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USCIS Transfers Some Casework Within and Among Service Centers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began transferring some casework within and among service centers "to balance workload processing capacity." The affected casework includes, among others, the I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (with accompanying Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization); I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence; I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (F2A category for spouses and children of permanent residents); and I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e).

USCIS will send a notice to those whose cases were transferred listing the transfer date and where the case will be processed. The original receipt number will not change. When making any case status inquiries, affected persons should reference the original receipt number and indicate that the case was transferred to a new location.

USCIS noted, "If you have filed one of the affected form types and you receive a request for evidence or any other type of communication from USCIS, please read the notice carefully to ensure that you respond to the same service center that sent you the notice."

Also, starting the week of July 29, 2013, USCIS began redirecting all newly filed I-129F forms from the Vermont Service Center to the Texas Service Center (TSC). The receipt notices will bear a TSC receipt number beginning with "SRC." These cases will be processed by the TSC. The California Service Center will continue receiving I-129F forms.


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