When Form G-1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance accompanies an application package sent to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility, the agency will notify the applicant by email or text when it has been accepted. Moreover, by submitting Form G-1145, you can receive information about your application or petition’s status faster and easier than by mail.
If you need help filling out USCIS forms or applications, such as Form G-1145, you can call New Frontier Immigration Law for a free strategic session. Our immigration lawyers are ready to help you with any questions about the immigration process.
Filing Form G-1145
Individuals can download G-1145 from the USCIS website. If you choose this option, you can complete it online, print it, and file your application or petition. If you are applying, you need only enter your name and phone number to receive texts, your email address, or both, depending on how you want to receive acceptance updates. Then, print the form to submit with your application package and paperclip it to the first page for mailing.
You must send Form G-1145 and its accompanying application package to a USCIS lockbox facility in Chicago, Lewisville, Texas, or Phoenix. Therefore, you can use Form G-1145 only with applications or petitions filed at one of these lockbox locations. You cannot send it with applications that you must submit to field offices or service centers. USCIS Lockbox facilities are merely locations designated to receive applications and process payments.
You Can Receive Electronic Notifications for the Status of Various Forms
You must mail your application to the correct address depending on the state you are sending it from. See USCIS Filing Guidance for a list of locations organized by form type.
Some forms you can receive electronic notifications for include:
- I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
- I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
- I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
- I-765 Application for Employment Authorization
- N-400 Application for Naturalization
When USCIS receives your application, it will review the form’s accuracy and completeness and process your payment for the primary application (filing Form G1145 is free). Then, it typically sends an acceptance notification within 24 hours of receiving your application.
Benefits of Filing USCIS Form G-1145
By filing Form G-1145, you and USCIS save time and paper. Electronic delivery is a convenient way to receive notifications about an application acceptance as it occurs. Each immigration form has a different processing time, but by signing up for the e-notification program, you can organize and keep them in one place.
Without the e-notification services, it will take USCIS up to 30 days to send you a receipt for your application acceptance through the mail. However, if you attach a Form G-1145, you will receive a confirmation email or text message within 24 hours of an application’s acceptance.
Will Filing From G-1145 Allow Me to Electronically Receive Case Updates?
The short answer is no, but there is a way to do so. When you file Form G-1145, you will receive one update per application package when USCIS accepts it for processing. Moreover, the agency will not send you case updates past the initial notification of acceptance.
To receive upcoming case updates from USCIS by text or email, you must sign up for a USCIS account and request case status alerts. However, USCIS will mail you notifications even if you do not sign up for email or text messages—it just takes longer.
Form I-797C and Electronic Notification
Within 10 days of accepting your application, USCIS will mail you Form I-797C Notice of Action, which is paper evidence that USCIS is processing your application. In this receipt letter, you will receive an ID number you can use to check your case’s status, as detailed above.
In addition, you may receive this form from USCIS to notify you of other critical application-related matters, such as rejections, transfers, reopenings, and appointments.
How Can Your Immigration Lawyer Help Me?
Our immigration attorneys support and guide potential immigrants in their quest to become legal U.S. citizens in several ways, including:
Helping You Understand the Immigration Process and the Path to Citizenship
If you are trying to immigrate to the U.S. or facing deportation or other issues, our attorney can help you better understand your situation and examine the most promising avenues to take. The immigration process is undoubtedly complex, so if your options are not clearly explained, you may not realize the seriousness of your circumstances. This could fail to achieve the outcome you seek.
Ultimately, almost every immigrant wants to become a legal U.S. citizen. Our immigration lawyers thoroughly understand the process of obtaining U.S. citizenship and know which actions to take to make it happen.
We can help by breaking down the complex rules and laws involved in these cases one by one. Finally, our lawyer can help complete and submit the paperwork you need to move the citizenship process forward and ensure that we follow legal actions appropriately.
Assisting You With Employment
Immigrants often find it challenging to find work in the U.S. upon entry. Often, even those who obtain gainful employment struggle to make ends meet. Searching for a job is sometimes daunting for lifelong U.S. citizens, and it can be even more frustrating for immigrants who don’t have access to many resources.
Although our immigration attorney can’t ensure you get a job in the U.S., we can guide you by helping you find and apply for employment. We can also help you through the interview process and with human resources-related issues.
Protecting You as a Lawful Permanent Resident
You could jeopardize your citizenship if you don’t understand or adhere to immigration laws and policies. We can assist you as a permanent U.S. resident and ensure you know the law fully as it applies to you and your legal rights.
Consult With an Immigration Lawyer for Legal Assistance
Immigration laws and procedures can be complex and challenging to navigate. Fortunately, our attorneys handle various USCIS processes and can help you with filing any form, application, or petition.
Whether you’re just beginning your immigration journey or need help filing an appeal for an adverse decision, we urge you to call New Frontier Immigration Law today for a free strategic session.