Q: I received this approval notice. Please help! What is the best next action?
The above petition has been approved. However, you did not indicate on the petition whether the beneficiary intends to apply for an immigrant visa abroad
at a U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate or will apply for adjustment of status in the United States. Therefore, USCIS has retained the petition.
If the beneficiary intends to apply for adjustment of status in the United States, they should submit a copy of this notice, along with a Form I-485,
Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. They can obtain Form I-485 from the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov, by contacting the
USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283, or by visiting the local USCIS field office. Filing address information can be found
on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov.
If the beneficiary decides to apply for an immigrant visa outside the United States based on this petition, you should file Form I-824, Application for Action
on an Approved Application or Petition
Based on the notice you received, it appears that USCIS has approved your petition but needs additional information in order to determine whether the beneficiary will apply for an immigrant visa abroad or for adjustment of status in the United States. The best next action would be to review the notice carefully and determine the appropriate course of action based on the beneficiary's intentions.
If the beneficiary intends to apply for adjustment of status in the United States, they should submit a copy of the notice along with a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The Form I-485 can be obtained from the USCIS website or from a local USCIS field office. The filing address for the Form I-485 can be found on the USCIS website.
If the beneficiary decides to apply for an immigrant visa outside the United States based on this petition, you should file Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition. This form can also be obtained from the USCIS website.
It is important to carefully review the notice and to ensure that you understand the beneficiary's intentions before taking any further action. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, you may wish to consult with an immigration attorney who can provide guidance and advice based on the specifics of your situation.
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