Workload Transfer from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began transferring some extension of stay casework from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center to balance workloads. The affected casework includes the following form:

Nonimmigrant Visas: 

USCIS Transitions the Intake Function from the Service Centers to its Lockbox Network for Several Benefit Requests

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will be transitioning the intake function of several more forms from the Service Centers to its Lockbox network. By centralizing form and fee intake to a Lockbox environment, USCIS will improve consistency and integrity in the intake process.

The forms scheduled for the transition:

VSC Updates – 09/08/09

H-1B cases subject to the FY2010 cap  -  About 4,000 cases are awaiting RFE responses. In addition about 5,000 cases are pending. VSC has completed about 34,800 FY10 cap cases.  The center (VSC) is right now receiving between 1,200 and 1,600 cap cases a month.

Procedure for requesting a refund of the $1,000 Premium Processing fee  - VSC follows these procedures:

1. As soon as the refund requests are received it is processed.

2. VSC will accept a request in writing.

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Update to Filing Location for Form I-918 and Form I-485 for Applicants Filing Based on U Nonimmigrant Status

Starting June 29, 2020, petitioners residing in certain states must file the following forms at the Nebraska Service Center, instead of the Vermont Service Center:

Green Card: 
Nonimmigrant Visas: 
Immigration Law : 


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