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USCIS Expands myProgress for Improved Case Tracking

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded the availability of myProgress, a valuable tool for tracking immigration case progress. This enhancement now includes Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Initially, myProgress will be accessible for family-based or Afghan special immigrant I-485 applicants.

The introduction of myProgress aims to enhance the customer experience by proactively addressing applicant concerns regarding the status of their benefit requests while awaiting a decision. This expansion aligns with USCIS’ commitment to supporting Executive Order 14058 on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government Mandates. It also seeks to reduce the need for case status inquiries as part of USCIS’ broader Strategic Plan to enhance service.

In addition to Form I-485 and Form I-821, myProgress is available to applicants with a USCIS online account who have submitted Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization; Form I-131, Application for Travel Document; Form N-400, Application for Naturalization; Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card; or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.

To access myProgress, applicants should create a USCIS online account or log in to their existing account and select their pending application. If they filed online or linked one of the applicable forms to their online account using an online access code, they will see a myProgress tab for their application. The myProgress tab provides estimated wait times for case decisions and milestones as they are completed:

  • Confirmation of application receipt
  • Progress through preprocessing and adjudicative steps
  • Final case decision

While myProgress offers valuable insights, applicants may still visit the public Check Case Processing Times webpage to assess eligibility for filing an “Outside of Normal Processing Times” service request.

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