Plan to Decrease Processing Times for N-400 and I-485 Applications
Due to the high volume of applications being sent to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a backlog has created a delay in processing times. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services they will now be implementing a new national strategy to decrease the program’s current processing times. Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) and Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) are the main applications being affected by the new strategy. Caseloads will now be distributed between field offices to cut down on the processing times. Interview appointment notices and or other types of notices may be scheduled outside of an applicant’s normal jurisdiction. One thing to remember is that these changes WILL NOT affect where applicants attend their biometrics appointment. Always refer to the instructions given to you in your USCIS notice. If you have doubts or concerns about where to attend an interview always contact your immigration attorney or a USCIS customer service representative.