Q: I received this approval notice. Please help
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.
1 user found this answer helpful
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.