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Sticky for DCF ending on August 14th?

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http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=2b2a3e70369ff210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=68439c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

I saw this announcement from USCIS but don't see it anywhere on DCF forum. As it affects DCF filing, can someone put a sticky note up?

From my reading of this, it will not longer be possible to file I-130 with the local embassy (subject to USC residency requirements of the foreign country) but the petition will either have to be sent to USCIS office with jurisdiction over that country or be sent to the lockbox (Chicago I believe). USCIS overseas would then send the approved petition


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We had several DCF threads about this when it first was published, but not recently. I agree a sticky would be a good thing.

From my reading, you can still file DCF after August 15th, but ONLY if your country of residence has a USCIS office (list of such offices here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=1ac900c262197210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=1ac900c262197210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD); if there is no USCIS office, the US Citizen has to send the petition to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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We had several DCF threads about this when it first was published, but not recently. I agree a sticky would be a good thing.

From my reading, you can still file DCF after August 15th, but ONLY if your country of residence has a USCIS office (list of such offices here: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=1ac900c262197210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=1ac900c262197210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD); if there is no USCIS office, the US Citizen has to send the petition to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox.

That's the way I read it. It appears the USCIS is centralizing more and more of the processing. Depending on the workload at one office, cases may be transferred to other offices to increase efficiency before being sent to, or in this case, returned to the local office.

Petitioners residing in a country with a USCIS office have the option of sending their I-130 forms to the Chicago Lockbox, or they may file their Forms I-130 at the international USCIS office having jurisdiction over the area where they live.

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