USCIS Transfers Workload from the Vermont Service Center to the California Service Center

USCIS has issued an alert on workload transfer from the Vermont Service Center (VSC) to the California Service Center (CSC) to balance workloads and decrease processing times. The CSC will now be processing some:

  • Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, for petitioners requesting L-1 Intracompany Transferee nonimmigrant classification;
  • Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, for the L-2 nonimmigrant classification; and
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, for L-2 nonimmigrants applying for employment authorization.

If USCIS transfers your case, they will send you a transfer notice. The original receipt number will not change and the transfer will not delay the processing of your case. USCIS asks that you allow two weeks from the date of the notice before referring to the webpage for CSC processing times for your petition. The filing location and instructions for the previously mentioned forms have not changed.

For more information and to read the alert, click here.

Rachel is an intern for the firm and is not a practicing attorney.

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