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Current Status This case has been sent from Vermont Service

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Current Status: This case has been sent from Vermont Service Center to another office for processing because it has jurisdiction over the case.CRI89 PETITION TO REMOVE CONDITIONS OF PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS RECEIVED to our CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER location for processing because they now have jurisdiction over the case. I've received this notification, why they transfer this case to another service center, is it common? is it good or bad?how long does it take to finalize this case after this notice? thank you for yor help
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas K. Brown, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
USCIS does a lot of strange shifting of work from one service center to another. I've had a number of cases wind up in California lately, so maybe they're underworked over there. In the end, if they decide to do an interview for your I-751 case, it'll be transferred to your local USCIS field office and handled there. If they decide to waive the interview, California will likely keep the case and do the approval themselves. I wouldn't be worried at this point. Currently, I'm seeing I-751s taking anywhere from 10-14 months, whereas my green card cases are flying (5-6 months). When USCIS shifts their priorites it can have dramatic effects. Again, I wouldn't worry unless your case winds up being delayed beyond the typical processing times.

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