how to check status of I-824(petition to get duplicate copy of approved H1B petition)


#1

hi,

I have received my h1b visa stamp recently, but unfortunately lost original I797 approval

so my employer submitted I-824 to get duplicate copy of previously approved I-797 petition.

is there any way to check its status online? how long does it takes to get the copy??


#2

Hi,

I also facing same problem, Please can you share me how to check the status of i-824 and how much time took for your duplicate copy ?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Yogesh


#3

You can check current processing times in USCIS website:

Select for I-824 and processing center.

normally it takes 3-6 months to get duplicate copy, but in my case it took too much time.
My employer applied for duplicate copy in Nov-2017, and I received a week ago on 25-Jan-2019.
my I-824 was approved in Dec 2017, but USCIS didn’t send the copy because of some problem with their system.
After many followups I received.
if your application date is beyond current processing time then you can raise a “”

Outside normal Processing time" with USCIS to check ur statu.
FYI, I traveled to US with out I-824, fortunately no one asked me for approval copy at immigration.


#4

Hi ,

Thanks for your reply,

I have the photocopy of i-797 , is it face to travel with photocopy ?

or better to apply the i-824 ?

Regards,
Yogesh


#5

Hi ,

Thanks for your reply,

I have the photocopy of i-797 , is it face to travel with photocopy ?

or better to apply the i-824 ?

Regards,
Yogesh


#6

travelling with photo copy is completely depend on ur port of entry, n ur luck.

some times at port of entry immigration person will ask you to show original.
some.time they accept photo copy n validate the authenticity of that document in their system

in my case i travelled with photo copy n no one asked me for original at POE.

this is my opinion n not a legal advice. so decide ur self.