Filing for a green card is a process. You have to provide a lot of information with your original application. You may have to provide additional documents and go through an interview. Once you have completed the process, you may wonder what happens next.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains you can check your status by calling a contact center or looking online. But once there is a decision, you will get a written notice.
Notice of approval
If USCIS approves your green card application, you will get a notice advising you of it. The actual green card will come at a later date.
Notice of denial
If the USCIS does not approve your request, you will also get a written notice explaining why they denied your application. The notice will also advise you of your rights to appeal. It is not common for you to be able to appeal an adjustment of status denial, but in certain situations, you may have that option. The notice will tell you if you do have the right to appeal. If you cannot appeal, you may be able to file a motion to reopen your case for reconsideration. Information on your options will be in the notice, so make sure that you read it carefully or seek help if you do not understand what it says.
Since you will receive your final notice letting you know the decision USCIS makes in your case, it is essential to keep the agency updated on your current address. Remember to check the status of your case as well to ensure you receive the notice once they send it out.