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Requesting Further Action on Your Approved USCIS Application

Understanding the purpose and procedure of applying for further action on approved immigration applications or petitions is important for applicants seeking to advance their immigration process or monitor the status of existing applications. The Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, serves as a tool for those who have obtained approval for specific immigration requests but need additional action from USCIS. This process acts as a bridge between the approval of an immigration petition or application and the subsequent steps necessary to proceed.

The primary purpose of this application is to request USCIS to take action on an already approved application or petition. This may include actions such as generating a duplicate approval notice, sending documents related to the approved application or petition to a different address, or notifying a consulate or embassy of the approval so that further processing, such as visa issuance, can occur. In cases where an applicant intends to undergo consular processing abroad following the approval of their immigration application or petition, this application may be necessary to inform the appropriate consulate or embassy of the approval.

To apply, applicants need to complete the application carefully, ensuring that all of the information is accurate, and then submit the application to USCIS along with the required supporting documentation and applicable fees. The specific filing process can vary based on each applicant’s circumstances and the type of application or petition being utilized.  Applicants also need to keep in mind to send it in a timely manner to avoid delays or complications in further processing. USCIS recommends filing the form as soon as the need for further action arises.

Understanding the various situations that necessitate additional steps or documentation is important to your immigration journey. Due to the complexities of your immigration case, you may want to consult an immigration attorney. The attorneys at Tanner Law Offices can assist you with your case process or need more information. Please contact our office at (717) 731-8114to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.