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USCIS will transfer some green card and naturalization cases to field offices

  1. Date Announced

    June 17, 2019

    USCIS will transfer some green card and naturalization (Form I-485 and Form N-400) cases to agency field offices with fewer cases in order to decrease differences in processing times based on location. Applicants may receive an interview appointment notice or other types of notices (such as a Request for Evidence) from a field office outside of their normal jurisdiction, requiring travel to more distant locations. These caseload changes will not affect where applicants attend their biometrics appointments. [ID #646]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 17, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Prior Policies


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