Kassandra Kuehl


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What Does the USCIS Case Status “Case Was Received” Mean for My Form I-539 Application?

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

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 I-539 application. This is just the start of USCIS processing your case. The agency 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 USCIS Case Status “Case Denied” Mean for My Work Permit?

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

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 Form I-765 application and decided not to grant you a work permit. If USCIS denies your work permit case, it will send you a denial notice explaining why. It can be disheartening to go through months of processing for employment authorization only to have your case denied. If this happens, you may want to get legal advice about the next steps. If you decide to appeal your case, we can connect you with an independent attorney through our Ask an Attorney program.

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What Does the USCIS Case Status “Case Was Denied” Mean for My Form I-539 Application?

Written by Kassandra Kuehl

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 Form I-539 application and decided not to grant you a change or extension of your nonimmigration status. If USCIS denies your Form I-539 case, it will send you a denial notice explaining why. It can be disheartening to go through months of processing for a change or extension of your nonimmigrant status only to have your case denied. If this happens, you may want to get legal advice about the next steps. If you decide to appeal your case, we can connect you with an independent attorney through our Ask an Attorney program.

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