December 6, 2010
USCIS Teleconference on Proposed Change to I-130 Filing Procedures
On November 9, 2010, USCIS hosted a teleconference to discuss
proposed changes to the filing procedures for Form I-130, Petition for
Alien Relative, when being filed by petitioners residing overseas.
USCIS is examining the cost-effectiveness of continuing to have USCIS
and Department of State resources overseas accept and adjudicate
petitions for petitioners residing overseas versus having these
petitions accepted and adjudicated by USCIS domestically. USCIS and
Stakeholders discussed the impact such a change in filing
procedures would have on processing times, responding to time-sensitive
USCIS correspondence, emergency/humanitarian processing procedures,
customer service, acceptable forms of payment, and fraud detection. A
Summary of the USCIS Teleconference on Overseas Filing of Form I-130
was released on December 6, 2010.