April 6, 2010
Changes in USCIS Filing Locations
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently changed filing
locations to a Lockbox facility for several of its application forms.
Filing locations for the I-102, I-360, I-485, I-765 and I-824 forms were
changed at the end of February 2010. Most recently, on March 19, 2010,
USCIS announced alterations to filing locations for the Form I-131 on
March 19, 2010. The changes mean that USCIS Lockbox facilities will
receive an increased number of incoming applications. In its news
release regarding the Form I-131, USCIS stated, "By centralizing form
and fee intake to a Lockbox environment, the agency can provide
customers with more efficient and effective initial processing of
applications and fees."
Applications on Form I-131 sent to the wrong location will be
forwarded by USCIS to the correct filing facility through Monday, April
19, 2010, after which they will be returned to the sender.
Additional information and updated filing instructions can be found