Checking Case Status

To check your case status with the Immigration Court you can…

Call 1-800-898-7180

  1. After the initial message, press 1 for instructions in English or just wait to hear the instructions in Spanish.
  2. You will be asked to enter your A number. Your A number is the nine digit number following the letter “A” that should be on all the paperwork you received from Immigration. Just enter the numbers, not the letter A.
  3. You will then be asked to confirm the number you entered. The automated phone system will then spell out your name and ask that you confirm that it is your name.
It is common to hear a message that your name does not match a record in the system. This means your case is not yet in the Immigration Court system and you do not have a hearing scheduled yet. You should call this number frequently to check on the status of your case.

After you confirm your name, you can select the following options:
  • Press 1 for information on your next hearing date. You will be given information on the date and time of your next hearing as well as the type of hearing and the name of the judge assigned to your case. You will also be given the address for the Immigration Court where your hearing is scheduled.
  • Press 2 for case processing information. This will give you information about how many days have passed since your asylum application was received (also known as “the clock”) if you have already applied for asylum. You can apply for a work permit based on your asylum application once 150 days have passed on the clock.
  • Press 3 for decision information related to your case. You will be informed that your case is pending or if there has been a decision in your case.
  • Press 4 for case appeal information related to your case. If you do not have an appeal pending, you will be told that there is no
    information on an appeal.

Go online

Applicants with a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check the status of their applications online at Only asylum applicants with an application pending with USCIS will be able to use this new feature to check their case status online. It will not cover defensive asylum applicants whose cases are pending in immigration court.