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I am a USC and my brothers I-130 is in California service center which had one of the longest wait times for usc filing for a brother or sister. Can I request it be transferred to another service center such as Nebraska or any other service center with shorter wait times ?

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No. It is where it is. Besides, it will take at least 14 years for his visa to become available so doesn't matter where his petition is. 


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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Well if that was possible everyone would move their case around to whatever was fastest. 

 

You can move state state to get it transferred;-)


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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LOL...absolutely NO.  If it were possible, everyone would do it and then the fastest service center would be overwhelmed and become the slowest one!


Removal of Conditions

12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

12/30/2018  ROC package arrived & ready for pickup at Dallas PO Box at 7pm.

12/31/2018  USCIS received date

01/03/2019  Credit card transaction alert received at 7:10am authorizing charge of $680 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

01/29/2019  Filed an online e-request due to no I-797 receipt mailed to date.  Received automated email to expect a reply by Feb. 20.

01/30/2019  E-request response received.  They will send a duplicate receipt and we should receive it within 30 days.

02/04/2019  Informed delivery show an incoming letter form USCIS.  Won't know if it is a copy or original extension letter as we are out of country for about another 2 weeks and mail is on hold until then.

02/19/2019  USPS delivered our "hold mail" today.  Received an original 18 month extension letter.   Notice date is 01/30/2019.

04/13/2019  Checked case status online.  Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview as of 04/04/2019

 

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Guys thanks for the response, but the processing time for I-130 for a sibling is showing 93 months where as Other service center is showing 10 months. Such a discrepancy. Also when I filed I-130 for my parents it went to Nebraska service center- I am confused why my sibling application went to the California service center. Any thoughts ?

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8 minutes ago, sharon1611 said:

Guys thanks for the response, but the processing time for I-130 for a sibling is showing 93 months where as Other service center is showing 10 months. Such a discrepancy. Also when I filed I-130 for my parents it went to Nebraska service center- I am confused why my sibling application went to the California service center. Any thoughts ?

Which center is showing Sibling petition processing time of 10 months??


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

You do realize that it is currently about 180 months for a siblings priority date to come current.   Which is when the petition needs to be approved by

Thanks for your reply- I a a little confused. So even if the petition took 93-120 months to be approved my brothers priority date Would still be intact ? I’m mean to ask so it doesn’t really matter if his petition went to a service center with shorter processing times since even if the I-130 got worked faster it wouldn’t be of any use since the priority date time would dictate when a visa would become available ?

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Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, sharon1611 said:

Thanks for your reply- I a a little confused. So even if the petition took 93-120 months to be approved my brothers priority date Would still be intact ? I’m mean to ask so it doesn’t really matter if his petition went to a service center with shorter processing times since even if the I-130 got worked faster it wouldn’t be of any use since the priority date time would dictate when a visa would become available ?

Priority date was established the day it was received by the Uscis.  It doesn't change and has nothing to do with when the petition is approved.  Whenever it is approved it moves to NVC and will sit until the PD is current 

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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1 hour ago, sharon1611 said:

Thanks for your reply- I a a little confused. So even if the petition took 93-120 months to be approved my brothers priority date Would still be intact ? I’m mean to ask so it doesn’t really matter if his petition went to a service center with shorter processing times since even if the I-130 got worked faster it wouldn’t be of any use since the priority date time would dictate when a visa would become available ?

Exactly. 

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Posted (edited)
17 hours ago, sharon1611 said:

Guys thanks for the response, but the processing time for I-130 for a sibling is showing 93 months where as Other service center is showing 10 months. Such a discrepancy. Also when I filed I-130 for my parents it went to Nebraska service center- I am confused why my sibling application went to the California service center. Any thoughts ?

17 hours ago, sharon1611 said:

Thanks for your reply- I a a little confused. So even if the petition took 93-120 months to be approved my brothers priority date Would still be intact ? I’m mean to ask so it doesn’t really matter if his petition went to a service center with shorter processing times since even if the I-130 got worked faster it wouldn’t be of any use since the priority date time would dictate when a visa would become available ?

Even if the petition was approved tomorrow, you would still be waiting around 14 years (or over 25 years if from certain oversubscribed countries) before you could even start NVC processing.

Edited by geowrian

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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