The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent out a news alert to notify its stakeholders that some of the cases that are being processed at USCIS service centers will be transferred to a field office or to the National Benefits Center (NBC) in order to balance workload with processing capacity within the agency. USCIS notes that despite these changes, filing locations for these affected forms will remain the same.
The notice includes the chart below, which summarizes the processing 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|