My interview was scheduled for a 40 days ago. Five days before the interview, I got a call that it was canceled. On the that that it was scheduled for, I received a case status update email stating that my case status had been updated to DECISION. What does it mean? They will not reschedule an interview?:
We will notify you by mail if the appointment is rescheduled, a decision is made, or if we need something from you.
During this step the formal decision (approved/denied) is written and the decision notice is mailed and/or emailed to the applicant/petitioner. You can use our current processing time to gauge when you can expect to receive a final decision.
You conveniently forgot to tell us what type of case/application/petition it was that was filed.
All depends on what type of case you filed and if it's one of those that can be approved without necessitating an interview or if interview can be waived on it, at USCIS's sole discretion.
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First, the descriptions in the online case status update are not always accurate as a responsible officer might picked the wrong option (So, take with a grain of salt). It's possible that your case is just waiting for another interview to be scheduled. Second, USCIS could make a final decision without an interview if they believe the interview is not needed. This could be positive (i.e., approval) or negative (i.e., denial). Without knowing the details of your case, it is impossible for us to guesstimate.
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It is hard to determibe with these details. It might be that no interview is needed
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