Boca Raton, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: What does USCIS mean by "your benefit request has been accepted and is under review"?

My husband filed an i130 petition for me. On the myUSCIS account we keep on seeing the phrase "your benefit request has been accepted and is under review" and the only thing changing is the date they update the page. Does that phrase mean that our file is resting in a drawer or that someone is actively working on it? We got the California service center and an IOE number.

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Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL

A: It is a receipt indicating that you are in cue.

Ileana M Rivera
Ileana M Rivera
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: It most likely means that USCIS received your petition and payment was accepted. You then wait for your petition to get through the backlog of petitions that are pending before yours is adjudicated.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: You don’t say when you filed the petition, or what your husband’s status is, but currently the California Service Center is currently adjudicating petitions filed by LPRs for their spouses that were filed prior to July 5, 2018. Petitions in that category are not currently being actively processed but will be in the order in which they were received.

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