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What do different I-526 case statuses mean?

My I-526 case status with USCIS is "Document Was Mailed" while everyone else in the same project with me has their status as "Case Was Received." What do the two case statuses mean? How are they different from each other? What should I do with mine?

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It may mean a request for evidence was mailed or an approval notice was mailed. If you do not receive anything in the mail within 30 days of the date in the online status, have your attorney contact USCIS.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    The two statuses mean just what they say. As with all individuals, the I-526 petition has been received for each investor and it would appear that something has been mailed to you; perhaps a Request for Evidence. This could be good news as there may be some progress on your case.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should have received a Receipt Notice from USCIS on Form I-797. This is the governing document. I am not sure where you received the other notice from. Was it via the internet answering your request for case status? Did you receive it by mail?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It appears you may be getting a notification soon, but I would not panic as some of these messages are often not accurate.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The case status system is not very accurate. "Document Was Mailed" could mean the I-526 receipt notice was mailed or it could mean that a Request for Evidence (RFE) was mailed. I also have seen it appear when the petition was approved and the "document" referred was the approval notice. There really is nothing for you to do unless and until you receive a notice in the mail, which notice should have instructions about what do to. If you or your attorney have not received anything in the mail within 30 days after the case status system reflects that something was mailed, you or your attorney should call the customer service number or should email the IPO with an inquiry.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    This status is usually when an adjudication officer mailed something to you or your counsel, normally a Request for Evidence. So, your counsel should keep an eye on their mail so that they could respond promptly. If you do not receive anything in the mail in the next 30 days, you should call USCIS and ask what was mailed and that you did not receive the mail to have them send to you again.

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