CIS now has a form you can submit with your I800a or I600a applications. They will text &/or email you a notification of the status of your application. You will still continue to receive the usual written approval notices, but this helps you track receipt and progress. Best of all – there’s no fee! Fill out a completed G-1145 and clip to the first page of your application. For more information go to the CIS website under their Forms tab and open form G-1145.