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Hi I am in a confusing situation My I-612 was approved by the USCIS initially (application for J1 waiver based on hardship). A few days later I got an approval notice. Then again a few days later I got a mail to submit additional documentation for I-612
and submit DS3035. I am in the process of adjusting status to green card and my Eb1a is approved . Can I use I612 approval notice for the change of status? Online information is still displayed as 'case approved by' USCIS for form 612. Can I go ahead with
green card processing? Thanks Raghavendra Rao
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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As for I612, they asked for a set of documents I already submitted - like proof of caste and documentation for discrimination. I submitted clear evidence for these.
I have not submitted the DS 3035 yet as I just got the letter from USCIS.
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QUESTION: Can I go ahead with green card processing?
ANSWER: This is a strange case. Since you have an approval, I don't see why you would not be able to file for the adjustment right now. It sounds like a mistake anyway.
But just in case, you should still submit the documentation. It does not matter that it still says it is approved online. Sometimes that is not updated immediately. You need to submit what they ask for, in order to safely move forward.
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