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I was wondering if it was possible to change the destination where your aos is being processed. I am close to 2 other locations that seem to be processing quicker than the one i am at now. 

 

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No. It's possible USCIS might do it (as per an announcement from a month or two ago), but the only way you can change your field office is by moving.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28
Interview date: 2019-02-14
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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Your field office is based on your zipcode: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices

 

It is possible USCIS will transfer your case to another nearby office, per a recent memo. But I would not count on this, and it is not something you can choose or influence (unless you actually move to their jurisdiction).


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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55 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Your field office is based on your zipcode: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices

 

It is possible USCIS will transfer your case to another nearby office, per a recent memo. But I would not count on this, and it is not something you can choose or influence (unless you actually move to their jurisdiction).

Our Field office is Phoenix, AZ  were we went for AOS interview, but biometrics was done in Las Vegas, NV.  I was concerned when people on here were getting interviews in Vegas who had filed months after our I-485.  I shot an email for request of info, stating that others have already had their interviews.  I never got an  email back addressing the issue, but instead was given an appointment date a few days after the email.  I wonder if we would still be waiting..  

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2 minutes ago, Highmystic said:

Our Field office is Phoenix, AZ  were we went for AOS interview, but biometrics was done in Las Vegas, NV.  I was concerned when people on here were getting interviews in Vegas who had filed months after our I-485.  I shot an email for request of info, stating that others have already had their interviews.  I never got an  email back addressing the issue, but instead was given an appointment date a few days after the email.  I wonder if we would still be waiting..  

The other 2 field offices are only 30 mins from me. And my field office is one of the longer ones for processing times. Ill see how things are going and if it seems like its taking a very long time ill look into it. I have already had my biometrics done at the slow location 😢

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The location of biometrics is the ASC, which may or may not be the same as the field office. But the field office still follows the zipcode, even if the ASC is elsewhere.


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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