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Hello,

 

Hope this is allowed - I remember reading in the news back in March that the current administration is planning on closing all international USCIS offices, with duties being transferred domestically. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-preparing-to-close-international-immigration-offices/2019/03/12/e8db2be4-44d3-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html?noredirect=on

 

Does anybody know any more about this? I was hoping to file DCF with London, but not until early next year, so I'm a little worried this may not be an option when our time rolls around.

 

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Butterfly1921 said:

Hello,

 

Hope this is allowed - I remember reading in the news back in March that the current administration is planning on closing all international USCIS offices, with duties being transferred domestically. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-administration-preparing-to-close-international-immigration-offices/2019/03/12/e8db2be4-44d3-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html?noredirect=on

 

Does anybody know any more about this? I was hoping to file DCF with London, but not until early next year, so I'm a little worried this may not be an option when our time rolls around.

 

Thanks!

London has no yet announced a closing date


YMMV

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The plan is for all offices to close before the end of 2019. They started with Moscow and Manila because these offices receive less traffic. They may keep the others open through 2019 but not later. We don't know. 

 

Why are you waiting until 2020 to apply? Why not do it earlier?

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7 hours ago, Jess&Haruha said:

The plan is for all offices to close before the end of 2019. They started with Moscow and Manila because these offices receive less traffic. They may keep the others open through 2019 but not later. We don't know. 

 

Why are you waiting until 2020 to apply? Why not do it earlier?

Because of our jobs and personal family circumstances, it doesn’t really make sense for us to leave the UK until late next year. 

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20 minutes ago, Butterfly1921 said:

Because of our jobs and personal family circumstances, it doesn’t really make sense for us to leave the UK until late next year. 

If you end up applying stateside plan on 12 to 14 months.   You can always drag it out longer 


YMMV

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Just wanted to update this thread. Current these offices are closing:

 

Closing soon:

 

Mexico - Monterrey Field Office (Closing soon)

South Korea - Seoul Field Office (Closing soon)

Greece - Athens Field Office (Closing soon)

 

Already CLOSED:

 

Philippines - Manila Field Office (Closed)

Mexico - Ciudad Juarez Field Office (Closed)

Russia - Moscow Field Office (Closed)

 

Still OPEN as of today's date:

 

Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo Field Office

El Salvador - San Salvador Field Office

Guatemala - Guatemala City Field Office
Haiti - Port-au-Prince Field Office

Mexico - Mexico City Field Office

Peru - Lima Field Office

China - Beijing Field Office
China - Guangzhou Field Office
India - New Delhi Field Office

Thailand - Bangkok Field Office

Germany - Frankfurt Field Office
Ghana - Accra Field Office

Italy - Rome Field Office
Jordan - Amman Field Office
Kenya - Nairobi Field Office

South Africa - Johannesburg Field Office
United Kingdom - London Field Office

 

For the most up-to-date info, please see the official USCIS page:

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-immigration-offices

 


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On 7/3/2019 at 12:39 PM, Butterfly1921 said:

Because of our jobs and personal family circumstances, it doesn’t really make sense for us to leave the UK until late next year. 

You can also drag out a DCF.  You only need to get the USCIS petition filed before the office stops accepting.   Usually in DCF you schedule your own appointment.


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On 9/29/2019 at 9:46 PM, Paul & Mary said:

You can also drag out a DCF.  You only need to get the USCIS petition filed before the office stops accepting.   Usually in DCF you schedule your own appointment.

Is there any limit how long you could drag it out? I have an appointment to submit my I-130 for my wife at the end of this month in Mexico City. However I would not like to do the next step of my wife doing the interview until around March or April if possible. We are planning to move to the US at the end of next summer, but wanted to get the process going ASAP in case any more changes came to the USCIS offices. 

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8 minutes ago, MexicoExpat said:

Is there any limit how long you could drag it out? I have an appointment to submit my I-130 for my wife at the end of this month in Mexico City. However I would not like to do the next step of my wife doing the interview until around March or April if possible. We are planning to move to the US at the end of next summer, but wanted to get the process going ASAP in case any more changes came to the USCIS offices. 

One year after it gets to the consulate .  You will be lucky to get an interview by March because CDJ is so backlogged 

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24 minutes ago, MexicoExpat said:

Is there any limit how long you could drag it out? I have an appointment to submit my I-130 for my wife at the end of this month in Mexico City. However I would not like to do the next step of my wife doing the interview until around March or April if possible. We are planning to move to the US at the end of next summer, but wanted to get the process going ASAP in case any more changes came to the USCIS offices. 

CDJ is very backlogged.   Last year we had NOA2/Case Complete mid June.  It took 6 weeks to get to the consulate side and get our case number.  You schedule your own appointment so grab the closest one to when want to interview.  You can always check a few times a day for cancellations and move up.

 

You need to get the petition in asap to get into the queue.

 


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August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

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Looks like Frankfurt will no longer be accepting petitions starting November: https://de.usembassy.gov/visas/uscis-frankfurt/

 

 

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Beginning November 1, 2019

Beginning November 1, 2019, you must file your petition by mail with the USCIS Lockbox in Dallas. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 webpage.

 

 

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On 9/30/2019 at 9:35 AM, millefleur said:

Just wanted to update this thread. Current these offices are closing:

 

Closing soon:

 

Mexico - Monterrey Field Office (Closing soon)

South Korea - Seoul Field Office (Closing soon)

Greece - Athens Field Office (Closing soon)

 

Already CLOSED:

 

Philippines - Manila Field Office (Closed)

Mexico - Ciudad Juarez Field Office (Closed)

Russia - Moscow Field Office (Closed)

 

Still OPEN as of today's date:

 

Dominican Republic - Santo Domingo Field Office

El Salvador - San Salvador Field Office

Guatemala - Guatemala City Field Office
Haiti - Port-au-Prince Field Office

Mexico - Mexico City Field Office

Peru - Lima Field Office

China - Beijing Field Office
China - Guangzhou Field Office
India - New Delhi Field Office

Thailand - Bangkok Field Office

Germany - Frankfurt Field Office
Ghana - Accra Field Office

Italy - Rome Field Office
Jordan - Amman Field Office
Kenya - Nairobi Field Office

South Africa - Johannesburg Field Office
United Kingdom - London Field Office

 

For the most up-to-date info, please see the official USCIS page:

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-immigration-offices

 

How about in Indonesia,are they closed also?

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29 minutes ago, Joela said:

How about in Indonesia,are they closed also?

There is no USCIS field office in Indonesia.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

There is no USCIS field office in Indonesia.

 

2 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

There is no USCIS field office in Indonesia.

Oh okay,I thought they have their office also in Indonesia. Thanks

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It looks like the USCIS office in Bangkok is not accepting DCF petitions anymore (as of OCT-18; unless petitioners have an exceptional circumstance), and the office will permanently close on DEC-31. I had not seen this posted here yet. 

 

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/thailand-uscis-bangkok-field-office

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