Notice from USCIS Regarding Delays at Service Centers.
Note to TN Professionals Extending TN Status through the Vermont Service Center:
“Due to an unusually large volume of receipts at the Service Centers during the first week of April, it is taking longer than expected to enter cases into the system. Depending on the type of case and service requested, it may take an additional 2 to 3 days for customers to receive their receipt notices in the mail. Per existing policies and procedures, requests for Premium Processing Service will continue to be processed within 15 days. USCIS wishes to assure all customers that the original received date will be honored and recorded on the receipt notice. This date will appear in the "Received Date" box on Form I-797, Notice of Action. The received date is different from the "Notice Date", which also appears on Form I-797. The Notice Date is the date the receipt notice was actually generated. USCIS has taken appropriate measures to address this situation and expects to be current with its receipting by mid-May.”
-- USCIS Notice, available at http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/index.htm (last visited May 3, 2006).