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What does "review of your I-485 was completed"? Is a denial following this message or approval? Or could it go either way?

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I - 130 for my wife was approved couple of weeks ago and " Case status " on I - 485 has changed to the following - " the review of your I485 , APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS was completed . You will be notified of the decision by mail . " It's been almost a week and the status hasn't changed . My question is that what should I expect ? I mean has anyone seen an approval following this on line update ? ?

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You should get something in the mail soon. You're right to be concerned--that type of message more often than not means a denial. But not always. Just wait for the decision and then you'll be able to strategize about what to do next, if anything.


It could also be a request for additional evidence.

The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.


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You can expect some decision soon. It can go either way.


You should be receiving something in the mail soon.

Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


As an initial matter, you should keep in mind that the online case status system isn't perfect and doesn't always show case status updates that give you a complete view of what is happening with your case.

Although this message could indicate a denial, you should wait for the notice to arrive in the mail before you make any decisions. I know that it can be difficult to wait, but your notice should be arriving in the mail soon.

If the notice you receive is a denial or a request for evidence, you should schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer as quickly as possible to explore what your best options may be. Depending on your situation, you may have a limited amount of time to take action. Your immigration lawyer will need to review all of your immigration papers, including a complete copy of the documents you submitted to the government, so you may want to start collecting those documents now.

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