Immigration applicants who have a pending affirmative asylum application with USCIS can now check status online at uscis.gov/casestatus. Only asylum applicants with an application pending with USCIS will be able to use this feature to check case status online. This means that the online status covers only affirmative asylum applications pending before the USCIS; it does not cover defensive asylum applications pending in immigration court.
The new capability assures applicants they have the most up-to-date and accurate information. Even so, all immigration applicants are still required to maintain a current physical and mailing address with the USCIS, regardless of this new online feature.