notice for EAD immediately?

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  • URGENT HELP NEEDED! How to get copy of I797 receipt notice for EAD immediately?

    Hi guys, I'm on F-1 OPT. I graduated this May. My EAD card journey has been extremely frustrating.

    I filed the application in March. The card was approved and mailed to me in early June. However, it was lost in the mail. USPS status showed it was delivered to a "final agent", but I never received it. USCIS told me I had to apply for replacement of the card. So I filed another application. Unfortunately, I made a stupid typo with my friend's address, so the receipt was sent back to USCIS in late July.

    I called USCIS to update my address and order a copy of the receipt notice. However, they only sent me a "non-delivery notice" stating my receipt was not delivered. Although I do have the receipt number now, my employer is asking for the original receipt notice to grant me the 90-days window before arrival of EAD card for I-9 verification.

    On the "non-delivery notice", USCIS said I should contact an email address ([email protected]) to order the copy of the receipt. So I emailed last monday, but I have not received anything yet.

    I called USCIS customer service again today. The representative said she was not able to do anything. But she also said I could probably schedule an INFOPASS appointment to see if the officer could issue the receipt.

    Does anyone have any experience? Will INFOPASS help?

    Thanks a lot!!

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      • #4
        there might be wac number on the check .you can check the bank statment.In my case I called uscis and they gave me the wac number if you answer all the security questions


        • #5
          Check once with your university, in my friend's case the University had a copy of i797 notice


          • #6
            Thanks for your reply! Do you mean your friend's receipt was lost yet the university had a copy? Not that the receipt was supposed to be sent to the university?


            • #7
              Her receipt was lost, she scheduled an appointment with infopass and they suggested to get in touch with university, in her case university had a copy and so she got from them


              • #8
                I'll contact my university first. But does this mean the infopass field office was unable to issue the receipt there?


                • #9
                  Infopass cannot issue a new receipt atleast thats what she was told by the field officer, you can give it a try if you want