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What does "recommended for approval" on the AOS mean?

I received a "recommended for approval" on my EB-5 adjustment of status about three weeks ago, but I have not seen any update on the USCIS case status. Should I be worried about that? Will USCIS change the decision? What should I do now?

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    That sounds like things are moving in the right direction! USCIS is slow. Very slow at times. If 30 days pass, submit an inquiry.

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    Karen-Lee Pollak

    Immigration Attorney
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    It means that they will approve your green card. You should receive a formal approval notice in 30 days.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is common that the online case status do not follow in lockstep with the mailed notices. It is not unusual that written notices are mailed out before a case is updated for online viewing and in particular, a time interval of three weeks between online update and mailed notices is not unusual. In essence, the online status will soon be available for viewing to complement the mailed notice.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    "Recommended for approval" usually means that the adjudicator has completed his or review of the application and is waiting for supervisor concurrence, background security check, or other clearance in order to proceed with the final approval. If you do not receive your welcome notice (I-485 approval notice) within 60 days, you should call the USCIS customer service number (1-800-375-5283) or have your attorney inquire for you, in order to open a service request on the status of your application.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    There should be no need for worry at this time. The next step would be for the U.S. consulate in your country to contact you for a visa interview.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    "Recommended for approval" means just that; apparently they have not updated the system to show that your application for adjustment of status on Form I-485 has been approved, which would be necessary for you to become a conditional permanent resident in the United States. Without knowing more, I would not have any reason to believe that USCIS would change their decision. You should wait a reasonable period of time and if that does not work, you can make an inquiry to determine the status of your I-485 application.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Most likely the permanent resident card will come next; keep monitoring the case status.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would say you should buy some champagne and put it on ice. If you are Chinese, there may be a quota issue, but if not, my guess is you are likely to get an approval in the mail soon.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    A reentry permit will most likely be granted up to the period of validity of the extension granted while the I-829 is pending. It is unlikely that a reentry permit will be granted for the full two year period a reentry permit is generally valid.

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