USCIS May Schedule your Interview at a Field Office Outside your Area of Residence


USCIS announced this week that it will begin redistributing pending naturalization and permanent residence applications from heavily back-logged field offices, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, to field offices with smaller backlogs in order to minimize the wide disparity in processing times among the USCIS field offices.  This means you could be called in for your interview at an office that is outside your area of residence.  

USCIS confirmed that biometrics appointments, however, will be scheduled at a center near your residence.  

Because this is a very new announcement, we do not know at this time how far from the area of residence such interviews could be scheduled.  We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as soon as we have more information. 

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