USCIS recently began transferring some Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, cases filed by lawful permanent residents for their eligible family members from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center.
If your case was transferred, USCIS will send you a notice listing the transfer date and where your case will be processed. Your original receipt number will not change and this will not delay the processing of your cases except for the additional time needed to transfer the file.
Effective, USCIS will transfer the adjudication of some cases to balance the overall workload. The affected cases include those filed with the following forms:
- I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
- I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
- I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (employment and asylum-based only)
- I-821D/I-765, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals/ Application for Employment Authorization (initial and renewal requests)
To learn more, visit USCIS website at: http://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/workload-transfer-within-service-center-operations