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Does USCIS select a service center based on your physical address?

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Hello all,  my physical address on the I-130 is Houston, Texas but my petition was sent to the Nebraska Service Center. I know that there is a service center in Texas so I thought my petition would be sent there instead. That would make more sense to me so I am curious how USCIS determines which service center to send a petition to. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance!

 

So does USCIS select a service center based on your physical address?

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Timdo72 said:

So does USCIS select a service center based on your physical address?

 

That used to be the case when only two service centers were responsible for adjudicating I-130 petitions.  In a nutshell, physical address of the petitioner became irrelevant when more service centers were given the task of adjudicating such petitions.


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5 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

I believe they select based on case load.

 

Had a petition once in Texas Service Center, it was transferred mid-processing to California

Thanks for letting me know. 

4 hours ago, Ryan H said:

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That used to be the case when only two service centers were responsible for adjudicating I-130 petitions.  In a nutshell, physical address of the petitioner became irrelevant when more service centers were given the task of adjudicating such petitions.

Thanks Ryan for the info!

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