Amy Lane Carst


Articles written by Amy Lane Carst

What Does the USCIS Case Status “Case Was Received” Mean for My DACA Application?

Written by Amy Lane Carst

When you see the case status “Case Was Received” from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it means USCIS is acknowledging that it received your immigration application packet. This is just the start of USCIS processing your application. It hasn’t yet reviewed your application materials or determined your eligibility. Once you see this status, you’ll want to keep an eye on future status changes and respond to anything that requires your attention, such as a request for evidence. This article explains the “Case Received” USCIS status and what to do when your application is in this status.

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What Does the USCIS Case Status “Case Was Denied” Mean for My DACA Application?

Written by Amy Lane Carst

If you see “Case Was Denied” as your USCIS case status online, it means that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received and reviewed your DACA application and decided not to grant you DACA status. If USCIS denies your DACA renewal case, it will send you a denial notice explaining why. It can be disheartening to go through months of processing for DACA status only to have your case denied. If this happens, you may want to get legal advice about the next steps.

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What Does USCIS Case Status “Case Rejected” Mean for My DACA Application?

Written by Amy Lane Carst

The USCIS case status “Case Rejected” means that you didn’t file your DACA renewal paperwork correctly, so USCIS did not review your case. If USCIS rejects your case, it will return your original filing fee. To have your case reviewed, you’ll need to fix the issue that caused the rejection. Common issues that lead to rejection include filing the incorrect form version, paying an incorrect fee amount, and not signing a form.

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What Does the USCIS Case Status “Request for Additional Evidence Was Sent” Mean for My DACA Application?

Written by Amy Lane Carst

If you log in to your U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) account online and see the case status “Request for Additional Evidence Was Sent,” it means that USCIS needs more information from you to process your case and ensure you’re eligible for DACA status. USCIS will mail a Form I-797E: Notice of Action that outlines exactly what additional evidence is needed and why. The notice will also include a deadline for submitting the requested information. It’s important to submit the requested information before the deadline to ensure USCIS continues processing your application without too much delay.

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