How To Create a USCIS Online Account
July 18, 2024

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Welcome to the Law Offices of Sabrina Li, where we provide comprehensive and professional guidance tailored to your immigration needs. We understand the importance of staying informed and connected, which is why we offer detailed assistance in setting up and managing your USCIS online account. Here is how you can do it step by step:  

Step 1: Go to the USCIS Website

Click on “Sign In” at the top right corner of the website, then click “Create Account.”

Step 2: Enter Your Email Address and Click “Submit”

Enter the email address that you want to receive USCIS communication from and click “Submit.”  

Step 3: Confirm Your Account

A confirmation message from the USCIS will be sent to the email entered above. Click the link in this message, which will redirect you back to the USCIS website to continue creating your account. If you are not seeing the confirmation message, check your spam folder or click “Didn’t receive confirmation instructions?”  

Step 4: Review Terms of Use

Review USCIS’s terms and click “I Agree.”

Step 5: Create a password and click “Submit”

Create a password that is: at least eight characters long, has at least one upper case letter, at least one lower case letter, and at least one special character. Then, confirm your password and click “Submit.”  

Step 6: Choose Your Preferred Method of Receiving a Verification Code

Choose if you would like to receive the verification code through email or text message then click “Submit.”  

Step 7: Enter This Verification Code and Click “Submit”

Enter this code under “Secure one-time password” and click “Submit.”

Step 8: Two-Step Verification Backup Code

After creating a USCIS account, you will receive a two-step verification backup code. Keep this code in a safe place and click “Proceed.”

Step 9: Select Password Reset Questions and Answers

Choose five password reset questions and type the answers to each question in the space provided and click “Submit.”  

Step 10: Welcome to Your USCIS Online Account

Choose the USCIS service you need.  

Step 11: Under “Account Type” select “I am an applicant, petitioner, or requestor”

After you have selected the “Account Type,” click “Submit.”  

Step 12: Managing Your Case Online

Your USCIS account can be used to check the status of your case and receive details on decisions USCIS has made on your case.  

Please note that you can add paper-filed cases to your account. Click on “My Account” and then click on “Add a case to your account” from the dropdown menu. Type your receipt number and select "Add case."

At the Law Offices of Sabrina Li, we are not just a law firm; we are your partner in navigating the complexities of immigration. We are committed to supporting you throughout your immigration journey. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions along the way, please do not hesitate to call us at (213) 375-8096. Your American dream is our commitment. We look forward to assisting you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and informed path towards achieving your goals.  

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