USCIS Confirms Receipt Notice Errors, Working To Fix Issue

June 5, 2020

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed that its systems may have issued subject receipt notices (Form I-797) with errors.

What happened?

These USCIS errors indicated the name of the company signatory on the I-797 form rather than the company itself.

Since the middle of May, USCIS says it is taking action on impacted cases and it is working to correct the issue. USCIS will provide detailed instructions should the petitioning employer require an updated receipt notice.

How Are Envoy and GIA Responding?

Envoy and GIA are actively monitoring these developments and are working with clients who may have been impacted by USCIS errors. If the approval notice for your case has this error, GIA will submit a request to USCIS to issue a corrected notice.

What do I need to do next?

If the approval notice for your case has this error, GIA will submit a request to USCIS to issue a corrected notice and alert you when we have received the corrected notice. Because this a widespread problem, it may take time for USCIS to issue the corrected notice.


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ian Love, who is a Managing Attorney at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.

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