Hi, I had filed I-130 for my spouse on March 2012. It went to the Vermount Service Center. I am a permanent resident filing for my spouse. I got confirmation reciept I-797 from them. My I-130 was at Vermount for 15 months and now as they say it has been transferred to Texas service center, which does not even the current processing time. The visa bulletin, on other hand, says that is processing priority date of October 2011. I have called USCIS plenty of time but cant get any clue. More than anything else, I am just wondering if this is only with my case or all those who filed I-130 in/during March 2012 at Vermount Center. Can someone please help me with some other cases filed during that period at Vermount center? For God sake please find the truth for me.
Truth of what? USCIS is free to distribute any and all applications filed with it to its various offices. It is also free to prioritize adjudications based on when the priority date is expected to be current.
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USCIS takes its time adjudicating petitions when the priority date is not yet current.
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I agree with my colleague. I have had plenty of cases where USCIS transfers the case from one service center to another. It is best if you consult an attorney.
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