Upgraded PACER accounts have usernames that are at least 8 characters. You may have upgraded your PACER account recently if you practice before another court that already has migrated to NextGen, such as the Ninth Circuit. If your username is 6 characters, you do not have an upgraded account. Go to https://www.pacer.gov and click on Manage My Account to upgrade your PACER account. You will see an “Upgrade” link if your account needs to be upgraded.