Workload Transfer from Service Centers to Field
Operations


*USCIS wants to notify customers and stakeholders that some
work that USCIS performs at the four USCIS service centers
(Vermont, Nebraska, Texas and California) will be transferred to
a Field Office or the National Benefits Center (NBC) in order to
balance the overall workload with processing capacity. The chart
below summarizes these changes.































Form Type Effective Date Previous Location New Location
*I-90, Application to
Replace Permanent Resident Card
Aug. 15, 2012* Nebraska Service Center (NSC) National Benefits Center (NBC)
Stand-Alone Immediate
Relative (IR) I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
Aug. 15, 2012* all USCIS service centers *Field Office with jurisdiction over the petitioner’s
place of residence.

Interview-Waivable
Family-Based I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence
or Adjust Status


Aug. 1, 2012 California Service Center (CSC) National Benefits Center

Effective Date of Changes


USCIS is implementing these changes using a
“date-forward” approach, meaning that any work we
received before the effective date indicated above will be
completed by the previous location. Work we receive on or after
the effective date will be completed by the new location.


Effect on Customers


As a result of these changes, customers may receive transfer
notices, requests for evidence (RFE) notices, notices of
decision, or other correspondence from a different USCIS
location.


Stand-Alone Immediate Relative I-130s will be transferred from
the Service Center to the National Benefits Center (NBC), and
then routed to the appropriate Field Office.* Customers will
receive a notice indicating the case was transferred to the NBC,
but that notice will not indicate the final local Field Office
location.


Filing Location


The filing location for these forms will not
change. Please continue to file the forms at the address noted on
the Form instructions and on "http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD">
the Forms website
*on uscis.gov.


Case Inquiries


You may inquire about the status of your case online, by
calling the "http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=943696981298d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=ddce0b89284a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD">
National Customer Service Center
, or making an "http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=f183bd85ef149210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=f183bd85ef149210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD">
InfoPass
*appointment. Please visit the usics.gov "http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=ddce0b89284a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=ddce0b89284a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD">
Contact Us
*page for more information.


Forms Glossary


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Stand-Alone Immediate Relative (IR) I-130, Petition for
Alien Relative


A stand-alone I-130 is filed on its own and is not filed
concurrently with any other application (such as with an I-485).
An immediate relative I-130 petition is one that is filed by U.S.
citizens for a spouse, a child under age 21, or a parent (if the
petitioner is 21 years old or older).


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Interview-Waivable Family-Based I-485, Application to
Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status


Interview Waivable cases are family-based I-485s which USCIS has
determined can be adjudicated without an interview. In the past,
the NBC completed pre-processing of these cases and then
transferred them to the California Service Center for
adjudication. On Aug. 1, 2012, the NBC started to retain these
cases for adjudication.










Last updated:09/28/2012