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My wife filed I130 for her brother in February 2013 and his case was issued to California Service Center. Not sure why, but anyway...

As everybody probably knows, the California has the longest processing times of all. Currently they are processing F4s from April 2011 while in the Texas they are processing July 2014.

We have been starting to think if it would be possible to request his case to be moved to Texas. Even if he would be put at the back of the line, it would still save about 3-4 years of initial processing time, I guess. Is this something one can do and USCIS can/will approve if you request it or would it be just wasting time and breath?

Are there anybody in here who have successfully done it? If so, what was the process? Were you able to keep your priority date or do you have to go to the back of the line?

Thanks already in advance for any help and ideas. :thumbs:

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No. USCIS transfers case work to suit them selves.


02 Aug 2012 -- Met online

23 Feb 2013 -- Relations began (L)

19 May 2014 -- Visited! :luv:

26 Jun 2014 -- Engaged :dancing:

15 Oct 2014 -- I-129F package finished and mailed to Dallas

17 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 (email) TSC

22 Oct 2014 -- ARN updated

13 May 2015 -- NOA2 (email) :dancing:

19 May 2015 -- NOA2 Hardcopy

4 June 2015 -- NVC received (I think lol) Case number assigned.

11th June 2015 -- NVC sent to Bridgetown

16th June 2015 -- Bridgetown received

17th June 2015 - PCKT3 received
30th June 2015 - PCKT4 received

9th July 2015 - Medical (too many needles :/ )

21st July 2015 - Interview date :goofy:

10th August 2015 - Approved

12th August 2015 - Issued

13th August 2015 - Visa in hand via DHL

24th August 2015 - US arrival (POE MIA)


I am the beneficiary

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Yeah, wasn't expecting much...

California center has gotten a bit better in these 2+ years we've been following it, but might be time for them to do some reallocation of cases once again.

Oh well...

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