I-360 Application Approved: What’s Next?

In the complex world of immigration, obtaining positive results to advance the immigration process is crucial. Therefore, approval of the Form I-360 is important for those seeking security, stability and adjustment of status through the various immigration remedies available.

Get all the details on the steps to follow after form approval and some considerations to take into account from Jaskot Law. We will help you optimize and accelerate your application to get results quickly and effectively.

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    How long does it take the USCIS to approve the Form I-360?

    Before we dive into the steps after approval, let’s look at how long it might take the USCIS to make this decision. This varies depending on the complexity of the case and the workload of the office responsible for processing the petition, but it generally takes from several months to over a year to process an I-360 application.

    Some cases may be handled more expeditiously, especially those subject to an expedited process due to an emergency or exigent circumstance. For current timelines, you can visit the USCIS website or contact the team at Jaskot Law, our attorneys can help you.

    i360 approved, what's next? Obtaining permanent residence.
    The adjustment of status process does not end with the filing of Form I-360. The steps to be taken once you get their approval should be taken into account.

    Implications of Form I-797C for Adjustment of Status

    The Form I-797C, known as the “Notice of Action”, plays a crucial role in the immigration process. This notice is issued by the USCIS, informing applicants of the status of their case. In the adjustment of status process, this document provides the following information:

    1. Confirmation of action

    Receipt of Form I-797C confirms that USCIS received your application for adjustment of status. This is essential, as it acts as documentary proof that you initiated the process correctly.

    1. Details of the process

    The I-797C provides detailed case status information, including key dates, receipt number, and next steps. It is crucial that you carefully review this notice to understand the next steps in the adjustment of status process.

    1. Appointment scheduling

    In some cases, the I-797C may include details about future appointments, such as interviews or biometric visits. Being aware of these dates is essential to ensure timely participation in the process.

    1. Official communication

    The I-797C serves as the official communication from the USCIS. You should retain this notice, as it may be required at future stages of the immigration process.

    If you receive this form, but are having difficulty interpreting it or finding the information you need to know how to proceed, the team of specialized lawyers at Jaskot Law can guide you. Do not hesitate to contact them!

    I-360 application approved, what’s next under VAWA and SIJS?

    After receiving approval of the Form I-360, the main step is to continue with the process to become a permanent resident. This will vary depending on your current location, so you will need to follow one of the steps below:

    • Within the United States: If you are in the United States, you must prepare and file Form I-485, “Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.” Gather the documents to support your application and prepare for the interview and biometric data request.
    • Outside the United States: If you are outside the United States, you must go through Consular Processing at an Embassy or Consulate in your home country. Organize the necessary documents for the consular interview and schedule the interview.

    What’s next under VAWA?

    If you applied for adjustment of status through VAWA and you were approved for Form I-360, here are the essential steps to follow:

    1. Certification of good conduct of the aggressor
    In VAWA cases, it is required to obtain a certification of good conduct from the offender, which can be a vital component to support the application. This documentation may provide additional evidence of the relationship and the violence experienced.
    2. Evidence of family relationship and violence
    It is crucial to gather solid evidence of the family relationship and the violence suffered. This may include testimony, police reports, and any other evidence that supports the validity of the application under the Violence Against Women Act.
    3. Detailed personal letter from the applicant
    A specific component of the VAWA application is the submission of a detailed personal letter. This letter should clearly and completely describe the events of violence experienced, as well as the family relationship, strengthening the request.

    What’s next under SIJS?

    On the other hand, if you have applied for adjustment of status through special immigrant juvenile status, these are the essential steps to follow:

    1. Determination of the child’s status
    In the case of SIJS, it is imperative to show that the child has experienced abandonment, abuse or neglect. Obtaining a determination of the child’s improvement from a family court is essential to support the application.
    2. Obtaining the court order
    For the SIJS Visa, it is necessary to obtain a court order declaring the child’s dependency on the court due to abandonment, abuse or neglect. This order is essential to demonstrate eligibility for immigration status.
    3. Consent of the State or competent entity
    In some cases, it may be necessary to obtain the consent of the state or the appropriate entity in order for the child to adjust status under SIJS. This additional step strengthens the legal basis of the application.

    This process can be overwhelming and stressful for any applicant, especially considering that each process can have its own unique steps. Don’t worry, the Jaskot Law team will provide you with the guidance you need to do it with peace of mind.

    Don't know what's next after you're approved for i-360? Jaskot Law tells you the steps to follow if you applied for VAWA or SIJS.

    Effective strategies to accelerate approval

    While immigration processes are lengthy and complex, applicants can take certain actions to expedite their experiences. Here are some useful strategies:

    • Documentary organization

    Meticulous organization of your documents is essential. Present a clear, neat binder containing all required evidence and documents, and label each section clearly to facilitate efficient review.

    • Narrative clarity

    When writing your narrative, be clear and concise. Describe in detail the events related to the violence you experienced or the situation you are going through. Avoid ambiguities and provide specific dates, places, and circumstances.

    • Presentation of additional evidence

    Accompany your application with additional evidence to strengthen your case. This may include medical reports, photos, or any other documents that support the veracity of your experience. The more evidence you have to support your application, the stronger your case with USCIS will be.

    • Meeting deadlines

    Make sure you meet all the deadlines set by USCIS. Timeliness in submitting your application and in responding to any requests for additional information is crucial, as it demonstrates your commitment to the process.

    • Active participation in training sessions

    Participating in trainings and information sessions on VAWA or SIJS status can strengthen your understanding of the processes and help you better prepare. Community organizations and support centers often offer these sessions.

    • Community support networks

    Seeking support in your community can be valuable. Participate in support groups and share experiences with people who have gone through similar processes. These networks can provide practical advice, emotional guidance, and additional resources that may benefit your case.


    In conclusion, the USCIS Form I-360 is an essential component in the path to adjustment of status. However, understanding what follows after approval to comply with each step and requirement of the process is critical.

    To ensure a successful application, in this article, we provide you with a detailed guide that will serve as a comprehensive resource during your immigration process. It is normal that you have doubts after reading it, so do not hesitate to contact the specialized team at Jaskot Law.



    Form I-797C, known as “Notice of Action”.

    Form I-485, “Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status”.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    After approval of Form I-360, can I work legally in the United States?

    Yes, with the approval of Form I-360, you may be eligible to obtain a work permit while awaiting adjustment of status. You must file a separate application for a work permit.

    Is an interview mandatory after approval of the Form I-360?

    Yes, you may be required to attend an interview with a USCIS officer after approval of the Form I-360. Proper preparation and carrying all original documents is crucial.

    After approval of Form I-360, can I travel outside the United States?

    Before traveling outside the U.S., you must obtain a special travel permit (Advance Parole). Traveling without this permission may negatively affect your adjustment of status process.