SCIS recently began transferring some casework within the service centers to balance workload processing capacity. The affected casework includes the following forms:
|USCIS Form||Transfer of Workload|
|I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)||Vermont Service Center (VSC) to Texas Service Center (TSC)|
|I-130, Petition for Alien Relative (F2A category for spouses and children of permanent residents)||VSC to Nebraska Service Center (NSC)|
|I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (with accompanying Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization)||VSC to NSC|
|I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence||VSC to California Service Center (CSC)|
Effect on Customers
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. You should reference your original receipt number and indicate your case was transferred to a new location when making any case status inquiries.
If you have filed one of the affected form types and you receive a request for evidence or any other type of communication from USCIS, please read the notice carefully to ensure that you respond to the same service center that sent you the notice.
Redirecting Form I-129F
Starting the week of July 29, 2013, USCIS began redirecting all newly filed Forms I-129F from the VSC to the TSC. The receipt notice will bear a TSC receipt number beginning with “SRC”. The case will be processed by the TSC. The CSC will continue receiving Forms I-129F.