Why your green card or naturalization interview could now be scheduled farther from home

A new government policy makes it possible for your green card or naturalization interview to be scheduled outside of your normal USCIS jurisdiction.

There are currently large backlogs in some areas of the country in the processing of applications to adjust status (green card) applications, and applications for naturalization. This is causing a big discrepancy in processing times based on where an applicant resides. To help ensure more uniformity across the nation, USCIS has announced that it will begin shifting caseloads between field offices. That means that your green card or citizenship interview may now be scheduled earlier, but at a USCIS office located farther from home. USCIS has stated that the change will not affect the location of biometrics appointments.

For assistance with your green card or citizenship application in any jurisdiction, please contact us at theteam@huwelaw.com or 415-496-9040.