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I'm wondering about Check Case Processing Times in each USCIS office in USA.
Why there are time differences to  take processing between each USCIS office in USA ?

 

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Field offices:

Because each office has different case loads and a different number of case workers who work at not exactly the same rate as every other office.

An office such as Philadelphia, which sees a lot I-485, I-751, and N-400 cases, will generally take longer than some small rural/suburban office without a lot of immigrants because there are less applications going through them.

 

Service Centers:

It depends on how they load balance the cases (which is a black box), how many people they have working on that form type at a given SC, etc.

For instance, I-129Fs for a fiance only go to CSC (except a small handful of transfers to VSC). Nearly all workers that handle I-129Fs are located at CSC.

For an I-130 for an immediate relative of a USC, there are a few different SCs so it gets divided among them.

While nothing official has been stated, I have heard that they tend not to send your case to a nearby service center to avoid the chance of somebody you know getting assigned the case.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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