I485 Case transfer to another office twice

Amazon Mcdowell
Dec 12, 2018 10 Comments

I filed EB2-NIW back to Nov 2017 and my I485 was transferred to another office about 50 days ago but two days ago it said case transferred to another office again. What does that mean? Anyone has similar experiences? Thanks

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  • Cerner / Other xyyxxy
    load balancing
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft x64
    Do you know which office it went to? It should say in the Notice of Action you received in the mail.

    If it is the "NBC" (National Benefits Center), this means you've been selected for interviewing & you're going to be interviewed some time in the future by a local field office.

    If it is another field office, it's just load balancing and nothing has changed, except you may get processed a little bit faster.
    Dec 12, 2018 3
    • Google / Eng akline
      How long to expect interview letter after submitting 485? Been waiting since July..
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Microsoft x64
      You aren't guaranteed to get an interview on employment based applications. That being said, recently we've seen an uptick where most EB applicants are being interviewed.

      Been waiting for an interview or waiting for I-485 processing?

      Typically, you'll give your biometrics etc and at some point after that but before GC approval, you will get transferred to the NBC. The NBC then continues to process your I-485 as any other office would (but at a slower rate, since it is just one office). After the NBC reaches a point where they are satisfied that your I-485 should be approved, instead of approving it, they refer you to your local field office for interviewing. This stage shows up as 'Ready for interview scheduling' on the USCIS website.

      After that, your local field office will eventually interview you (and any dependents). This will be the same office which you did your biometrics at. This could take a while since there is only one office for you, where as with I-485 general processing, offices all over the country are used to load balance. For busier offices like Seattle and most down in California, this could be anywhere from 6 to 12 months.

      After the interview, you'll receive a decision in under 2 weeks.
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Google / Eng akline
      Already did biometrics back in Aug. So youte saying my interview might not be until Jan or Jul at the latest?
      Dec 13, 2018
  • LinkedIn 85663374
    TC or GTFO
    Dec 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon Mcdowell
      OP
      What does that mean? TC or GTFO?
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Amazon Mcdowell
      OP
      Many thanks
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Twitter FNUz53
      wow this is an underrated epic troll
      Dec 12, 2018
  • Monsanto Microsoft2
    It’s really not in your control, USCIS will do what they have to. It’s probably due the workload at different USCIS service centers.
    Dec 12, 2018 0