Received i-485 notification email after filing i-865


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I and my wife are on GC and moved recently. I filed the form i-865 as I was the sponsor for my wife's GC. I received form i-797 after a few days of filing i-865, confirming receipt of the i-865 address change. However, after a few days, I received two automated emails from USCIS, similar to what you get at the time your 1-485 is filed. One was for 'Application Type' i-485, and the other for i-131, with "Your Case Status" as Initial Review. I called the 800 number and was transferred to a level 2 support agent, who I felt didn't sound like he completely understood my situation. He asked me if I had already received my GC and then told me to ignore the emails and that they were probably just sent mistakenly.

Additionally, after the call I noticed that the SRC number in the i-485 email was the same as in my original i-485 email notification that I had received when we got our 485 approved a couple of years back. And when I look up that case number online, it shows in 'Initial Review', whereas, it would have been completed long back when we received our GC. I'm also concerned with this email as it also refers to my recent address change with the correct date and then talks about i-485 and i-131. Please note that we DO NOT have any pending applications. You valuable help and advise is highly appreciated! Please tell me if there is anything I need to worry about or take any action. Here is the full text of the email I received recently for i-485. I also received a similar one for i-131.


The last processing action taken on your case

Receipt Number: SRCXXXXXXXXX


Your Case Status: Initial Review

On September XX, 2013, your address was changed relating to the I485, APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS that you filed. Please check our website at for further updates on your case. Please wait until the end of normal processing time before calling customer service at 1-800-375-5283 for live assistance.

During this step, USCIS initiates the background checks of the applicant/petitioner and identifies issues that may need to be addressed either during an interview or by asking the applicant/petitioner to submit additional information or documentation. USCIS reviews the applicant's/petitioner's criminal history, determines if there are national security concerns that need to be addressed, and reviews the application/petition for fraud indicators.

If you have filed an I-485, I-589, I-751, N-400, I-90, I-821, I-131 or I-765, you can expect to receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints and/or photographs taken. The timing of your appointment is determined by the number of applicants ahead of you that also need a biometric appointment. We try to schedule biometric appointments as quickly as possible and in most cases you will receive your appointment notice within 30 days of submitting your application. We will send your appointment notice approximately 14 days ahead of your scheduled appointment. It is important that you keep this appointment. If absolutely necessary, you can request that your appointment be rescheduled however, please be aware that rescheduling may delay the processing of your application. Please follow the instructions on your appointment notice if you need to reschedule. Occasionally, you may receive an appointment notice to appear at an Application Support Center to have your fingerprints taken when you have filed a form other than those listed above. In these situations, you may receive your appointment notice more than 30 days after submitting your application or petition.

If you have questions or concerns about your application or the case status results

listed above, or if you have not received a decision from USCIS within the current

processing time listed*, please contact USCIS Customer Service at (800) 375-5283.

*Current processing times can be found on the USCIS website at under Check Processing Times.

*** Please do not respond to this e-mail message.


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

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