USCIS Aims to Decrease Processing Times Based on Location for Applications for Naturalization and to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

July 10, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, theĀ Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

USA Map Travel PinsU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it will implement a “national strategy” to decrease differences in processing times based on location for the N-400 Application for Naturalization and I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

USCIS said this may mean scheduling applicants to appear for an interview at a field office outside of their normal jurisdictions. 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. However, the agency will still direct applicants to the “nearest application support center” to complete their biometrics appointments. “Applicants should follow the instructions on any notices they receive from USCIS,” the agency said.