Law Offices of Stuart J. Reich, PLLC

Practice Limited to Immigration & Nationality Law

11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY 10004

(212) 430-6582 phone
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Can we choose where we file to get faster processing of the case?

Q: Can we simply file at whichever US Citizenship and Immigration Services location has the quickest processing times

A: No. USCIS publishes specific instructions on where cases should be filed, depending upon the type of case and the location of either the petitioner's residence (family-based cases) or location of the job (employment-based cases). Filing to the wrong location will result in, at best, transfer to the correct office, and at worst rejection of the filing with a potential to cause significant problems in the even a deadline is approaching.

Any effort to save time by choosing a favorable location will likely result in wasted time overall.

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The above is presented for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship with our firm. The information provided should not be used as guidance in pursuing an immigration matter absent consultation with a qualified immigration attorney.