Why was my case transferred to another USCIS office? Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, Immigration Lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. We get this question a lot. A lot of people freak out when they get alerts as to recent developments in their processing case at USCIS, so a lot of people spend a lot of energy and a lot of time click, click, clicking and trying to track down every single lead, every bit of data they can about where their case is pending. And I get that, these are important cases. Immigration is an important issue for people, if you’re trying to bring a family member here or if you’re trying to obtain an immigration benefit for yourself, you want to get that information. But you can’t get so wound up and so worked up that you go high and low, depending on what the online alerts are.
And one of the biggest things that we see people freaking out about with online alerts, is when they find out that their case has been transferred to another immigration office. Usually, this is transferring from one service center to another. Now, when your case transfers from a service center to the field office and it’s a case that’s going to involve an interview, then that’s something that you’re going to be expecting and happy about because then your case is moving along just fine.
But when your case gets transferred to another service center, people really freak out and they get all worked up about it, and there’s really no reason to get worked up about it. All it means is that your case is being processed by a different office, and that’s usually done not because of anything in particular about your case, but because the processing times at various offices fluctuate, some get busier, some get slower, and your case is then just expected to move to that other office so that they can continue processing your case. It’s generally a good thing. But the long and the short of it is you really shouldn’t get too wound up over what online alerts you receive about your case. Sometimes that information is wrong, sometimes the computer system kicks out incorrect information or it tells you something that might not even be true.
So I wouldn’t get too worked up over it. I don’t think you need to spend much time thinking about it. You should just be trying to figure out how to make your case stronger, how to file a better case and how to make sure that when your interview comes, you’re ready. Those are the things that you can control. What USCIS does, moving your case back and forth, usually, is not a sign of anything in particular about your case and you really just need to let it go and not worry about it.
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