Re-entry Permit Receipt Status Check

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If you have not yet applied for a reentry permit, you may file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document at USCIS. You should file this application well in advance of your planned trip. Filing instructions and forms are available on the Web site at

How can I check my status?

  1. Check your “Application/Petition/Request Number”. If you applied for a reentry permit and completed biometrics at a designated Application Support Center (ASC), you will receive the I-797C Notice of Action with a biometrics processing stamp. You will find the number at the top-right of the notice. You can check status of I-131 application on the USCIS website.
  2. Find your “Application/Petition/Request Number” in the list below. If you find your number on the list, that means the U.S. Embassy in London has received your re-entry permit. Please schedule an appointment and come to the Embassy on Thursday afternoon *(excluding Embassy holidays and no-service days), between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up your Re-entry Permit. Bring the following items:
    • Appointment letter
    • Your I-797C, Notice of Action
    • Your passport
    • Green Card, if applicable

If you do not find your number in the list, please check this webpage again later. We will update the list as soon as we receive Reentry Permits from the USCIS

How to schedule an appointment

Please contact the Immigrant Visa Branch of the U.S. Embassy, London using their dedicated contact form.
Please note:

  • If your family will be coming to pick up the Re-entry Permit on your behalf, they will need to bring a letter of permission from you and their valid photo ID, in addition to the above items.
  • *Under the COVID-19 situation:  Pick up day and time may subject to change. Please check the email notice you will receive with the designated date and time.

List of Petition Receipt Number

This list was last updated: November 15, 2022 at 14:00 UTC.

Petitions are listed in numerical order by the last 5 digits of your receipt number.
See the top-right of your I-797C for your Application or Petition/Request Number.